20-28 MAY
The Hall & Gardens will be closed for a private event 20-28 May • Our shops, cafés & estate walks will remain open

Farm Shop Blog – May

The Farmshop is a hive of activity this week as we get ready for our first Doddington Food Feastival on Monday 7 May. We are really excited that you will be able to meet some of our lovely producers and learn a bit more about their products and what makes them so special. We also have some new products for you to try and based on your feedback we will decide if they become regular lines in the shop.


We are also preparing to showcase some of our Farm Shop team’s favourite lines, we will be offering a hamper of them to one lucky visitor to the Feastival. I’m having real trouble deciding what my favourite is but at this time of year Jersey Royals and Asparagus have to be up there. Emily will be cooking both of these on our vegan stand.


We are so lucky to have so many great ingredients at our fingertips but sometimes we potentially forget the simple things. Last weekend I completely forgot to make a pudding until almost the last minute, I was meant to cook a crumble but instead I fell back to one of my mum’s classic desserts – baked apples. Prepped in five minutes and everyone loved them.


~ Sarah Hall, Farm Shop Manager



  • Bramley Apples (one per person)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Soft brown sugar (or whatever you have in the cupboard)
  • Mixed dried fruit (if you have time soak it in a little cold tea or brandy)
  • Cream to serve

Preheat the oven to 180’

Core the apples, stand them in a shallow oven proof dish

Fill the central holes with the fruit and soft brown sugar, pour a little tea/brandy into each and add a dot of butter to the top of each one

Bake for 30 minutes

Serve with lots of cream and enjoy!



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