We have new stock in the shop this year. The shop is usually open 9am – 8pm Fridays, 9am – 6pm Saturdays and 9am – 4pm Sundays. Weekday times vary, but we’re open most of the day during holiday periods. If you have any suggestions for products we should stock, or queries about stock, then please let us know.

Horsley Jams

Gill in Horsley (just down the road) is supplying preserves for the shop. We are currently stocking Damson Jam, Blackcurrant Jam, Golden Plum Jam, Oxford Marmalade, Beetroot and Apple Chutney and Sweet and Spicy Chutney. The preserves are all handmade with local seasonal ingredients where possible, and no additives. The preserves are all £2.40 a jar.

We are using the Bertinet Bakery this year for our bread deliveries (our supplier last year, The Artisan Baker, are no longer doing wholesale deliveries). The croissants and other viennoiseries from Bertinet (just visible on the left) are delicious! Bread is usually delivered on a Saturday morning, but in the off season April / Oct) this is dependent upon how busy we are.

We will usually have white and brown loaves, croissants and pain au chocolat, baguettes, sourdoughs, rolls and brioche burger buns and a few speciality breads such as rosemary focaccia, ciabatta, walnut and olive breads.

We are also stocking local cakes and biscuits. This week we have had brownies, choc chip cookies, molasses cookies, Welsh cakes, coconut and cherry slices and rock cakes.

Our range of Stroud Brewery beers has also expanded, and now includes the wheat free Asparagasm, Big Cat stout and Melissa, a delicious honey beer. We are still stocking Budding, Stroud golden ale, Teasel, Five Valleys, Tom Long and Organic lager. Our ciders are from Severn Cider, and include their sweet, medium and dry, as well as a perry. Arriving soon will be a new selection from Corinium Ales including Corinium Gold, Ale Caesar IPA and the delicious Pliny the Elder – a light Elderflower Ale that’s perfect for camping, especially in the Elderflower Orchard! We also have a Gem, Golden Hare and Barnsey from Bath Ales. Our beers and ciders are stocked chilled and at room temperature. We also have a selection of white, red and rosé wines selected for us by Marcus from Raffles Fine Wines in Nailsworth.

BeersWe have had venison in the shop for the first time this year. It’s wild venison from an estate near Cirencester, and butchered down the road in Nailsworth. This was delicious and has sold better than we expected, so we’ll be stocking venison whenever possible throughout the camping season. We had diced venison, burgers, sausages, steaks and loins.

Venison Kebab and Burger

The diced venison made the best kebabs we’ve had for a long time – rubbed with salt, pepper, paprika and a little cayenne and grilled over a campfire, as seen on the right, with a venison burger and salad.

We now have a good selection of traditional Tewkesbury mustards. This is one of the most famous English mustards, described in 1662 as the ‘best mustard in England’ and even mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry IV. The Tewkesbury Mustard Company are the only producers still making the mustard in Tewkesbury, so you can guarantee that you’re getting the genuine article!

Unfortunately, Woefuldane, our dairy supplier (who also supply the milk for the delicious Winstones Ice Creams in our shop) are no longer delivering cheese, so we will be taking delivery of a selection of Godsells’ cheeses. Godsells are based just down the hill in Leonard Stanley, and their cheeses have won numerous awards, including multiple golds at the World Cheese Awards.

Jen's cards

We are also taking delivery of some new hand printed cards this week. These are from local artist Jen Whiskerd who prints using woodcuts and linocuts. We are really keen on the new cards, and we are hoping that Jen might print some images from the farm in the future. As well as the cards we have a limited number of tea towels from Jen.

Other new cards include ornate illustrations by Fiona Owen from Nathaniel Hughes’ new book ‘Intuitive Herbalism’.

Firewood is now available from the shop in our reusable sacks, so if you turn up after the wood delivery then you no longer have to push barrows of wood around the site!

Finally, we’re planning to stock salamis and chorizos, as they make a great cold picnic lunch and an excellent ingredient for one-pot cooking. We hope to have some in the shop by the late May Bank Holiday.

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