Author Archives: Kim Hartshorne

This week’s fruit

Turkish White figs are in season. These small figs have a fantastic flavour and texture, and never treated with any chemicals. They are ripe and ready to eat now. We have included them in our £25 box, if you would like to add to your £15 box or would like any extra £2.10 for 3. 

This weeks boxes contain pomegranate which are one of the most magical fruits in the world. It has inspired legends, tales and poems throughout history. In Ancient Egypt, the gods were presented with a gift of pomegranates. Kings were buried with pomegranates so that they could take them into the afterlife. Hades tricked Zeus’ daughter with a pomegranate. Of all the precious gifts given to him, Buddha favoured a pomegranate brought to him by an old lady. Some say that the forbidden fruit in Adam and Eve’s story is not an apple but in fact a pomegranate. There are lots of ways to add them to your diet, toss them into a green or fruit salad, Sprinkle onto your yoghurt or oatmeal. Add them to smoothies or juices. Use pomegranate seeds as a tangy garnish on avocado toast.

Garnish roasted or grilled meat dishes with the tasty seeds.

Add them to sangria, cocktails, or mocktails.

Eat them fresh from the fruit.

The easiest way to remove the seeds put one half, cut side down, on your hand over a bowl. Use a sturdy wooden spoon to thwack the pomegranate firmly a couple of times, turn the fruit a quarter of a turn and repeat. Be sure you smack every inch of the fruit,repeating until all of the seeds have been released into the bowl. Repeat with the second half.

Our Customer’s Stories

So many of our customers have talents which we just want to share with you. Each week we will bring you their stories. Make sure you check out their website or follow them on Facebook or instagram.

This week we are featuring Julia Brownsword a mixed media artist. Julia takes advantage of our delivery service to Whaley Bridge each Friday. 

We love getting our wonderful box of veg/fruit delivered to us each Friday. The recipes (with excellent fresh ingredients) are always a joy. Keep up the good work’ Julia Brownsword

Julias’ inspiration for her art is taken from the passion ignited by the Peak District landscape in which she runs and cycles. She composes 2D images of her journeys capturing the landscape by using an eclectic mix of textiles, paper, paint and stitchery. Computer technology enables the translation of these images into design for 3D products eg. lampshades, lanterns, coasters and cushions. Julia is a member of an artists group called Peak Vision Arts based in Chapel -en-le Frith. She will be exhibiting with Peak Vision Arts at the Gatehouse Gallery, Haddon Hall, Bakewell between 23rd October and 29th October 10-4.30pm each day and also at her Showcase weekend at no 89 Market St, Chapel-en-le- Frith on the 18th and 19th November 10.30am-4pm each day. You will be able to purchase unique items on the run up to Christmas.

Fresh Pasta

This week’s pasta. To order see FRESH PASTA in DELI CORNER section.

Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Gnocchi – The filling is made with fresh beetroot roasted in the oven and mixed with delicious French goats’ cheese in order to achieve a great balanced taste and recreate a traditional British combination in pasta! It also has an intense burgundy color that comes across the pasta to make an amazing presentation! Try it with simple Oil and Parmigiano Reggiano.  A very simple combination that becomes a real treat! Suitable for Vegetarians. Suitable for freezing

Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli – These Ravioli are square-shaped pasta parcels made from 00 and Durum Wheat flour with a high free-range egg content (30%) – this is a sign of superior quality. Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli is the most traditional and well-known Italian variety of ravioli. The delicious and creamy filling is made from scratch in the La Tua’s London kitchen by cooking whole spinach leaves with a bit of garlic and then adding fresh ricotta cheese and Italian grated cheese. This filling is a firm favourite which is only reflected by the number of awards it’s acquired. We suggest serving up with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano or gently coating with a Sage Butter Sauce.

Tomato & Mozzarella Tortelloni – These Artisan Tortelloni are hand folded one by one to incorporate more filling. The pasta has a very high Free Range egg percentage (30%) and La Tua use a special blend of 00 and Durum Wheat flour so that the pasta holds the cooking very well. This filling features a classic taste combination that combines tasty marinated tomatoes with premium Fresh Italian mozzarella and basil: fresh and full of flavour, this is a simple and truly beautiful Italian filling and an all time favourite!

Pea & Shallot Ravioli – They are square-shaped pasta parcels (made with durum wheat flour and water) stuffed with a simple but delicious filling of green peas and tasty shallots sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are best served with our Tomato Sauce or a sauce of your choice.

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Longley Farm Dairy Products

Don’t forget our large range of Longley farm products that you can add to your order. We have 13 varieties of yoghurt available this week, if you have any special requests for Longley farm produce that you can’t see listed on our website just message us and we can order for you (let us know by Wednesday lunchtime) –

Greek Feta, the perfect salad cheese.

Cheese of the week is Cricket St Thomas Capricorn goats cheese, beautifully balanced with a mild and nutty flavour, this multiple award winning team of cheesemakers use a process of ripening that creates an irresistible full flavour and creamy texture. A tasty alternative to cow’s milk cheeses, It is perfect for all cheese lovers and suitable for vegetarians. Try crumbled into salads, grilled over vegetables or add to your favourite toasty for the ultimate cheese-lovers treat. £3.20 100g

Breakfast Box

Looking for breakfast inspiration then try our popular breakfast box which includes Kim’s homemade, all natural muesli. It is bursting with oats, coconut, almonds, cashews, cranberries, sultanas, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame seeds, natural puffed rice and corn. £12.80



Grapefruit x 2 or


Large Longley Farm natural whole milk yoghurt

Reuben’s Retreat

We are pleased to announce our association with Reuben’s Retreat. Glossop has really taken this charity to heart and we are glad to donate £1 from every new £25 box referred to us by Reuben’s Retreat. To order your box and help this worthy cause just ring on 01457852456 to arrange delivery to your home or to collect from our Charlesworth shop.

You can find out more about this wonderful charity who support the families of complexly poorly children by going to their website