Clementines are starting to arrive in the market. We have picked leafy Spanish Clemenules to go in both boxes this week, they are delicious, this early variety of Clementine is exceptionally sweet, the name comes from the variety Clementine and “Nules”, a town situated in the Spanish Castellon province, in season from November to January, we think you are going to love them.
This week our feature customers are Deirdre and Andrew from Hayfield, who are also owners of Peak Bean Coffee based in Furness Vale. We have been proud stockists of their coffee from the beginning of their coffee journey.
Peak Bean was born out of a love for coffee. Andrew and Deirdre have always felt good coffee can be accessible to everyone, no matter where they are on their coffee journey. They strive to roast and blend beans so that when that first coffee of the day is consumed, it brings a little joy and a smile to someone’s face.
Peak Bean began it’s roots in a small café run by Deirdre and Andrew, found in the beautiful village of Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire. Alongside serving delicious home-made cakes and soups, they loved serving a variety of barista standard coffee drinks from their traditional coffee machines.
However, whilst they aimed to source locally as much as possible, there was a struggle to find a freshly roasted coffee to serve. So they decided to try it for themselves, bought a roaster and started experimenting with their very own blends.
Peak Bean continues to carefully roast single bean batches, create blends, and now have a range of freshly roasted coffees that they are really proud of: they burst with freshness, flavour and really hit the spot.
Dedicated to keeping their traceability of product as transparent as possible, Peak Bean likes to know where the coffee beans they roast come from. This is why they source from various cooperatives and organisations, paying that little bit extra to help those farmers and enable them to put some of their profits back into their local communities. Many of the cooperatives are certified Organic as well as with The Fairtrade Foundation and Rainforest Alliance.
Available as whole beans or ground
A Blend of arabica beans originating from Papua New Guinea and Peru.
This is a combination of beans that is full of flavour, chocolate and caramel notes with hints of orange and lemon.
Medium City Roast £6.50
This is a blended coffee which is full of flavour. lovely deep forest fruits, grounded by earthy notes, then finishes off with a flash of lemon. An ideal drink to start your day.
Medium to Full City Roast
An African Coffee blend consisting of some gorgeous arabica beans from Kenya and Uganda. £6.50
They have crossed continents to bring these origins together and make a superbly creative drink. Cracken Edge is a blend of Ethiopian and Indonesian coffee beans.
Medium to Full City Roast
This blended coffee is full of sweet juicy forest fruit with a twist of lime yet balanced by chocolate and caramel overtones. £6.50
Eccles Pike Espresso
A blend of naturally processed Brazilian Cerrado fine cup, Kenyon and indonesian coffee beans £6.50
Brazil Decaffeinated coffee
A medium bodied coffee with lovely cocoa, almond notes with a hint of delicious dark cherry £7.00
Available to preorder, stock arriving Friday 1st December
This years Holiday coffee is smooth, rich seasonable blend, full of chocolate, nuts, figs with a hint of holiday spice. The beans have been sourced from Brazil, Uganda and India.
Call in this Friday morning between 10am and 12 noon to meet Deirdre and sample some of their delicious coffee, Deirdre is also a great baker and she shared one of her American muffin recipes with us, we will be baking these delicious cranberry muffins for you to sample along with the coffee.
Fresh cranberries have arrived. Perfect for freezing ready for Christmas, £2.80 for 340g, fresh from Wisconsin USA, Cranberries are grown on 21,000 acres across 20 counties in Wisconsin. The sand and peat marshes in central and northern Wisconsin create the perfect growing conditions for them.
Cranberries are one of the few Native American fruits, they have not always been called cranberries! Indigenous American people called this fruit ibimi which literally means “bitter berry”. German and Dutch settlers renamed the fruit “crane berry” because they thought the flower and vine looked like the head, neck and bill of a crane.
Cranberries grow on low running vines in marshes and sandy bogs. They need acidic peat soil, and to be near fresh water. Contrary to popular belief, while cranberries need to be near water, they do not actually grow in water. There are two primary methods to harvest cranberries: dry harvesting, and wet harvesting. In wet harvesting, the fields where the cranberries grow are flushed with water, and the growers come through with machines to dislodge the berries from their vines. The machines are nicknamed “eggbeaters”.
Once the cranberries are dislodged, they rise to the surface of the water, are collected, and taken to be processed. Wet harvesting is very efficient, but it also damages the berries more than dry harvesting. This method is only used for cranberries which are going to be processed. Our cranberries are dry harvested so they reach you in peak condition.
Our cranberries come from Ocean Spray, a farmer-owned cooperative, which gives all the profits back to it’s farmers. It is made up of over 700 growing families in North and South America. Seven out of ten cranberries that are sold in the world today come from Ocean Spray.
Not only for cranberry sauce, you can add to cocktails or champagne, delicious in cakes and muffins, add to apple crumble. We have 2 great recipes one for cranberry sauce and the other for cranberry muffins.
If you are looking to plan meals ahead, take a look at our recipe bag section, we have a great selection of soups, main courses and fish dishes. These recipes are always quick and easy to prepare and have the added convenience of all of the ingredients coming in this one bag. You just need to add the love!!
We have exceptional pickling onions available this week. 500g will make 2 large jars.
We have a great recipe as well, just ask us to pop one in your order.
I know we don’t want to think about Christmas but these make perfect Christmas gifts. Homemade gifts are always a pleasure to receive. £2 per kg
The La Tua Devonshire Crab and Mascarpone Charcoal Tortelloni was so popular that a lot of customers missed out last week but we have more coming in on Wednesday.
This week’s pasta. To order see FRESH PASTA in DELI CORNER section.
British Devonshire Crab and Mascarpone Charcoal Tortelloni – For a limited time only, savour the sophistication of this seasonal special, the British Crab and Mascarpone filled Tortelloni. This special limited edition luxury pasta is made with a touch of charcoal, which gives it this exquisite black finish. It is a creation designed to captivate your taste buds with a harmonious blend of premium ingredients, making it the ultimate showstopper. Delicious served with butter, lemon zest, Parmesan and parsley.
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!
Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for freezing.
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) –
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
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