As well as providing chefs with high quality produce, we put the odd, bizarre, nutritious and delicious into the kitchen.
Our local veg bag scheme:
Due to the pressure on food supply and the difficulty felt by many during the COVID-19 to access fresh produce, we have started an organic veg bag delivery service to our local community in the Buckfastleigh/Ashburton area, filled each week with nutritious, seasonal and delicious vegetables and produce, lovingly grown and made here at The Husbandry School, in Bickington.
If you are interested in getting involved in our weekly deliveries, feel free to call on 01626 821145 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and up to date slot availability.
“Thank you for your wonderful produce and for all of your support in delivering during this pandemic – It has been really appreciated.” – Liz
“I feel blessed to be a part of The Husbandry School veg bag scheme. There is a quality to the produce we receive each week that far outshines any box scheme we have had before.From the flowers in the salad to the funky little cucumbers, everything is exquisite. I couldn’t rate this friendly service more!” – Leigh Smith
“Its fabulous to be offered delicious locally grown seasonal veg and it makes us think more creatively in the kitchen. I particularly adore the salad bag – best combination i have EVER taster. And the team who are deliver our bag are wonderful!” – Jo Barley
“A very big thank you to all at The Husbandry School for the wonderfully fresh veg bag delivered to the doorstep throughout these troubling times, keeping us happy and healthy!” – Brian Causton
Here at the Husbandry school we produce extraordinary ingredients to cook with – everything from Calendula Sugars to Peruvian root tubers! We are famous for our Salad bags with herbs and edible flowers – with over 68 different ingredients in each pack with borage, nasturtium, viola and marigold and the vivid magenta leaves of red orache.
We also produce an amazing array of heritage vegetables including Asparagus kale, Inca pea beans, old fashioned purple carrots, climbing courgettes, African horned cucumbers, long forgotten lettuces and a kaleidoscopic array of tomatoes and squashes.
Grains like Amaranth and quinoa grow really well on our land alongside many types of edible leaves and we are always trying out something new. Kailan, a Chinese sprouting broccoli tastes like asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli and kale all rolled into one, with its succulent stems and delicate flowering heads.
Unusual herbs and berries are also a passion of ours and we have such exotic delights as Tangerine and Pineapple sage, Thai basils and Bergamots. Strawberry spinach, with its micro strawberries, Aunt molly’s ground cherry, Golden pearls, Wonder berry and Goji berries are currently being grown for some new edible delights.
We also have our own herds of Boer and Cashmere goats, producing healthy meat as well as fibres for felting and textile making. Pedigree Tamworth pigs, for bacon, pork sausages, gammon and of course some lovely sheep and lambs. Our animals are naturally reared according to Wholesome Food Association principles and practice and chefs, butchers and food lovers all praise our meat for being outstanding in terms of quality and taste.
Specialist herbs, vinegars, preserves, pickles and sugars are all made here too using old recipes handed down from our Mothers and Grandmothers as well as curious recipes discovered on our travels. Everything from rose petal sugar to pickled Nasturtium seeds, greengage jam to garlic oil plus many more tasty and aromatic delicacies are available.
What do we produce?
- Salad bags with herbs
- Edible flowers
- Unusual herbs and berries
- Peruvian root tubers
- Calendula sugars
- Rose petal sugar
- Asparagus kale
- Inca pea beans
- Old fashioned purple carrots
- Climbing courgettes
- African horned cucumbers
- Pickled Nasturtium seeds
- Amaranth grain
- Quinoa grain
- Edible leaves
- Kailan, a Chinese sprouting broccoli.
- Tangerine and Pineapple sage
- Thai basils
- Strawberry spinach
- Aunt molly’s ground cherry
- Golden pearls
- Wonder berries
- Goji berries
- Greengage jam
- Garlic oil
- Organic meat – Tamworth pork, Lamb, Hogget and Boer X breed goat
and much, much more!
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Who buys our produce?
We supply a range of local (and not so local) restaurants, hotels, schools and other establishments with a vast array of our produce. Our heritage varieties include many rare and unusual plants.
Amongst others, our clients include:
The Ashburton Cookery School
Based on the edge of Dartmoor, the Ashburton Cookery School offers the UK’s widest range of cookery courses with over 40 to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as experienced cooks. Working in superbly equipped teaching kitchens, students are taught fundamental cookery techniques by experienced Chef Tutors that can be applied in a professional kitchen or entertaining at home.
We are proud to be working together with the Ashburton Cookery School and always look forward to welcoming their students onto The Hill.