This is our latest newsletter, just to let you know what’s been happening at the 'barn' events coming up, special offers & of course news from the farm, if you would like more regular updates why not follow us on twitter @cedarbarn or you can now find us on Facebook. Hope you enjoy it….
Although now well through Autumn and heading on towards Christmas, I did just wanted to take this opportunity for a belated brief review of the summer. What a beautiful summer it was…. Due to the lovely weather, our Strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and raspberries were plentiful, delicious and the highlight on our new Vintage Afternoon Tea menu. We even managed to get plenty ‘jammed’ ready for Christmas.
Cedarbarn took to the airwaves
Having been shortlisted for 3 Deliciouslyorkshire Awards : Best Independent Retailer, Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea for Chloe & Georgia’s Vintage Afternoon Tea and Best Fresh Produce for our home grown vegetables. It was a last minute dash down to London in August to the BBC radio 2 building after Nigel Barden Radio 2’s resident chef rang wanting to use our delicious Maris Bard new potatoes in a recipe on Simon Mayo’s drive time; duly delivered we were rewarded with a lovely mention by Nigel on the show that evening.
Chloe and Georgia were also invited on to Radio York in September, where they were interviewed live on Radio York for 20 minutes about their decision not to go to university but to learn through experience in the workplace and study part time courses alongside. They also talked about their Deliciouslyorkshire shortlisted ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’ their idea and a project which they introduced into the Cedarbarn Café at the beginning of the strawberry picking season. Before the interview they were so nervous but took it all in their stride and came across really well, we were so very proud of them.
The end of summer also meant saying goodbye to our lovely Amy in the café, she has been with us since the age of 15, from the Cedarbarn opening, and is just part of the family, we miss her lots. However she has now moved closer to her dream of becoming a teacher, after graduating university with a B.A. honours in the summer she is now doing her teacher training in primary schools around the area and loving every minute of it.....we wish her every success!
We also said a brief goodbye and good luck to Cameron and Danny in the butchery who have both gone to their respective universities, definitely missed… but we are happy to say they will be back to help us out at Christmas.
On the upside we all said goodbye in style? with a Cedarbarn BBQ where the team held competitions including: giant jenga, twister and sumo matches with giant inflatable sumo suits ….the highlight being ‘Super’ Farmer Karl and ‘Bat’ Chef Mike in super hero sumo suits, trying to knock each other down …hilarious!
CEDARBARN IS AWARDS FINALIST FOR NATIONAL AWARD
We are really proud to say that we have recently been chosen as one of four finalists for a National Award in the category of ‘Own & Local’ from the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA).
The FARMA judges are now on their visits up and down the country to make their final assessment of the candidates for all six categories of the FARMA Awards which will be presented at a gala dinner in Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 25 February 2014. The Awards are assessed by farm retail experts and former award winners who are looking for excellence in management, provenance and service as well as attractive presentation.
Rita Exner of FARMA, said, the ‘Cedarbarn is an excellent farm shop whose uniqueness comes from their own produce and carefully sourced local foods. Mandy and Karl and their team have created a distinctive, top-quality business that richly deserves its place in the finals of the FARMA Awards this year.’
The cows are now tucked up and cosy in their shed for the winter and Christmas is heading towards us at an alarming rate, fortunately Alison is on the ball and having had to order Christmas stock in July, she now has a beautiful display and tasty array of delicious foodie gifts, Yorkshire hampers, handmade gingerbread houses and new this year Pintail Candle tins scented with wonderful aromas of Christmas including mulled wine, gingerbread and mince pie……
As November arrives our thoughts turn to the Christmas feast, so you will be
pleased to know our Christmas order form with a selection of delicious Christmas fayre, is now available in the shop, or if you prefer we can send it to you via email. The last order date is the 16th December, but advisable to get your order in sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
Christmas Hampers and Cedarbarn Gift Vouchers
Corporate Gifts, presents for colleagues, a surprise gift for the person who has everything! or a personal gift for that special someone. You can design your own Hamper or order one of our special Yorkshire hampers
We can also print specific and personal gift vouchers for example; Vintage Afternoon Tea for two, Sunday Lunch for two, Pensioners Lunch or monetary to use in the Farm Shop and Café. If you would like your gift vouchers personalised please
pre-order preferably the day before you would like to collect, if at all possible)
Cedarbarn Soup of the Day & Granary Roll
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
Traditional Prawn Cocktail served with a
Homemade Marie Rose Sauce
Roast ‘Nidderdale’ Turkey served with Apricot
Stuffing and all the trimmings
Our ‘award winning’ Aberdeen Angus Braised Steak, slowly cooked in a Rich Gravy with Mushrooms and Shallots, served with Herb Dumplings
Home baked Vegetarian Strudel
Roasted Winter Vegetables topped with Brie wrapped in Puff Pastry and served with a Red pepper & Tomato Coulis (V)
All served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Delicious Homemade Christmas Pudding served
with Rum Sauce
Zesty Lemon Possett served with Home baked Shortbread
Yorkshire Cheese & Biscuits served with Homemade Chutney
A Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee
£19.95 per person
Menu available for pre-booked parties
of 8 people or more, throughout December
(Private evening bookings are available for a minimum
of 20 people at £22.95 per person)
Dates for your diary
Monday 9th & Monday 16th December
Pensioners Christmas Lunch
(Smaller portions for smaller appetites!)
Includes 3 course Christmas Lunch & Coffee/Tea £10.95 (12-3pm)
Saturday 14th December
‘Walking Lovers’ Christmas Dinner (Full)
Interested in walking? You will enjoy this ….
Charity event organised by Ryedale walking group ‘Walking 4 Free’
Delicious 3 course Christmas dinner with Guest Speaker from Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and Grand Raffle through the evening £19.95
Friday 20th December
Christmas Jazz Evening
Celebrate the season with a delicious 3 course Christmas dinner, featuring special guests,
local 4 piece jazz band, the Ryedale Stompers £25.00
Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd December
Christmas Sunday Lunch
Getting together with family or friends for an early Christmas….
Enjoy our delicious seasonal 3 course lunch with tea or coffee
£17.95 per person (Children’s 2 course and juice £7.95)
Sunday 29th December
‘Brassed Off’ Celebration Sunday Lunch
‘Brassed off’ after Christmas, enjoy an early New Year celebration with a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch accompanied by a 12 piece Brass Band in the herb garden.
£18.95 per person (Children’s 2 course and juice £7.95)
Musical Vintage Afternoon Tea with the Spa’s King of the keyboards Howard Beaumont and Guest Singer Roger Maughan (10th February 2.30 pm)
Murder Mystery Dinner – details to be confirmed (March)
‘Fawlty’ Towers Experience returns by popular demand
Our special evening events tend to fill up quickly
so avoid disappointment
BOOK EARLY 01751 475614
Current Opening Hours Winter 2013
Monday - Saturday
Shop 9.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 10.00am - 3.00pm (after 3pm pre-booked afternoon tea only)
Shop 10.00 - 4.00pm
Café 10.00 - 3.00pm
12-3pm Sunday Lunch Menu Only
EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
Bearing in mind the unusual weather conditions of the last couple of years, if the ‘ice age’ returns this year, please telephone or check the news section on our website for any changes in opening times, cancellations of events etc.
If you have any problems getting out, just call us with your order and we will be happy to send your shopping out via Farmer Karl’s 4X4 delivery service.
Orders - Phone the office 01751 475614 Ext. 5
You will also find our up to date news on twitter @cedarbarn and our new Cedarbarn Facebook page.
A huge thank you
Karl, Mandy, Chloe, Alison and the whole Cedarbarn team would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who voted for us in the new national Farm Shop and Deli awards, we were overwhelmed by your response and lovely comments. We have been informed that the FSD awards finalists will be announced at the end of January so everything crossed!!!
Look forward to seeing you soon
Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café
Welcome to Cedarbarn, where we're passionate about growing, cooking and eating fabulous food!
Our award-winning farm shop and café is food heaven… but our produce doesn't just taste great; we're proud to say it's locally sourced as far as possible, with much of it grown on our own farm. Nearly everything we sell or serve has been produced right here in beautiful North Yorkshire, whether it's our own fresh meat, Scarborough fish, seasonal fruit and vegetables or delicious deli products.
Cedarbarn is run by husband and wife team Karl and Mandy Avison. Karl's family has farmed in the Thornton Dale area for over a century, and Mandy has years of experience in hotels and catering, so they make the perfect team! The business is a real family affair, with Karl and Mandy's daughter Chloe supervising the Café, their niece and nephew working part-time and even Karl's mum lending a hand in the kitchen.
Our aim at Cedarbarn is very simple; to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as possible. We're inspired by our love of farming and also care deeply about our impact on the environment - so all our operations are as eco-friendly as possible.
There's always something to do here on the farm, from planting to picking! Why not come along and visit us to find out more about the farming year and seasons?
We have our own butchery, where we prepare our home-reared and locally-sourced meats to serve or sell. We oversee everything from field to fork, so you'll really taste the difference!
The Cedarbarn shop is a feast of foodie delights, with our own fresh and cooked meats, home-made pies, sausages, burgers and ready meals, fine Yorkshire deli products and much more…
Our popular café has spectacular views across the countryside and our 'pick-your-own' fields, serving hearty all-day Yorkshire breakfasts, tasty lunches based on seasonal produce and mouth-watering home baking.
Please come and see us soon!
Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7JX