You can try all sorts of variations on your theme with summer fruits.

My father, who first started West Green Fruits, was something of a purist in his fruit eating habits – i.e. strawberries and raspberries should be eaten as such or used for jam, and that was that!,

My family is happy to eat summer fruits cooked or fresh, on the basis that if you like something in whatever form, it’s good.

You can use blackcurrants, tayberries and/or tummelberries instead of blackberries when making crumbles and pies, especially with apple. I even use raspberries sometimes.

Rhubarb and blackcurrants mixed is nice and has a bit of a tangy zing to the flavour. I use approximately 2 parts rhubarb to 1 part blackcurrants.

Gooseberries tend to be better sieved when making fools, sorbets and ice cream as the skins and pips can be a bit disappointing. However, whole gooseberries in pies and crumbles are delicious as they come.

We always welcome suggestions for recipes, and as time goes by we hope to increase our selection with customers’ favourites.

Whilst strawberries do not freeze well frozen strawberries still make excellent jam, like most frozen fruit. Just add the sugar to the frozen fruit to defrost ans the strawberries keep their colour well.

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We open on Saturday 26, June

Please call 01252845772 from May 1st for information

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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The Christmas Barn opens:

22nd November 2021
9am to 5pm DAILY
until December 22nd or until we sell out!

Please refer to the homepage Covid information as we are operating within Government guidelines
We offer a pre-order & collection service and can deliver locally

Just call 07954730143

We reserve the right to close without notice if necessary

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