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November 12, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

New Smoked Pheasant recipe

Shropshire-based Caribbean chef Sabrina Zeif, founder of Kitchen Thyme & The Menopause Chef has just made this delicious new recipe using Apley Estate’s very own, unique Smoked Pheasant. Apart from tasting fabulous, it’s always super quick & easy to prepare. Here Sabrina has served it on a bed of lemon, quinoa & sweet pepper salad & drizzled with peppercorn sauce. I love the blend of this game product with her Trinidadian style !

There are 5 ways to order Smoked Pheasant:

  1. Call us on 01952 581 002
  2. Text us on 07739 320 314
  3. Email us enquiries@apleyfarmshop.co.uk
  4. Visit us onsite – TF11 9EF – open 7 days a week
  5. http://www.ApleyOnline.com

Try before you buy: Come & taste the Smoked Pheasant for yourself at the Apley Christmas Market 24-25 Nov, 10-4pm both days. Free entry & free tasters – don’t miss it !

To contact Sabrina, email her on sabrina@themenopausechef.com

Photos by Steve Watts of A Decent Exposure Photography who not only photos food & all going on at Apley Farm Shop, but also family photos which make great Christmas pressies.

November 7, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Huxley Turkeys at Apley Farm Shop

It’s not long now before Huxley Turkeys will be available at Apley Farm Shop. They’re very local – from only 10 miles away. Here’s a bit about the family farm where they’re reared & our Christmas order form.

There are 5 ways to place your order:

  1. Call us on 01952 581 002
  2. Text us on 07739 320 314
  3. Email us enquiries@apleyfarmshop.co.uk
  4. Visit us onsite – TF11 9EF – open 7 days a week
  5. http://www.ApleyOnline.com

Try before you buy: We’ll be offering free tasters at the Apley Christmas Market 24-25 Nov (free entry!)

Win your Christmas turkey!

Simply order yours by 5pm on Friday 30 November & be in with a chance of winning your turkey! See our website for details.

“Huxley Turkeys is based near Shifnal, which is a traditional beef, sheep and arable farm and has a herd of pedigree South Devon suckler cows.

 

Phil and Rachael Huxley are now specialising in producing top quality traditional oven ready turkeys for the Christmas market.  The day to day management of the turkey enterprise is done by Rachael, who ensures the health and wellbeing of the birds is paramount. 

Only hen turkeys are bought in and are reared in barns open to the elements and bedded on straw produced on the farm.  White and bronze turkeys are available, a fabulous range of turkey breeds are selected for their wonderful broad breasted confirmation. Turkeys have now been reared by the Huxley family for three generations.”

 

November 5, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

After an awesome Spookley Pumpkin Festival, the Apley Christmas Market is next

Bradleys – Floral Linen Sun Hat, wired brim

Bradleys – Floral English Leather & Linen Gardening Gloves

After an awesome Spookley Pumpkin Festival where we’ve yet again seen more coming to have Pumpkin fun than ever before, our Apley Christmas Market is up next on 24-25 Nov. It’s a free event with free tasters. Great way to start the Christmas season & taste great food & drink. You get to meet the producers too & chat with them about how they’ve developed their products.

The market is a mix of food & craft, including (for the first time ever this year), Bradleys Tannery of Bridgnorth, sell stunning leathers goods all over the world, but don’t have a retail outlet in Shropshire. BUT they’ll be at the Apley Christmas Market to show off their beautiful work. Click HERE to see their collection.

 

 

 

October 29, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

BBC Radio Shropshire at Apley Farm Shop

BBC Shropshire’s Ian Perry interviewing Gavin (Lord Hamilton)

Sunglasses, courtesy of a willing customer!

People just don’t realise how much effort goes in nor how much heavy lifting there is!

Ian Perry of BBC Radio Shropshire dropped in on Thursday morning to talk to Gavin & me about the Spookley Pumpkin Festival (which continues until Wed 31 Oct 5pm) as well as developments on the Apley Estate since arriving nearly 13 years ago in 2006.

To listen again, click HERE. I talked about pumpkins from 1:53:18 to 1:56:07 then Gavin talked about the estate 2:42:28 to 2.48:35.

Here are some super photos by A Decent Exposure Photography of more pumpkins arriving today (we’re not growing our own this year – they’re still very local, from a farm near Shrewsbury).

 

October 24, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

EKO Bushcraft activities – Watch our film & book your place

EKO (Educating Kids Outdoors) are holding Bushcraft activities at Apley Farm Shop next week. They will be from 1-4 Nov at 10-11am (Fire Lighting), 11-12noon (Creative Clay) & 12-1pm (Wonderful Willow).

As these are new, we asked Steve (A Decent Exposure Photography) to make a FILM, to show you what they’re all about.

Click HERE to take a peek.

If you’d like to try it, click HERE to book your places. £24 for all 3 or £9 each. Booking is essential.

We’ve sold over half the tickets, so don’t delay !

For full details on our website, click HERE.

Click HERE to visit EKO’s website for details of their other activities throughout the year including the 2019 Pigg’s Playbarn Sleepover !

For Spookley Pumpkin tickets, click HERE. Pumpkin fun continues 26-31 Oct, then the Bushcraft fun runs 1-4 Nov. Then it’s back to school !

October 18, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall team coming to Apley Farm Shop

Credit: National Trust Jean Pierre Camm

National Trust Chris Lacey

National Trust Chris Lacey

The team from the National Trust at Dudmaston are taking to the roads this summer. Touring local events and attractions in Shropshire, they’re heading to Apley Farm Shop this Sunday. As a conservation charity, the National Trust is committed to caring for special places for ever for everyone. Find out how the team are working to achieve this at Dudmaston Hall near Bridgnorth and what you can do to support them, whether it’s volunteering your time or joining up as a member.

About the Dudmaston Estate…

Stretching across 3,000 acres, Dudmaston is a working estate, with a 900 year family history at its heart. Explore parkland and woodland walks everyday, enjoy the stunning formal gardens and visit the renowned Modern art collection in the galleries, which include works by Moore, Matisse and Hepworth.

They came 13-14 Oct & will be back again on these dates:

  • This weekend – Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct (one of our Spookley weekends)
  • Thursday 1 November (EKO Bushcraft events also on that day)
  • Friday 2 November (EKO Bushcraft events also on that day)
  • Sat 10 & Sun 11 November
  • Sat 17 & Sun 18 November
  • Sat 8 & Sun 9 December (to coincide with Santa events)
  • Sat 15 & Sun 16 December (to coincide with Santa events)
October 17, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Grab your Spookley tickets whilst you can !

John – our General Manager – fixing final signs

Choose your pumpkin on the Pumpkin Patch or for an extra £1, go & find one in the Apley Maze

Grab your Spookley tickets whilst you can ! We’re sold out on many days, so be quick !

Here are a few photos from last Sunday which was sooo wet !

Photos by Steve Watts of A Decent Exposure Photography.

Optional special offer: Two photos for £6 for one for £4.50.

Full details are HERE.

Tickets are HERE.

October 16, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

The 2018 Apley Christmas hampers are available now!

Apley Shropshire Delights Hamper, £70

Apley Cider Lovers Hamper, £15

Apley Luxury Christmas Hamper, £135

Apley Gin Lovers Hamper, £25

Apley Beer Lovers Hamper, £15

Apley Christmas cheese board (example)

Apley Cheese Lovers Hamper, £15

The 2018 Apley Christmas hampers are available now! Just pick & CLICK ! They’re all available via our online shop: www.ApleyOnline.com or in our Food Hall at Apley Farm Shop. If you prefer, they will soon also be available on Amazon.

There are SIX to choose from ..

  1. Apley Cheese Lovers Hamper, £15
  2. Apley Beer Lovers Hamper, £15
  3. Apley Cider Lovers Hamper, £15
  4. Apley Ladies’ Hamper, £ tbc
  5. Apley Gin Lovers Hamper, £25
  6. Apley Shropshire Delights Hamper, £70
  7. Apley Luxury Christmas Hamper, £135

Apley Ladies Hamper, £ tbc

Tailor-made hampers just for you ? Some customers would rather browse the Food Hall & hand select their favourite items to create their own hamper, which is of course fine too. We have a dedicated ‘hamper station’ where we’ll help you wrap it, finished with our super Apley Farm Shop ribbon.

Whilst thinking about Christmas & to get an idea what Christmas is like at Apley Farm Shop, why not sit back & snatch 2 mins to watch our Christmas FILM by clicking HERE.

October 13, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

EKO Bushcraft activities during the October half term week

If you are looking for activities for your children this October half term, click HERE for some Bushcraft sessions organised by Educating Kids Outdoors (EKO) at Apley Farm Shop, Shropshire.

Held outdoors around the campfire daily, activities include Fire Lighting (10am), Creative Clay (11am) & Wonderful Willow (12noon).

Places are limited, so bag yours now. Just click HERE.

The sessions are for children & adults of all ages & will be adapted to the group’s experience & knowledge with plenty of free range exploring & discovery activities available as well. All places are bookable online or in Pigg’s Playbarn.

Click HERE to read these testimonials on how other children feel about their EKO experiences.

Playbarn Sleepover 2019

EKO are not only holding these Bushcraft activities, but they’ve already opened their bookings for the very popular Sleepover in Pigg’s Playbarn. It’ll be on Thursday 1 to Friday 2 August 2019. Just click HERE to bag your place.

Summer 2019 !! Holiday Club 

Plus, if you’re getting really organised & don’t want your child to miss this super day, the Ministry of Kids (MOK) has also opened their summer holiday bookings for Tuesday 6 Aug 2019. Click HERE to book in.

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2018 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Local WI group enjoy demo by Apley chef

Recently the [Ironbridge] Gorge Women’s Institute (WI) enjoyed a bakery demo by Apley Farm Shop’s chef Ted. Here is a local article with details.

If you’d like to book a guest speaker for your local interest group, click HERE then click on Guest Speakers.

If you’d like an Apley Experience for yourself, a friend, a family members, a group of friends or members of your Local Interest Group, click HERE. They’re all held at Apley Farm Shop on dates to suit you. Apley Experiences make great presents at any time of year & give participants the opportunity to learn & develop new skills.