Lobbs Christmas Fare
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Christmas Fare

Christmas may turn out a little different this year, but we’re here to help make it special, regardless. With our delicious home reared and locally sourced meats, home grown seasonal vegetables and a wide selection of drinks and nibbles, we can make it a proper Cornish Christmas.

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Christmas 2020 turkey, Lesley and Ellie

From our Butchery

Our butchery counter is full of festive fare, including the traditional Christmas turkey. From geese to guinea fowl, beef joints to venison, our experienced butchers are on hand to help you choose the best for your Christmas table.

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2020 Christmas Blog-03 Deli

From the Deli

You’ll find a wide selection of wonderful Cornish and regional cheeses at our deli counter, perfect for an after-dinner treat. Our freshly made salads and cold meats are ready to complete your Boxing Day spread and are a perfect accompaniment to our delicious homemade pies and quiches.

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Christmas 2020 Seasonal Fresh Vegetables

Fresh Vegetables

Our own seasonal vegetables are grown within sight of the shop and are picked fresh every day. What we don’t grow ourselves, we source as locally as possible. Perfect to accompany your Christmas dinner or the basis for a vegetarian feast.

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Christmas 2020 Wines and Beers

Don’t forget the drinks…

We’ve got a huge range of wines from Cornish vineyards, including many award-winning sparkling wines to toast the festive season. Our shelves are brimming with local beers, ciders and spirits, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic drinks.

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Ordering, Collection & Delivery

We are now taking orders for all your festive foods. Particularly for poultry and meats, please try to order as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We can take orders in person or by calling the shop on 01726 844411. Arrange a convenient collection date when you place your order.

The final date for orders for delivery to your door within our ‘Local Zone’ (PL24, PL25, PL26 and TR2) is Friday 18th December. These orders will be delivered across three days (Mon 21st – Wed 23rd December), depending on your area. Local delivery slots may be limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Local delivery is charged at £5, with a minimum order value of £30.

We offer a courier service if you live further afield. The final date that we will accept orders is by 5.00pm on Friday 11th December and these orders will be delivered to you by the following Friday 18th December. There is free delivery on all orders over £100. Please take a look at our website or give us a call on 01726 844411 for delivery information or to place your order.

All Hail the Kale!

All Hail the Kale!

Here at Lobbs Farm Shop we grow three types of Kale, each with a slightly different character. Often promoted by the media as a ‘superfood’ because it’s so nutrient-rich, Kale is certainly high in the B vitamins, as well as vitamins C, E & K and many of the minerals needed by the body, including potassium, magnesium and selenium. To add to its credentials, it’s also very tasty and available fresh every day in the farm shop.

Black Kale (Cavolo Nero), has stippled, plume-shaped leaves with thick stalks. The stalks can be a bit fibrous, so strip the leaf from the stalk by holding the stem firmly with one hand, circle the base of the leaf with the forefinger and thumb of your other hand and pull the two apart with one quick movement, then chop the leaves for cooking. Its flavor is deep and earthy with an almost-nutty sweetness.

Green Curly Kale has much larger, feathery leaves and a strong central stalk. The leaves can be curled so tightly that it can be hard to chop them, but it’s best to strip out the tough stem first, then chop the greenery for cooking. This variety of kale has a bright, peppery flavour. Over-cooking can make it bitter, so no more than about 4 minutes is best.

Red Curly Kale is similar to the green variety but has distinct reddish stalks and fringes. It’s sweet and mild but with an edge of pepperiness.

You can bake, stir-fry or steam all the varieties, but to make the most of the vitamins, steam for about 4 minutes.

The internet is awash with recipes for kale, but for a general guide to kale’s health benefits and recipes, try https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-kale.