Last day for receipt of mail orders
Sunday 9th December
Last day for despatching mail orders
Thursday, 13th December
Last day for delivery of mail orders
Friday, 14th December
Delivery should arrive by 12:00 midday but subject to traffic, weather & courier workload!
Local deliveries – please contact the office for further information.September Giveaway With Mevagissey Coffee
September Giveaway With Mevagissey Coffee
We have teamed up with Mevagissey Coffee to bring you a fantastic September giveaway. If you love coffee then this is the perfect giveaway for you! Mevagissey Coffee produce hand roasted coffee right here in Cornwall. They’re passionate about supplying fresh, premium-quality coffee to offer customers the best coffee-drinking experience possible! As soon as you open the bag, you’re hit with the most comforting and enticing smell of freshly roasted coffee beans – heavenly. The lucky winner of this giveaway will not only win two bags of coffee, they’ll also win two branded mugs and a cafetiere!
If you’d like to be in with the chance of winning then head over to our Facebook page. If you’d like an extra entry then share this blog post on your Facebook page! We will be announcing the winner on Friday 14th Sept. Best of luck! If you’d like to find out more about Mevagissey Coffee then have a browse on their website here.
SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2018
This is a summer to remember, its like 1976 except the dry weather has started earlier. The availability of water has been important for the animals and the lack of rain has significantly reduced the grass growth. The pastures have all turned brown and the grass is extremely dry, almost brittle to the touch.
Amazingly the cows with calves seem to be happy lying in the sun preserving their energy. I have noticed that the herd are now lying very close together literally head to tail alongside each other. This is a terrific way to reduce the numerous flies that are bothering the herd. The flies now have to risk the mass of swishing tails to get into the herd to be a nuisance.
The sheep have a different tactic to deal with the heat, they seek out the shade under the hedge or in the corner of the field where we have planted a few trees. The ewes are also restless as whenever we open a gate to enter the meadow the sheep look up interested to see if we are going to move them to fresh pastures. We do try to move the flocks every 5 days or so as it is good to reduce the build up of internal parasites. During a dry spell the grass becomes contaminated with the sheep’s urine and faeces as the rain has not washed and cleansed the grass so a fresh field is much healthier for the sheep.
The harvest has started the earliest we have ever known; the winter barley is all cut and in the store with the yields being about average. The winter barley straw has been abundant with a lovely golden colour and is valuable as a feed and for bedding.
The winter wheat harvest is now underway with a good yield and very little drying required as the crop is below 18 % moisture content. The wheat grains are small as a consequence of the dry June and July which will affect the feed value of the crop.
On the good side for us is the fact that the price of wheat has risen due to the extra demand created by the drought, many farmers are having to feed their cattle with extra cereal to replace the lack of grazing. Wheat is now trading at £170/ton compared to £130 in August 2017.
News from the shop
The hot weather has seen the butchery team making their popular BBQ meats, we have real beef burgers, tasty pork burgers and delightful lamb burgers available in the step deck.
The grill sticks are extremely popular with our customers at the moment. The Lamb flavours are Royal mint with Rosemary and Mediterranean herbs. The pork sticks are Greek passion or Lemon and ginger with chilli.
The delicatessen has a wide choice of pies and salads available for that perfect picnic on the beach. We also have a superb collection of Cornish cheeses alongside a few of the classic favourites like Cheddar, Gouda and Brie but all made in Cornwall. To accompany the tasty cheese’s, we have a huge selection of chutney one for every taste.
How about a pasty like your mum used to make, try our frozen premade pasties full of Lobbs own beef. There is a small pasty size in packs of 10 and individual medium size pasties, just pop them in the oven and no-one will know they’re not homemade.
To wash down your pasty, why not try the new range of ciders we’re stocking from Haywood Farm. I visited Haywood Farm in May and met Tom Bray who over the last 5 years has propagated and planted 14 acres of orchards. He has carefully selected apple tree varieties for their quality and suitability to the Cornish climate. This has been painstaking work and his orchards were in bloom when we visited and looked pristine. I tried the sweet and medium cider which were lovely and a cider that was blended with elderflower a novel combination which worked really well. It was a great visit with someone passionate about what he’s doing, like we are, about producing meat and vegetables from our farms. We’re stocking Haywood Farm Cider in the shop now, just in time for apple picking season.
Building work at Lobbs
We are in the process of making a few changes to the building which we hope will improve the premises and create easier access. We are creating a new entrance to the Countryside Barn providing access from the walkway.
The courtyard area in front of the shop will be covered in with a slate roof as the existing glass window ceiling has deteriated and requires replacing. The intention is to put in a few rooflights to provide daylight and new doors and porch for the main entrance.
Whilst the work is in progress the entrance adjacent to the delicatessen will be the main access point. The original plan was to complete this work during the winter unfortunately we have had delays to the project which has meant the work now has to be done during the summer.
Please do bear with us and our staff as we try to get through these hopefully short changes at Lobbs farm shop.
Lobbs farmshop website lobbsfarmshop.com
The website has also undergone a revamp and should now be compatible with mobile technology which more of us are using to purchase our everyday goods. Please do have a look and do try the site if that is your preferred route to quality Cornish food and drink.
Houston, We Have Lift Off!
Houston, we have lift off!
Hello! We can finally say “our website is now live” – boy, have we been waiting to say that. It’s been a long time coming, but hopefully it’s been worth the wait – we think it has and we hope you do too. We’re very excited to be moving forwards with this ever-evolving digital age! We hope that you like our new site and find it easy to navigate. If you have any queries or find any issues with using our new site then please do get in touch, but we’re pretty confident that you won’t need to!
Not only do we have a brand-spanking new website with lots of fresh and vibrant photography, but we also have a blog integrated within our site too. You can expect to see a variety of different blog posts, including recipes, farm updates, competitions/giveaways, Cornish lifestyle/local events and more of an insight to what the lovely people do who work in the butchery, deli, kitchen, storefront and out on the farm here at Lobbs.
We hope that this new site makes your online shopping experience a simple and easy process. We now have two local delivery zones where we operate a £5 delivery service to various postcode areas. On Tuesdays we deliver to PL24, PL25 and PL26. On Thursdays we deliver to TR2. To find out more about this service or our nationwide delivery service then please click here. If there’s a product you would like to order (which you know we sell) and it is not yet listed on the site, please get in touch. We will try our best to make sure we update our product catalogue as often as possible. We are tweaking the ordering process so that you’ll soon be able to order specific quantities rather than whole kilos. Not only will it be more convenient for you, it’ll also minimise waste!
If there’s anything you’re not sure about regarding weights or number of items per kilo etc, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Not only can you do your weekly shop with us, but we sell a fab range of gift hampers which make the ultimate present for a loved one. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for offers, competitions and exciting new ventures…