Cheshire Life - - Good Taste -

For a breath of fresh air dur­ing these strange times, Kenyon Hall Farm is gear­ing up to open the gates for its fruit­pick­ing sea­son in the vil­lage of Croft. And if you’ve never plucked berries di­rect from the bush on bright-skied dewy days, this is one for your Cheshire must-do-list. In July, there will be straw­ber­ries, goose­ber­ries, black­cur­rants, mange tout and sugar snap peas bloom­ing, and a bounty of fruit and veg there for the tak­ing – a tra­di­tion that’s been or­ches­trated for more than 40 years by own­ers Tod and Bar­bara Bul­mer. The duo has spent decades cul­ti­vat­ing their cor­ner of Cheshire – a cor­ner that’s been in the fam­ily for 500 years, but one they’ve tweaked so it is now both faith­ful to the ter­roir and a shin­ing ex­am­ple of mod­ern farm­ing. There’s also a café (that’s shut­tered shop for now), plus a plant cen­tre and a farm shop that have re­mained open through­out lock­down, where you can stock up on ar­ti­san treats and fresh lo­cal pro­duce, in­clud­ing honey from their hives and duck eggs from their own flock, seven days a week.

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