Trevaskis Farm
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A New Year at Trevaskis Farm...
Edition 18 - Date 29/1/09

Happy New Year and what a busy one we have planned! We have already put our heads together and mapped out an exciting schedule of seasonal event days that I am sure you will love, some annual favourites plus a whole host of new events that means from March, there will be something to look forward to every month. Keep checking the website in our latest news section for details and dates...

On the farm, after a few days welcome breather in January, it has been full steam ahead with our planting schedule. We have made some new investments into seeding and planting equipment and I am delighted with the results. This has facilitated a much more ambitious planting schedule than we have ever attempted before, meaning that even more of the produce we sell in the Market and use in the Farmhouse Kitchen can be grown right here on the farm - zero food miles and as fresh as you could possibly hope for. It also means we can keep our prices lower than you will find in the supermarkets - check Emma's weekly price comparisons! 

As well as a manic planting and pruning schedule, our boars have been very busy 'helping' us increase our herd of British Lop pigs. We had another three litters of piglets born in the past 3 weeks and another 5 due very soon  - what a shock to arrive in the world in the middle of that freezing weather, but the hardy piglets are thriving nonetheless.

To kick off our busy events schedule, we are planning to throw open the windows and doors (figuratively speaking - much too cold and wet to really do this...) and let the Chinese New Year into the restaurant! Read on...

 
 
Chinese New Year..  

 If you read the financial pages of the newspapers, it would appear we could all do with a bit of luck at the moment! So we have decided to welcome a bit of Eastern promise into the restaurant with our celebration of the Chinese New Year.

2009 is the year of the Ox or 'Ji Chou' to use its formal name, and is going to be celebrated at Trevaskis on the evenings of Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of February with an evening of traditional Chinese dishes and decor. There are plenty of dishes to choose, from steamed scallops on the shell with black bean and chilli or crispy aromatic duck with all the usual trimmings to sizzling lamb with ginger and spring onions or 'Kung Po' chicken and all made using our own home reared or local meats and fish.

And for those of you already signed up for our 'community card' you will receive a whopping 10% off this special event ! Click for community card application...

   
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Valentine's Day at Trevaskis Farm
For all you lovers out there...

... treat your valentine to an evening meal at Trevaskis on February 14th with our fantastic Valentines menu - chef's specials designed to put the flavour into your evening with such mouthwatering delights as 'Oysters Rockerfella' and 'Creamy Crab Linguini' served in a crab shell, perfectly cooked 'South Devon Rib - Eye steak' served with a whiskey and pink peppercorn sauce. What woman's heart wouldn't melt at the sight of the Trevaskis sweet counter? Pre-order a bottle of Camel Valley's award winning Pinot Noir Champagne and we'll have it on ice at your table to welcome you - perfect!

 We have abandoned our usual a la carte menu for one night only and we advise booking well ahead. To view our special valentines menu please click below...

 
 
More diary dates for 2009...
...I told you it was going to be a busy one!

From traditional English summer fairs to the Christmassy excitement of Game Day, we have pulled out all the stops with our events diary this year. The great thing is, none of these events cost a penny and even better, the farm is open daily to the public, free of charge, from March to the end of October - or whenever it gets too muddy! -with piglets, lambs and calves to view and an abundance of fruit and vegetables to 'Pick Your Own' throughout the summer months.

Our first event is to be held on the evening of March 14th, with a huge selection of wine and cheeses on offer to taste and try with experts on hand to tell you all about their provenance and methods of production, from local yargs by Lynher Dairies, Nanterrow goat's cheeses to the famous Cornish blue made by Cheesewring Dairies. And for tastes from further afield we have such delights as our 8 month cave aged gruyere! Couple this with a fantastic selection of wines and you have another foody heaven evening!

Next up will be our first annual fish festival to be held in April - more news on that to follow soon....

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We look forward to seeing you all soon - Thank you!
Giles & the Trevaskis team