Essington Farm is most famous for strawberries but Christmas sees more excitement as we are open for you to come and select your own Christmas tree! We have trees available to buy everyday on the run up to Christmas; and at the weekends we run tractor and trailer rides to the fields to you can cut or dig your own.
There are lots of different types of tree but they break down into three main types: spruce, pine and firs. The Norway spruce is a traditional tree which is still the most popular. The blue spruce is a denser tree with silver-blue prickly needles and the Serbian spruce is a slimmer tree with softer, floppier branches. Pines have long needles which do not shed. They are more of a dense tree with a less traditional shape. Firs, like pines, do not shed and they have a good shape with no noticeable aroma. They have flat, bright green needles with silver undersides.
Make sure you bring your own tools to cut down your selected tree! (Chainsaws are not allowed) We also have special stands and buckets available to buy too. This will make sure your tree lasts and looks at its best throughout the Christmas period: trees are like flowers and keep fresher longer if they are kept in water. We can also net your tree to help you get it home safely.
We can offer traditional, whole turkeys on the bone, reared locally at Calf Heath; or our specialty boned and rolled turkey breasts which can be stuffed and covered with our own, free-range streaky bacon; plus a variety of other poultry such as ducks, geese and capons. Phone now and talk to our butchers!
Make sure you have the perfect sprouts to go with your turkey! Here at Essington we grow only varieties with a lovely, sweet and nutty taste and cut them fresh every day. Did you know sprouts are rich in vitamins A and C, folic acid and iron and are claimed to help avoid bowel and stomach cancer. A huge 40,000 tons are eaten in the UK every year!
Serving suggestion: crisply cook some Essington streaky bacon and cut into small strips. Mix into the sprouts immediately before serving.
Deli and Bakery
Our cooks are always hard at work in December to provide you with all the ingredients for a home-made Christmas without the bother of cooking everything yourself. You can buy frozen roast potatoes and parsnips, homemade Christmas puddings, home-made mince pies and sauces such as cranberry or apple jelly all from the farm shop.
At our delicatessen you can experience the best in local cheeses, home cooked meats and pies. We make our own pork pies from our own free range pork. All the cooked meats, salads and desserts are straight from our farmhouse kitchen ensuring all our deli products are the freshest around. Our baked and boiled hams are freshly cooked to order using the best home – cured, free – range leg of pork: a great centre piece for your table. Choose whether you would like your baked ham with honey & mustard, or other options such as cracked black pepper or pineapple, it’s your choice! We also have Essington award- winning pork pies available to order in a variety of sizes and flavours choose from: black pudding, pickle, leek, apricot & brandy, apple, cheese & pickle, stilton, egg, and cranberry.
Order your specialty cheeseboards from our great selection of quality British cheeses.
A lovely treat for the family or a great gift idea, all cheeseboards come gift wrapped. Come to our Deli cheese counter for a chance to sample our great variety before selecting your cheeses!
No matter what the big supermarkets do they cannot compete with the taste of homemade but not everyone has the time to make their own. By doing your Christmas shopping at Essington Farm you can have the genuine homemade flavour without doing the work, so treat yourself to a real homemade Christmas without the effort!
To order for Christmas telephone 01902 735724 or call in to the farmshop and speak to the deli team!
Don’t forget you can hire the tearoom for Christmas parties. We are fully licensed and Christmas menus are available on request. (Party bookings are available all year round)