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Stocked at Thornes Farm Shop, Crediton

Polly’s Goat Farm is now stocked at Thornes Farm Shop, Crediton. 

 

After a well attended open day at the beginning of July, the farm shop sold out of all things ‘Polly’s Goat Farm’. It was brilliant to have such an encouraging market of people trying goat meat, and really enjoying its flavour. Many people were interested in how healthy the meat is, and thought it a great alternative to other red meats more commonly eaten here in the UK.We’ve restocked the fridge, and a fantastic selection of goat sausages await you. Pop down to try: Goat & apricot sausages, Sweet Chilli Goat sausages or Gluten free. Theres some great information leaflets available for you down there too.

Its a fantastic farm shop, based close to Exeter, Tiverton & Crediton. With indoor and outdoor seating, its the perfect place to stop off for a bite of lunch, sourcing all their ingredients from local producers. The shop is known best for it’s ‘Pick Your Own’, and offers a fantastic range of strawberries and raspberries, with their famous Strawberry Fair pending. https://www.thornesfarmshop.co.uk

We hope to continue to stock the farm shop with our produce, and if you have any special requests, talk to the shop, and they can send through your enquiry when you’re there. So what are you waiting for, get yourself down to Thornes Farm Shop now!

 

Polly Goodman

The grass gets even greener

There is good news ahead of us in 2018. The goats are throughly enjoying the summer air, and Polly has decided to expand the herd into the year ahead. We’re currently looking to begin our own breeding programme here in North Devon.

  Much of the goat meat industry is supported by excess male stock from the dairy industry, and although a very sustainable source of meat, they, (like a dairy cow compared to a meat cow), are far less meaty. Polly is looking to breed from a Cashmere goat, seen here in the herd below, which produces a far more tender, more succulent meat. It will take a few years to establish the herd, but hopefully the results will be worth the time invested.

Customers who have previously tried our meat have commented on its fantastic flavour, and how it tastes far tastier than some previous goat meat experiences- this is a good enough reason if any to expand the herd over the following year!

Polly Goodman

Chevon Sausage Rolls

Last week I took to baking some goat meat sausage rolls for my family for lunch- the results being quite scrumptious!

I mixed 1 kg of goat mince with 8 tablespoons of mustard and 4 tablespoons of honey and chose to add some chopped red onions to half of the meat.

Seasoned with salt and pepper, I rolled out some lightly floured puff pastry and shaped the mince meat into 4 sausage shapes on top. I then rolled the pastry around each sausage and cut the pastry at the seams creating a perfect parcel.

A mixture of egg and milk was then washed over the pastry, acting as a glue to hold the seam, and adding a tempting glaze to the hot pastry as it came out of the oven.

A dashed poppy seeds over the red onion sausage rolls to recognise them, and popped them all in the oven at 200 degrees C For about 25 minutes.

The results were brilliant- all the sausage rolls got eaten and I’ve already had requests to make more.

Hopefully we’ll be at Dulverton Farmers market selling a variety of these flavours next month, so keep an eye out.

Polly Goodman

Sausages for the Summer bbq

 

Did we all feel it? The sunshine at the weekend? It may have been short, but it was most definitely sweet, as are the Sweet Chilli sausages that we now have available at Polly’s Goat Farm.

We have a range of gluten free burgers and sausages available, but recommend some of these for the summer bbq. We’re going to be selling on the website soon, but for now, find us on fb or pop an email through to the team and we can have tasty treats with you in 24 hours!!!! Happy summer……almost!

Polly Goodman

Sweet Chilli Burgers

Easter weekend saw the arrival of family and friends here on the farm, and what better way to welcome them all than to taste some new burger flavours. We experimented with three types of burger; Cumin & Sultana, Caramelised Onion, and Sweet Chilli. Here we share the recipe for the latter burger, with more recipes to follow.

Ingredients to make 12 good sized burgers:

1kg Quality Goat Mince

Chopped Chilli

2 tsp chilli flakes

3 tsp brown sugar

1 crushed garlic clove

2 tsp salt

1tsp Pepper

1 egg yolk

1 lemon

1 tbsp flour

 

Fry off the chilli, garlic, chilli flakes and sugar in a frying pan, and leave to cool.

 

Add to goat mince, along with the salt, pepper, juice of a lemon, and egg yolk and mix well. The mince can now be left on the side for a few hours to marinade, but if you’re pushed for time, you can go ahead and make the burgers now.

We used a burger size of about 80g, but its completely up to you and how hungry your guests are. Mould the mince into a round ball, and press onto a grill pan.

 

You can now dust the burgers lightly in to add extra crispiness, and cook under the grill or in the oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

 

We served these burgers with a mint yoghurt side sauce, chunky thrice cooked chips and a side salad, but these burgers hold their own, so a traditional burger bun and a dollop of ketchup goes a long long way.

 

Happy cooking!

Polly Goodman

Sausages Are Coming

April brings a number of things this year…… Easter, daffodils, rain showers, and most importantly…….. The launch of our new Goat Sausage Range. We’re working with some local producers to perfect the recipe for our new range, and are to be launching them shortly following bank holiday monday. Keep an eye out for pictures and the option to buy via our website.

Polly Goodman