The Dobies of Devon gang are very excited to be welcoming Simon Hulstone (Michelin Star chef and all round good egg) as the ‘Dobies of Devon Food Ambassador’.

Few chefs in England are as busy as Simon.  Besides being captain of the English Culinary team, he is in charge of the kitchen at Torquay’s Michelin Star restaurant ‘The Elephant‘ and last year, together with Heston Blumenthal, created the menus for British Airways customers during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

‘The Elephant Restaurant’ has its own farm which encompasses two acres of land with stunning views of the Devon landscape.  At the farm, Simon and his team rear free range pigs and sheep and grow a range of seasonal fruit, herbs, flowers and vegetables which are expertly prepared and served at the restaurant and brasserie.

Simon is a great advocate of home growing and foraging, Dobies are proud to be joining forces with him in order to help you get the best out of your own home produce.  Each of the new catalogues we will be sending throughout the year will include recipes from Simon.

Each week will will be giving you an update on what is happening on the Farm, from Debbie Barker the resident guru gardener…

Last week, i planted out my early potatoes at last . . these are the . . . Salad, Rocket , Anya  and Vivaldi . Also my tomatoes have been potted on into 3inch pots and some have been planted out into the tunnel .

The Climbing French Bean’s (Cobra) are propagating and will go outside in the week or so , I will keep you posted on this .

I have put my carrot seed out ( Purple Haze and Yellowstone and Early Nantes ) also some Chioggia , Golden Burpee and Alto beets in .

I also rotavated the last bit of soil ( yay ) and then my celeriac and red spring onions will be going in.


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