With more and more children growing up in urban environments, often as members of very busy households, many probably eat more convenience and fast food than their parent(s) would really like them too. At the same time, people’s understanding of where their food actually comes from is increasingly minimal.
It is with this in mind that Mazzard Farm has developed the Family Foodie Fun Break, where families come and stay at Mazzard Farm (this works really well for extended families and groups of friends too!), and experience a fun, ‘crash course’ in healthy cooking and eating, sourcing of ingredients, seeing produce grow, and generally building a much better understanding that ‘Milk doesn’t come from Tesco’, and that there are actually still proper green grocers, bakers, butchers, etc.
A Mazzard Farm Familie Foodie Fun Break does not follow a set list of activities, rather we encourage you to allow us to help design your own programme, selecting from ‘ingredients’ such as:
- collecting your own fresh eggs
- spending some time in our orchard or veg garden, and experience first hand what grows where, and when. Maybe even do a bit of foraging?
- possibly do a bit of apple juicing even (note: this is seasonal, usually September – November)
- make your own jam, lemon curd or apple crumble
- cook al fresco on a proper open fire
- create a menu and a shopping list, go into Ottery St. Mary, and source your own fresh produce from the great independent shops we still have locally
- invite one of Mazzard Farm’s Personal Chefs and ask them to do a cookery session with you
- step into the fabulous Rusty Pig in Ottery, have one of their fab breakfasts (the best in the South West!), and ask owner/chef Robin any meat related question you may have
- book a meal in one of the area’s best, and most family friendly restaurants. We have a list, but The Bowd Inn in Sidmouth is a fab example, or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Canteen in Axminster
- maybe charter a fishing boat from the lovely fishing village of Beer?
Really, the list is endless. And you can either spend your entire break with a ‘Foodie Focus’, or just allocate one day. It is really up to you.
Do drop us a note if you have any questions. We are here to help!