Friday, 23 January 2015

Fresh, Local and just a lot bit yummy!

As a family we are firm believers that, if its made local it tastes better, and it doesn't come more local than the Award Winning

A family run business that believes "Food tastes better from the farm" and three generations can't be wrong, surely!
Now run by Victoria and James Robertshaw, they a firm believers in only selling first rate food, and if they love it, they'll support it 'til the cows come home, and they do this four ways....

~ Support local producers and farmers ~
They champion over 400 from Yorkshire

~ Making a difference for the community ~
They provide jobs for local people, give their time and resources to help with community work, fundraising and education to name but a few. 

~ Making great tasting food affordable ~
With everyday amazing prices you can't go wrong! PLUS they offer a weekly shopper hopper, helping those without transport get fresh affordable food.

~ Offering exceptional taste for minimal waste ~
Only buy what you need! Keelham's fruit and veg isn't pre-packed, want one carrot then buy just that, no waste and no fuss.

So what is this blog post actually about i hear you ask? Well, when the other half came home with a very large brown box i pondered what was inside BUT before he had chance to open the box or his mouth, i spotted the farm shops logo and knew it would be something of quality, and just look what was crammed inside!

Mince pies, Christmas cake, Mints, Chocolate and much much more!

As i ohhh'd and ahhh'd over the contents and taking the odd snap, the other half and our daughter were laying claim to its contents..... Off went the chocolate and mints with the daughter...... and the other half whipped the cake and mince pies, in fact the pies were gone in an instant because 
"You can't just eat one, they HAVE to be eaten in two's"
 or so I'm told!

And with his mouth full i was told 
"These are the best mince pies ever!"
BIG thumbs up from the other half there :)

So that leaves me with, you guessed it, the  cooking stuff!
What better to use this stuff on than Christmas dinner ;)
So to play with i had

~ Goose Fat ~
 A must for the roast potatoes because lets face it dinner wouldn't be complete without them. And i have to say they turned out fab! The were light and fluffy on the inside while the fat had made them lovely and crunchy on the outside, just they way we like them! 
*Note to self, buy goose fat for next Christmas* 

~ Wild Sage and Roast Onion Stuffing ~
This went down a treat, in fact our guests were asking for more but the bowl was bare!
This stuffing was very tasty but not over powering and the roasted onion just added to the flavour perfectly.
Very easy to cook too.

~ Cranberry Sauce ~
Now me personally I'm not a fan of Cranberry Sauce but i had a little taste and i must say it was rather nice. It wasn't chunky and bulky like i expected and the tangy taste was a yummy surprise.

We also had Fine English Wheat Fingers and Mulled Wine Chutney which went hand in hand with some delicious cheeses that we had.

Best hamper i have ever had!

So the next time you're having a get together why not pop along to Keelham Farm Shop, it has everything you could possibly need and much much more! 

Brighouse and Denholme Road, Thornton, BD13 3SS

*COMING SOON* Gargrave Road, Skipton

For hits, tips and some great recipe ideas be sure to check out Keelham's social pages


*All photos (apart from the store shot) and comments are our own,


  1. Love this post! I need to check this place out.

    1. Not only a farm shop but also a garden section and "petting zoo" best in spring as you can stroke the baby lambs :)