November 2010

November 2010

WIN a hamper of our goodies! To celebrate and promote our recently launched website, we have decided to play a game, and give big hampers of our goodies to 3 lucky winners in a draw.

Every customer who buys anything worth €5 or more from us at our Market Stall will receive an Entry Ticket, to enter and play the game. But there is a catch!  On the Entry Ticket there are 2 questions to be answered - all the answers can be found somewhere on our website!  We hope we havn't made it too difficult - but it's designed to exercise the brain a bit!  Don't look in the 'Grapes' section for a question about apples!! 

For each €5 spent at our Stall, we will give you 1 Entry Ticket, and you can submit as many entries as you like. All Entry Tickets returned to us will be put in a box, and we plan to pick the winners 1 week before Christmas - the first 3 Tickets with the correct answers will win the hampers.

First prize will be a hamper worth €200, second prize will be worth €100, and third prize will be worth €75. The winners will be contacted by us, and will be offered the choice to 'Build Your Own Hamper', using their own selection of any of our delicious range of products listed here, to the value of their prize.  (One prize only per individual entrant, i.e. if you have entered 10 tickets and in the unlikely event that we happen to draw 2 of your tickets, we will give you the higher prize and draw a further ticket for the next prize).

Grape Juice:  This month we decided to make our first grape juice from the remaining dessert grapes still hanging on the vines.  Picked on the 5th November, that's pretty late in the season, and we only juiced those which were nicely ripe and tasty.  We had to leave some of the grapes still hanging on the vines because we reckoned they weren't good enough for our juice.  So, our limited edition grape juice will be for sale from now on at our Farmers' Markets.

No Orchard Eggs!  Our hens seem to have almost completely gone off laying over the last few weeks. I think it is because of the shortening days. I hadn't expected the fall-off to be so dramatic, but no harm, as the break from laying will do them good.  We'll be moving them to improved accomodation soon, and we'll install a light so we can give them a bit of supplimentary lighting to get them back into laying. Apart from that, our new pullets should be ready to come into lay soon.  We have customers coming to the Market Stall now who are very disappointed that there are no eggs. One Man blamed me for spoiling his taste in eggs, as he is unable to find eggs anywhere which are as nice as ours!  Another man declared that they were 'the finest eggs in Christendom'!

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