SELDOM SEEN FARM
HOME OF THE FAMOUS THREE BIRD ROAST

 

The view from Seldom Seen Farm is quite spectacular. From high up in the hills, on one side there is Billesdon Coplow and facing south on a clear day you can see over the county. On our secluded 207 acre mixed farm, set in glorious countryside, we grow over 20 acres of fruit and vegetables for pick-you-own or sold ready-picked from the farm-shop. The shop opens for 2 seasons in the year: for the summer's soft fruit; and for the whole of December leading up to Christmas.
In the summer season we grow 5 acres of strawberries, all on table tops so no bending - easy picking.

There are 5 acres planted with several varieties of raspberries to take you right through the season, ending with Autumn Bliss. We also grow:

  • tayberries, a hybrid berry bred from a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry;
  • blackcurrants,
  • redcurrants,
  • gooseberries,
  • worcesterberries, a cross between gooseberries and blackcurrants, with soft juicy centres, that are splendid for jam-making or as a filling for a summer fruit pie.

We also grow early- and main- crop potatoes, as well as broad beans.

From our shop we sell our honey. Jams, chutneys and pickles made by a local friend, include well-fruited blackberry and raspberry vinegars. After picking you can always tuck into the various cakes and biscuits that we bake to serve in the tearoom.

As seen in The Observer Food Monthly

© Murdo MacLeod.

At Christmas our range of poultry become available, including the famous Three Bird Roast. Free-ranging on grass and fed on own-grown potatoes and corn, our geese have a distinctive yellow flesh and a deep meaty flavour. Hung for 10 days and on sale from November through to Christmas, they are all oven ready, complete with giblets and a chunk of goose butter-yellow fat.
In November we also prepare the Three Bird Roast. This is a goose stuffed with a chicken, stuffed with a pheasant and the whole thing layered up with homemade pork and orange stuffing. It is tremendously easy to carve, you just slice right through it like a loaf of bread, and it can be served either hot or cold.

At Christmas we also sell own grown Norfolk Bronze turkeys, pheasant and partridge. Brussels sprouts on the stalk (so they remain fresh and firm throughout the holiday), as well as mince pies, sausage rolls, cakes and a large range of Christmas goodies.


 
 

Seldom Seen Farm
Billesdon, Leicestershire. LE7 9FA
Telephone: (0116) 259 6742
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