Pedlars.We thoroughly enjoyed mooching around the grounds, following the nature trail and looking at the pigs and hens, before relaxing with a coffee on the terrace. The Emporium was brimming with a splendid assortment of cheeses, cooked meats, puddings, chutneys and other treats for the taste buds, while shelves in the cafe were stocked with a range of unusual kitchenware and gift items from the Farm Shop’s sister company,
If ‘real food’ produced in North Wales and Cheshire is your bag, you should definitely take a look at Hawarden Estate’s excellent website and sign up for their newsletter - or even better, go there for breakfast or lunch (you can place your order over the phone so it will be ready when you arrive).
Hayley will be dropping in for the Real Food Fete, which is taking place on 19th and 20th June (10am-4pm) to coincide with the start of the fruit-picking season, so be sure to look out for her wandering around the stalls indulging in homemade ice cream.
Image: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, ©LDS Tourism Services Ltd. 2010