October Means Pumpkins!

2 Oct 2017 20:44:39

As the evenings become darker and the days aren’t so warm there is no better feeling than looking out across the pumpkin fields to see all the bright, orange fruits looking back at us, reminding us the last of the summer sun is still shining down and helping to produce wonderful crops. At Lifton Farm Shop October is all about our homegrown pumpkins and celebrating them during the week of Pumpkin Fest.

With over 10,000 turning orange in our fields, PYO pumpkins will be available from Saturday 14th October.  Our Pumpkin Fest week starts on 21st October – please see our website for further details www.liftonfarmshop.co.uk

But how did our pumpkins get here?

  • Back in May our sowing team tilt the tiny seedlings into the prepared soil beds.  They were then watered well to give them the best start.  
  • During the summer months, the pumpkins take great pleasure of their sunny position, protected from any cold winds that may come through. They also love to drink so this summer has been particularly pumpkin friendly with the constant changes between hot and wet weather.
  • As they grow bigger we take extra care that the soil is draining well and no pumpkins are left in puddles which can sometimes lead to rotten bottoms!
  • Finally, you may have seen on our Facebook page at the beginning of September the first glimpse of orange!
  • Now October is here and the hard work done, we get to watch everyone enjoy the harvest as the pumpkins are plucked and taken off ready for Halloween. 

So… join us in celebrating the arrival of Autumn and PYO pumpkins today!

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  • My family and I visited last Sunday for the roast dinner and all I can say is wow.

    The portions were generous and there was plenty of meat, on both the small and large plates, and a good selection of veg. Everything was cooked perfectly and it was piping hot… There is also a great selection of desserts and the apple pie was delicious.

    If you are ever in the area do yourself a favour and visit!

  • The farm shop is well stocked with an in house Bakery and Butchery department, all offering excellent produce, much produced by the proprietors themselves and all beautifully displayed.

  • First rate! The food was excellent and the staff courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend the restaurant. We will be going there again.

  • The children LOVED picking the strawberries in the fields, the restaurant was absolutely superb, it was busy but the staff were very attentive, the garden was beautiful and their was plenty of space for the children to run around in.

    The menu had a lovely selection of items and a good choice for little children too.

  • Just visited and had the best roast dinner....ever! Quality ingredients and beautifully cooked. Thank you Lifton farm shop just what the doctor ordered.

  • The restaurant has a warm atmosphere and with high quality customer service you will be guaranteed a smile from the restaurant staff

    All of there produce including meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables are used in the kitchen and the result is a traditional farmhouse menu.

    It is not uncommon to see dripping vegetables just harvested come into the kitchen and fresh eggs laid that day being used in many dishes.

  • A real gem on the Devon / Cornwall border just off the A30.

    Staff are pleasant and very helpful both in the shop and restaurant.

    Shop goods well presented and high in quality!

  • We have been visiting this Restaurant and farm shop over the years on our visits to Cornwall.

    We always get such a warm welcome from staff, an excellent service and excellent food with locally grown ingredients. The best pasties made on the spot and fresh fruit and veg an excellent butchery dept an d if you are on the way home excellent gift dept. Local wines and beers.

    Everything you could wish for. Plenty of parking. All in wonderful Devon country side surroundings.

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