A doorstep delivery from Farmer Christmas

Miss Thrifty6 August 23, 2010

yorkshire eggs

This is one (well, six) of the nice things about moving out of the city. At my husband’s workshop, one of his regular customers is a local farmer, who tips in eggs:


The eggs always appear mysteriously, as the day dawns: my husband turns up for work in the morning, and there they are outside the door, waiting to be cracked and gobbled. I like it when the eggs appear: they are good, tasty free range eggs. And they keep our supermarket bills down.

The nice farmer isn’t the only one who tips in food. Another customer brings root vegetables. Now we have three large turnips in the fridge and I don’t know what to do with them! I’m tempted to try turnip french fries, if only to see if they taste better than they sound.

We are also the proud owners of one ginormous marrow. I have been eyeing the marrow with suspicion, as I haven’t yet eaten a marrow dish that hasn’t been on the… well, soggy side. I’m thinking about turning it into marrow rum. Who knows how this will taste, but the recipe sounds like fun: you begin by scooping out the pith and seeds, and filling the hollow with demerara sugar and a little yeast, before taping the marrow shut again. You have to leave it in the airing cupboard for a year though. Hmm, decisions!

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6 Responses to “A doorstep delivery from Farmer Christmas

Cathy Moran says:

If the turnips are young, shred or juilienne them and serve raw dressed with rice vinegar and sugar. It’s a Japanese treatment and remarkably nice.

August 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Damita says:

Now that is a great tip, I would love to be tipped in eggs, I remember when we use to have chickens their eggs would be the best! Enjoy your eggs 🙂

August 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

missthrifty says:

@Cathy Thanks for the tip Cathy! Sadly these turnips are *enormous*, so I’m not sure how they would taste julienned, but there is sufficient turnip in the fridge to try all sorts of recipes out.

@Damita Eaten them all now. They were delicious. 🙂

August 30, 2010 at 10:15 am

PPI says:

We have just started to get our eggs delivered from the farm to our door £1.35!

September 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Its amazing how much money you can save if you buy from your local farmer I have just started buying from farms on my travels as a van driver you can get your fresh veg cheaper than at your major supermarkets!!! not tried any eggs yet but i will be very soon !

November 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

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