Friendship is a wonderful thing, often taken for granted but always missed when it’s no longer there. I was going to write this post a few weeks ago but life got in the way and it seemed fitting to post the images now, given that it’s half term and everyone’s looking for things to do to occupy the kids! Our visit to Cedar Farm was back in March and came out of the blue, not a place I’d normally visit on a work day but I was on a mission. Having been sent a beautiful gift of words by an old friend, a hand written message on a paper scroll bought from Cedar Farm, I wanted to do the same for someone we’d lost, sending love all tied up with a golden thread on to somewhere we couldn’t visit. We headed out into the Lancashire countryside on a sunny March morning and soon found what we were looking for, mission accomplished.
First of all we called into The Food Shop (no surprise there then) a specialist deli with the focus on locally sourced and home cooked food by husband and wife partnership, Phil and Esther. The olives were amazing, as was the free range chicken liver pate. Apparently the locals take their own dishes in and fill up with Phil’s food – now that’s sustainable, loved their philosophy, set up way before it became fashionable. This is their web-site : www.loverealfood.com
It was quite quiet first thing on a working Wednesday, but I can imagine it’s a hive of activity during holidays and at the weekend, with shops, a cafe…..
For the design conscious there’s also the The Design Shed, with a printing company, interior designers and a bespoke kitchen company called Culshaw Bell who design and make their beautiful timber kitchens in Lancashire. Clearly they have impeccable taste, as Team Moregeous have the very same chandelier, very decadent to have it in the kitchen though.
And last but not least the animals, brilliant for kids, you can wander around the pens and read about the various animals, even feed them at tea-time. Pygmy goats, Saddleback pigs and lots of weird and wonderful chicken lazy in the sunshine and amuse the visitors – it’s great! I did spend quite a bit of time waiting for the chicken to pop her egg out but she wasn’t playing along at all, I think she was just teasing me by lifting one leg in the air.
You can find Cedar Farm here if you fancy a day out this half term, a lovely few hours out in the Lancashire countryside, just 15 mins off the M6.