The best organic foods and recipes to celebrate the season

 

Spring is a wonderful time on the farm – after the chill of winter, the first glimpse of young green shoots breaking through is most welcome.

Everything we do at Daylesford is done in tandem with the seasons and we look forward to each one for its particular treasures.

As many of these seasonal items are available for all too brief a time, we are making the most of our spring favourites while we can: firm, delicate asparagus spears; new potatoes with their earthy skins; and versatile rhubarb, which can melt into silky sweetness or provide a bracing, sharp crunch depending on how it is prepared.

For ideas on springtime recipes, let the organic produce in our farmshops inspire you in the kitchen. A savoury tart, delicious hot or cold, hits the spot whether it’s a drizzly April shower or glorious sunshine. Try our Oddington Goat’s Cheese and Asparagus tart, the perfect match for Britain’s changeable weather.

For brighter days, our Crushed New Potatoes with Olives, Capers and Herbs will not disappoint as part of a picnic spread, or as a side dish which goes particularly well with fish:

For a more elegant dinner party dish, look no further than Rhubarb Queen of Puddings, a delightful pudding and always a popular choice in our organic cafés.

If the days get too hot for cooking, Daylesford’s real meals are just the thing. Our Chicken & Vegetable Bone Broth is light yet richly nourishing with all the goodness of our farm’s own chicken bone stock, poached chicken and seven different seasonal vegetables.

Alternatively, if the end of winter is inspiring you to kick-start healthy changes, Daylesford’s new organic cold-press juice cleanse programme, B Cleansed, can help balance, refresh and rest your system, giving your body a chance to heal and recoup inner vitality.

Our B Cleansed programme is an internal spring clean: a period of time when you can step away from the over-processed, rich food of our modern world and take in only raw cold-pressed organic juices. Read more about juice cleanses here.