12
Dec
2017

Local Produce: Brussel Sprout Tops

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Brussel sprouts have long been a feature of many a Christmas dinner across the country, but this year why not mix things up a bit and try delicious sprout tops?

F. Milford and Son’s only source the best quality fruit and vegetables. And wherever possible we use West Country suppliers, which means that our fruit and veg has travelled less distance and reaches us in great quality. Order by 5 am and we will deliver your fresh, local produce that very same day.

Sprout tops are the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner this year. They are packed with vitamins, containing vitamin k and vitamin c, they are also more delicately flavoured than sprouts and can be served with a variety of things, including bacon, and hazelnuts. We also have delicious local flower sprouts available to order, which are a cross between kale and sprouts, and very popular with our customers!

Our free, local produce delivery service is available 7 days a week, no matter how big your order is.

If you would like to talk to us about what fruit and vegetables we have available this winter, or put in an order for free delivery, then contact us on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

24
Nov
2017

Local Produce: Delicious Winter Recipe with Kale

 

Here at F. Milford and Sons, we work hard to ensure that we get the best, locally produced, in-season fruit and vegetables delivered every day from our suppliers.

With the season’s changing and winter on its way, kale is a great addition to any diet. Packed full of nutrients and vitamins, it’s perfect for the colder months.

We have curly, Russian red and calvenero kale available, (and smooth to come later), all available to order today and delivered to your business the very next day at no extra cost.

Why not try this delicious chicken, kale and mushroom pie for dinner this winter?

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped finely

3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

2 crushed garlic cloves

350g chicken breasts, cut into small chunks

250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced

300ml chicken stock

100g crème fraîche

1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

100g kale

2 teaspoon cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water

375g pack of puff pastry, rolled into a circle slightly bigger than your casserole dish

1 egg yolk, to glaze

Method:

1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over a gentle heat in a flameproof dish. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until they start to soften. Then add the thyme and garlic and stir for 1 minute. Turn up the heat and add the chicken, frying until golden but not fully cooked. Add the mushrooms and the remaining oil. Heat oven to 200c/180 fan/gas 6.
2. Add the stock, creme fraiche, mustard and kale. Season well. Add the cornflour mixture and stir until it has thickened a little.
3. Remove from the heat and cover with the puff pastry lid, pressing into the sides of the dish. Slice a ‘cross’ in the centre and glaze with the egg. Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is puffed up and golden.

If you would like to talk to us about our free, local delivery of produce then phone us today on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

10
May
2017

Local Asparagus Delivery in Devon

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At F. Milford and Son’s, we have a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables that we deliver to local businesses in Exeter and surrounding Devon towns and villages every day. Asparagus has now come into season, which means that we have just started delivering it to our customers.

Asparagus is a great vegetable as it is full of vitamins and minerals; it contains high levels of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, iron and calcium, which are all essential for a healthy lifestyle.

It also has different characteristics depending on where it was grown; English asparagus is green, French is purple and Spanish is white, because it is grown beneath the soil. English asparagus is usually grown between May-July, but we can source it as early as February and as late as September from our supplier in the Wye Valley.

At Milford’s we source our asparagus from two different suppliers; the one in the Wye Valley and one from the Vale of Evesham.

An interesting fact about asparagus is that it can grow up to 10 cm per day, some people have even claimed that they can hear the shoots growing.

There are lots of different ways that you can enjoy it; you could bake it in a tart, have it as a side with some salmon or even your Sunday roast. Asparagus is also great in risottos, salads, pasta dishes and stir-fries – we’re happy to talk about recipes with customers at any time!

Alternatively, if you would like to talk to us about a delivery of our delicious asparagus in Devon, then contact us today to discuss your needs with us.