QUINOA

 

Quinoa started out as a tiny trial crop in 2014 after Emily was researching gluten-free grains to cook for her daughters gluten-sensitivity. Quinoa is most typically grown in South America and although the climate very different here in Britain, the quinoa favours the free-draining, alkaline soil at Corston Fields Farm and being a small farm, we can devote the time needed to nurse and grow a specialist crop. 

This year will be our 6th season of growing quinoa, we contract to grow the majority of our crop for our colleagues in Shropshire, The British Quinoa Company, this spring we are planting over 125 acres with four different varieties of both red and white quinoa which is a challenge to relish!

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HOW TO BUY

 

Originally we started packaging our quinoa under the 'Bath Farm Girls Quinoa' label, but in 2018 Emily hit a rocky patch with health issues and she had to put the sales of the catering and retail packs on the back-burner until she was back to full health.

With a new decade and a fresh bill of health, we felt it was the perfect time for a rebrand and with a new logo designed to encompass all the different crops grown on the farm and a queen bee representing the importance of bee's and wildlife on the farm.

We sell our quinoa directly to shops, restaurants and customers and via our distributors, Lovejoys Larder

 

If you are interested and would like to explore more about stocking our red and white quinoa please contact us at info@corstonfieldsfarm.com alternatively, if you are a chef keen to use our catering packs, please either contact us directly or  our to find out more about our distributor who covers a larger area of the South-West, please click this link; 'Partners' 

 

What our customers have to say;

"At Newton Farm Foods our customers love that they can buy high quality, wholesome product grown so locally. The quinoa is a great partner to our meat in delicious salads in our cafe which customers love to replicate at home." - Newton Farm Shop & Cafe, Newton-St-Loe, Bath.

"It has a much cleaner and deeper flavour than imported alternatives, it is a very versatile grain". James Harris, Head Chef at The Packhorse Inn, South Stoke, Bath.

"Our most common comments from customers are; 'Really? That's just around the corner! Exceptionally local!'' and ''Corston! Oh wow! So local. I'll take that one please!''Conscience Foods and Lifestyle, Keynsham.  

 

 

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Planting quinoa
View from the cab
Red quinoa in 2017
Quinoa in May
Quinoa flowering
Keeping it gluten free
Harvesting quinoa
Red quinoa harvested, dried and ready for polishing
Emily & Ros bagging up quinoa
Prepping quinoa for cleaning
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