Who do we love?
As a business that relies heavily on local food suppliers we feel that it’s our duty – and a privilege – to shout about them. So this is the first in a new series of features on our Philleigh Way food heroes. To kick off we’re focusing on Curgurrell Farm Shop and the Taffinder family, based just down the road at Rosevine. Robin Taffinder also happens to work here at the cookery school, but we promise this hasn’t influenced our decision!
We interviewed Charlotte Taffinder for this month’s feature and here are her musings.
“The Taffinder family have farmed at and fished from Curgurrell for 20 years. The farm shop has grown from small beginnings, when we used to sell fresh fish and dressed crabs from our farmhouse kitchen to what it is today. We now operate three inshore fishing boats which supply the shop with crabs, lobsters and a wide selection of local fish.
The shop is now open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm and as well as selling a wide range of fresh fish and shellfish, it also sells homegrown and local fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, Roseland wines and ciders and much more – whatever new products are introduced, the fresh dressed crabs and homegrown fruit and vegetables will always be the mainstay of the shop.
We are really lucky to have our three sons and their families living and working on the Roseland alongside us. Visitors often comment that we have the perfect lifestyle however it is extremely hard work. When the weather is kind though, Curgurrell, with its own small harbour, has to be one of the Roseland’s most beautiful farms.
The Roseland is such a unique area with its fabulous safe beaches and delightful villages, so it is no surprise that it has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity which has in turn benefitted the shop and helped to create a variety of eating out experiences for visitors and residents alike. However, our favourite place to eat out would always be a lobster picnic at Creek Stephen here on the farm!
We have supplied Philleigh Way with local Gerran’s Bay crabs since they started and wish them well with their flourishing business.”
Curgurrell Farm Shop is a short 5 minute drive from Philleigh Way making it the perfect place to visit after a course to buy the ingredients for the recipes you have learnt during the day!