Home Farm Mini Entrepreneur Shop
Hertfordshire is full of amazing entrepreneurs who have created a huge range of products and at Home Farm we are very lucky to be able to stock some of these products for you to buy. These products are things that make self-catering on site a bit easier, or alternatively they are great things to take home as reminders of your stay with us.
Take a look at the information below and make sure you look for our shop when you're in our big barn, and ask one of our team if there is anything you want to buy. At the moment we are only set up to take cash, although we hope to be able to do card payments soon.
Home Farm Honey
Brian Desborough has been keeping bees at Home Farm for nearly 15 years and we love stocking his honey produced by bees working hard around you as you glamp. Honey bees in the UK are facing huge threats and are suffering rapidly declining populations due to loss of habitat and disease, and it the UK's beekeepers are vital in protecting them and improving their chances of survival.
The Home Farm Glamping team have started to get involved directly, with Jess now owning two hives of her own and studying hard from Brian to learn how best to look after the 50,000 bees living in each hive throughout the summer. The honey produced comes from the huge range of wild flowers around the farm and has a delicate taste and flavour. Each 1lb jar is £7.50
Holy Lama Naturals – a Naturally Balanced Family Business
Holy Lama Naturals is a third- generation family business based in Kerala with its origins dating back over 70 years in the essential oils industry. Using their expertise and knowledge, they make a unique range of 31 highly concentrated natural extracts of herbs, spices, flowers and fruits called Spice Drops®. Just one drop added to food or drink transforms it instantly with authentic taste and aroma, but minus the hassle, mess or waste of using the raw ingredients.
Spice Drops® are gaining popularity in the UK; the latter even has a raft of celebrity advocates including the likes of Nigella Lawson, Tom Kerridge and Rachel Khoo. To join the in-crowd, visit www.holylama.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your hands on some Holy Lama Naturals.
All Holy Lama Naturals’ products are made from the finest quality ingredients sourced primarily from local Keralan farmers. The products avoid the use of harsh chemicals, parabens or synthetics, and are also vegan friendly. At the factory itself, over 80% of the workforce are women, mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise have been rejected by society. Work at the factory provides these women with much needed self-confidence and financial independence.
Spice Shots - authentic Pakistani flavours made simple
Farah Khan, founder of Spice Shots took her inspiration for cooking and making authentic Pakistani food from her Nan, who everyone referred to as MaJee (meaning grandmother). When MaJee cooked the family dinner, Farah would chop the tomatoes or vegetables, marinate the meat, measure out the spices or simply keep an eye on the curry. In all her cooking, Majee always worked with traditional herbs and spices, and the aromas wove their enchantment to produce delicious fresh homemade food.
Today, this cuisine with its spicy sauces, colourful rice and delicious naans is one of the most popular cuisines in the country. However, the truth of the matter is that although we all love a curry on a Friday or Saturday night, most of us have only experienced this type of food from our local restaurants. Food that we believe to be authentic whilst, in reality, most of the dishes on the menu are based on a couple of sauces spiced up with chillies or cooled down with yoghurt or cream. The resulting concoctions have only a tangential relationship with food as eaten in India or Pakistan.
With this in mind, Farah set out to produce a quick and easy way for everyone to cook authentic food and enjoy the wonderful tastes and aromas it has to offer. Having learned the love of cooking from MaJee, Farah has carried her appreciation forward in the formation of Spice Shots. With Spice Shots, you get traditional authentic curries that you can make in the comfort of your home quickly, easily and at a fraction of the restaurant prices.
Using fresh ingredients and quality spices, Spice Shots do all the hard work for you.
Whilst enjoying your glamping experience why not try the following:
- Masala Sauce – all you need to bring along is ½ kilo of chicken or lamb
- Chick Pea Masala Sauce – Add a small tin a chick peas
- Tarka Daal Masala Sauce – Nothing to add it’s all in the kit
Each sauce has a separate chilli shot so you can make them as hot or mild as you like which makes them suitable for all the family.
Fancy a BBQ during your stay and want to spice it up just add some yoghurt to the masala rub and marinate your meat to add a bit of spice to your meal.
Alternatively Spice Shots make an ideal thing to take home with you at the end of your stay so that you can continue your lovely trip away with a delicious meal at home for all the family..
Lush Mush, the healthy, vegan vegetable & lentil sauces
Lush Mush was created by local St Albans mum Leila Ally-Pollard when she needed something quick and easy yet healthy to feed her children when one of them developed food intolerances and was put on a restritive diet. It is used by many busy parents and working people alike who need something convenient and versatile to help make quick, healthy and tasty meals for themselves and their families.
Lush Mush is a range of vegan vegetable & lentil sauces which are gluten-, dairy- and soya- free. They are made from a blend of natural and wholesome ingredients, with no artificial additives or preservatives and no added sugar. Lush Mush can be eaten hot or cold. Add it to meat, fish or vegetables or use it as a dip.
Lush Mush is a source of protein and vitamins, one pot provides you with 4 of your 5 a day recommended intake of fruit and vegetables.
To see some recipe ideas, visit www.lush-mush.co.uk or follow us on FaceBook @Lush Mush Sauce.
Lush Mush Red, the original sauce, can be purchased at £3.50.
Ingredients: Tomatoes, Carrots, Red lentils, Butternut Squash, Courgette, Peppers, Leeks, Dates, Tomato puree, Beetroot, Sundried tomatoes, Olive oil, Garlic, Balsamic vinegar, Basil, Bay leaves.
Lush Mush Spiced can be purchased for £3.80.
Ingredients: Tomatoes, Water, Carrots, Red Lentils (7%), Butternut Squash, Courgette, Peppers, Leeks, Dates, Rapeseed Oil, Tomato Purée, Beetroot, Sundried Tomatoes (95% Tomato, 5% Salt), Garlic, Lemon Juice, Ginger, Salt, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Chilli Powder, Cinnamon.
There are no allergens. You can also follow Lush Mush through Twitter @lushmushtweet and Instagram @lushmushsauce.