Bumper olive oil sales - and another top chef

By Martin Kirby

These are hopeful times at Mother's Garden, despite the bills and bite of winter. We send Christmas greetings and happy blue sky thoughts to all our family, friends and customers for the year ahead. When we decided to drive back to launch the new book about this life, Shaking The Tree, we decided to take about 30o litres of olive oil as a promotion and to widen the interest, hopefully. Well, four weeks after we set off we can report that such have been the orders that we have now shipped and sold 900 litres - a Mother's Garden record. There lies the hope, along with the fact that more and more people now understand and appreciate the difference of fresh premium arbequina olive oil. We will take a break for a few days now, walk the land and try and rest. Meanwhile our thoughts drift ahead to January and the need to bottle and ship more new harvest olive oil, for the orders are already coming in. Please email us or get in touch via the website if you would like to try some fresh Mother's Garden premium cold pressed olive oil or need a top up after the festivities. And we can tell you today that , along with Delia Smith's Canary Catering, and the leading East Anglian chefs Shaun Creasey (Butlers of Holt), Vanessa Scott (Strattons Hotel, Swaffham), Ali Yetman (Wiveton Hall Cafe), Marguerite Akister (Virgin Money restaurant) and Sophie Dorber (The Anchor, Walberswick), we are equally proud to announce Mother's Garden olive oil is now used by master chef Chris Coubrough, of the Flying Kiwi Inns (The King's Head, Letheringsett; The Crown Inn, East Rudham; The Ship Hotel, Brancaster; The Crown Hotel, Wells-next-the-sea; The White Hart Hotel, Hingham). Here are the links. http://www.anchoratwalberswick.com/ http://www.flyingkiwiinns.co.uk/ http://www.butlersrestaurants.com/ http://wivetonhall.co.uk/ http://www.strattons-hotel.co.uk/ http://uk.virginmoney.com/virgin/ http://www.deliascanarycatering.com/ Customers can also buy our olive oil in draft now from the following outlets - Jarrolds Deli, Norwich; Back To The Garden, Letheringsett, near Holt, Norfolk; The Park Cafe, Bawdeswell, just off the A1067, Norfolk; Dolly's Country Larder, Cottingham, near Beverley, Yorkshire. 500ml bottles are also available from Groveland Farm Shop, Roughton, Norfolk; Picnic Fayre at Cley, Norfolk; The Green Parrot, Swaffham, Norfolk; Bean Bag Natural Health, Witney, Oxfordshire. Why not join our "hub" cooperative, where ore and more people are sharing deliveries - click here - saving on price, cutting transport impact and knowing the oil is coming direct from the mill to their kitchens as fresh as you will ever taste. This, of course, is in addition to our online shop, where you can buy smaller quantities individually, direct from us. By all means keep in touch, book your oil for January, and tell us what you think of the new book. PS And if you know a quality chef in the UK or Europe who might like to sample our olive oil, please let us know.


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