Individual Varieties in April

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  • Borage on Pimms Jelly from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/uncategorized/pimms-jelly/
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    Buy Borage Flowers

    (100 + borage flowers per box)

    Borage flower are available between the end of March and the middle of October. 

    Borage flowers are one of the most famous and popular of all the edible flowers. The tiny little blue stars are beloved by gardeners because they brings the sounds of summer into the garden by attracting both honey and bumble bees. They are also a firm favourite with chefs as well who love to use them to garnish both sweet and savoury dishes.

    It should be said that borage flowers are very delicate. They will not sit for a long time on a wedding cake in a hot marquee without starting to wilt so care has to be given as to when and where they are used. They are perfect set into jellies or ice cubes where their beauty is preserved. They are lovely popped into champagne cocktails at the last minute or floated on glasses of summer Pimms with a sprig of mint (we can provide that too!).

    If you would like to use them on a Wedding or Christening Cake then they need to be stored in their container in a fridge until the 11th hour and then added at the last moment.

    Borage flowers are lovely scattered through a buffet salad or perfect to garnish the poshest of summer cucumber sandwiches. Fit for royalty or at least Hyacinth Bucket.


  • Dried mixed edible petals from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Calendula Flowers

    Buy Calendula Flowers. 25 flower heads per box.

    Calendulas are available between the beginning of April and the middle of October. Please don’t order outside of these times.

    Calendulas. Stunning strands of orange and yellow confetti style petals with a mild spicy almost nutmeg like flavour. These works brilliantly with both savoury and sweet dishes and their stunning vibrancy epitomises summer.

    Here we sell a box of more than 25 large calendula heads which will produce enough petals to more than decorate a whole host of dishes or cakes – as such, they are fabulous value for money. If you have surplus you can always freeze them into ice cubes or make some floral butters or oils for the freezer.

    Calendula flowers also have great medicinal qualities and are used to make soothing ointments and creams.

    We will include a selection of oranges and yellows within the box but if you'd just prefer just one colour then please do specify in 'customer notes' as you submit your order and we can pick your preferred option.

    Information about ordering, preordering and delivery is here. Every box is picked to order on the day of despatch so we cannot accept orders placed after 12 noon for next day delivery.

     


  • Dianthus flowers at http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.u
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    Buy Dianthus Flowers

    Buy Dianthus Flowers. 40 flower heads per box. Available May to September.

    Dianthus. Stunning summer flowers in red, pinks, whites and purples that hold brilliantly on a cake and are also lovely crystallised.

    Here we sell a box of more than 40 dianthus heads on short stalks. If you'd like the stalks longer for flower pot muffins please specify.

    Dianthus are also lovely used as part of petal confetti where their delicate feather like petals add a touch of class.

    Whole dianthus are also lovely floating in cocktails.

    We will include a selection of colours within the box but if you'd just prefer just one colour then please do make a note on your order and we do our best to choose your preferred option.


  • Buy organic pansies. Buy edible pansies from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Edible Pansies

    Buy Edible Pansies

    40+ pansies to a box – mixed seasonal colours unless requested otherwise.

    Pansies come in pretty much every colour except green. Pansies are one of the better know and loved of the edible flowers and along with their smaller cousin the violas, they are the ones most commonly associated with  crystallised flowers.

    Pansies are incredibly vibrant and can flower all year around but are particularly prolific in late winter and early spring. Their black or dark blue centres contrast with their bright outer colours and make them a welcome addition to any plate. They have a very subtle fragrance and virtually no flavour at all which means that they can accompany both sweet and savoury dishes with equal ease. Chefs often use the individual petals for garnishing.

    Buy edible pansies for making cakes from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk

    A pansy cake made by a customer for her mother’s birthday.

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  • Sale! Primulas from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk.
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    Buy Primula Flowers Individual Colours.

    (50 + primula flowers per box)

    Primula flowers are tough wee flowers that are first on  the scene in Spring and their vibrant colours bring much needed flashes of vibrance to announce the start of the edible flower season.

    Primulas have a subtle yet distinctive perfume which is discernible in baking. Slightly sweet and definitely floral and they are also wonderful crystallised.

    Alternatively floating in a cocktail or dressing a salad, they are lovely for a Spring Wedding or celebration.

    Primulas are also lovely set in ice cubes where there bright colours show through.

    These primulas are in individual coloured boxes – either all yellows, all deep red or shades of blues- choose your favourite below.


  • Sale! Buy edible flowers fromhttp://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Mixed Primula Flowers

    (50 + primula flowers per box)

    Primula flowers are tough wee flowers that are first on  the scene in Spring and their vibrant colours bring much needed flashes of vibrance to announce the start of the edible flower season.

    Primulas have a subtle yet distinctive perfume which is discernible in baking. Slightly sweet and definitely floral and they are also wonderful crystallised.

    Alternatively floating in a cocktail or dressing a salad, they are lovely for a Spring Wedding or celebration.

    Primulas are also lovely set in ice cubes where there bright colours show through.

    These primulas are sold in  mixed colourful boxes.


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    Buy Primrose Flowers.

    (70 + wild primrose flowers per box)

    Primrose flowers are the first herald of Spring and their delicate colour and perfume are as lovely on the plate as they are on an April country walk.

    Primroses have a subtle yet distinctive perfume which is discernible in baking. Slightly sweet and definitely floral. Primroses are perfect therefore for making floral syrups and curds and along with their cousins the primulas they are also wonderful crystallised. Alternatively floating in a cocktail or dressing a salad, they are lovely for a Spring Wedding or celebration.

    Maddocks Farm Organics has a wild foraging licence with the Soil Association which means that we are licenced to sustainable forage for wild primroses on our land. All our primroses are organic. We pick early in the day and send out by overnight courier so that they arrive with you pretty much within 24 hours of being nestled on a Devonshire bank.

    As well as primroses we also sell their more colourful cousins the primulas. If you’d like a colourful mix of primroses and primulas then please do specify below when you order.

    Primroses are in stock from March to early May. 


  • Buy edible flowers from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Edible Tulips

    Buy Tulip Flowers. 5 flower heads per box. Organic edible tulips for culinary use.

    Tulip petals can either be gently snapped from the base of the flower – careful as they can be brittle. The individual petals can then be used as for mini hors d'oeuvres or as stunning 'containers' for sauces or dips.

    Alternatively the whole flowers can be used by removing the stamens and 'inner' parts of the flowers and trimming the stem level with the base of the flower. These can be stuffed and  served cooked or raw (the link for a great recipe from the fabulous chef Pascal Aussignac is here). Here at Maddocks Farm Organics we like to use them as 'bowls' for serving ice-cream or the fabulous Tulip Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail. Other tulip recipes are on our blog.

    Tulip colours change throughout the season and your box will include the very best on the day that we pick.   If you'd just prefer just one colour then please specify when ordering and we will try to pick to your preferred option. Please be aware that in very rare cases some people have shown to be allergic to tulips. More information about tulips is here.

    You can pre-order organic edible tulips for 2017 here.

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  • Flower cocktails at http://lowergrenofen.co.uk. Edible flowers from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk. Recipes by Catherine Cheek http://christopherpiperwines.co.uk Photo by Guy Harrop.
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    Buy Edible Violas

    60 standard violas to a box – mixed seasonal colours unless requested

    100 fairy violas to a box – mixed creams and purples/yellow unless requested.

    Violas come in pretty much every colour except green. They are one of the better know and loved of the edible flowers and they are the ones most commonly associated with  crystallised flowers.

    Violas are incredibly colourful and can flower all year around but are particularly prolific from early spring until about mid September. Their black or dark blue centres contrast with their bright outer colours and make them a welcome addition to any plate. They have a very subtle fragrance and virtually no flavour at all which means that they can accompany both sweet and savoury dishes with equal ease. They are the flower most often used by chefs for garnishing plates. The stunning cake to the left was photographed by The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine when they wrote an article about us.

    We sell two sizes of violas. Fairy violas which, as the name suggests, are tiny and perfect for garnishing bite size canapés or dropping in a glass of something special – they are slightly smaller than a 5p piece. We also sell standard size violas which slightly smaller than a 10p piece. You can see the difference in size by clicking on the white button below. Buy edible viola flowers from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk