Individual Varieties in October

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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.


  • Sale! 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.


  • Edible phlox flowers in cocktails from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Phlox Flowers

    Buy phlox flowers. 100 flower heads per box.

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

    Phlox. Stunning summer flowers in red, pinks, whites and purples. These flowers are very delicate and ones that should be treated with care as they don’t like to be left out on food for long periods of time. Having said that, they are completely stunning little stars and are quite beautiful adorning cocktails if they are added at the last minute. They are also beautiful additions to cakes or desserts.

    Here we sell a box of more than 100 phlox heads on short stalks. When you use the flowers you just need to remove them from their stalks.

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

    Whole phlox 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 email Jan at maddocksfarmorganics@gmail.com and we can pick to your preferred option. They come in pink, purple, white and red.

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  • Buy edible roses. Fresh edible rose petals from www.maddocksfarmorganic.co.uk
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    Buy Edible Roses

    Buy edible roses for decorating wedding cakes and other celebration cakes or desserts. Maddocks Farm Organics is the only sellers of organic edible roses in the UK and we are famous for the quality and perfume of our organic roses. At Maddocks Farm we grow more than 40 different varieties of organic edible roses. Different colours, different sizes but all with amazing fragrance.

    All our organic roses are grown according to the very strict guidelines set down by the Soil Association and are never sprayed. Our roses are all English varieties and rated as strong to very strong perfume which means that they contain all the essential oils and perfume to make them perfect for eating and smelling!. We supply some of the country’s best wedding cake makers with roses and other edible flowers and petals to decorate wedding cakes.

    You can choose the size, the colour, the style and whether you’d like the roses open or as buds… With full open roses you will get 5 to a box. For a mixture of just openand buds you would get 7.

    This is what some of our customers have said this year about our roses…..

    I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and recommendations for the flowers for my wedding cake! The colours you sent through were lovely and I took your advice of making the rose sugar. The fragrance was wonderful and the rose worked really well with the rose/pistachio base – Charlotte

    Available from June to early October. Please don’t order outside of these times.

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  • Buy fresh edible rose petals for cooking, wedding cakes, cocktails and crystallising.
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    Fresh Edible Rose Petals

    Buy fresh edible rose petals for celebration cakes, for cooking, for floating in cocktails and as a stunning ingredient in numerous delicious recipes. Maddocks Farm Organics are the only sellers of organic edible rose petals in the UK and we are famous for the quality of our organic roses.

    All our organic roses are grown according to the very strict guidelines set down by the Soil Association and are never sprayed. Our roses are all English varieties and rated as strong to very strong perfume which means that they contain all the essential oils and perfume to make them perfect for culinary use. We have also had numerous varieties tested in an organic laboratory to assess which produce the best ‘rose’ flavour. This is why we have been chosen to supply several companies with organic rose petals for using as varied as making rose water, jam, rose chocolates and for floral tea. We also supply some of the country’s best wedding cake makers with edible flowers and petals to decorate wedding cakes.

    Buy your fresh edible rose petals from us to explore all sorts of recipes. We have exciting ideas on our blog listed to the left. We also have some wonderful suggestions for rose recipes both by ourselves and other talented chefs on our specialist Rose Pinterest board.

    Our rose petals are also stunning crystallised or how about a rose petal salad? Either make yourself with our petals or buy here.  A best seller here at Maddocks particularly for Weddings and Christenings

    Minumum weight – 80grms. You can request specific colours under customer notes when you order. Fresh Edible Rose Petals. Maddocks Farm Organics Rose Petal Wedding Salad

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  • Buy snapdragons. Edible flower snapped onto a cocktail glass from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Snapdragon Flowers

    Buy Snapdragon Flowers. 40 to a box. Mixed colours unless requested.

    Snapdragons are like marmite in the edible flower world. You either love them or hate them. I am definitely in the ‘love’ camp for a variety of reasons.

    Firstly their ability to snap and hold themselves onto cocktail glasses makes them a big hit with the cocktail set. You can buy snapdragon flowers to decorate cocktail glasses at weddings or for hen nights… or should that be the other way around!

    Secondly, snapdragons come in a range of bright colours, as both single and doubles, and flower all summer long. They are beloved by the bumble bees which stand on the front of the flowers and snap them open before disappearing completely inside to find the pollen. I frequently pick them to suddenly find the flowers buzz!

    Snapdragons have quite a bitter flavour reminiscent of chicory which makes them lovely in salads and on the canapés. Using a piping bag they can be stuffed with cream cheese or guacamole for really pretty hors d’oeuvres.

    Lastly they are very robust which makes them a good choice for garnishing buffets or cakes which are going to be ‘standing’ around in warm surroundings such as marquees. They will hold without wilting for several hours.

     

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  • Buy Lemon Tagetes. www.maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk
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    Buy Tagetes Flowers

    (100 + Tagetes flowers per box)

    Tagetes flowers are stunning little stars of yellow, orange and red. They have a citrus – almost Seville marmalade flavour -a bit like kumquats. Both the flowers and leaves are edible which means that they can be displayed as little sprigs. Tagetes also hold very well (see the flowerpot muffins below) so are great for cakes and for floating either as individual flowers or as sprigs in cocktails.

    Their sweet/tart flavour means that they work brilliantly with both sweet and savoury dishes. Think duck or game; fruit salads; trifles….. you name it. The yellow are a little more lemony in flavour so work well with fish as well.

    We pick in mixed colours but can just picked just yellow, orange or red as you wish. Just specify when you order. 

    If you’d like your Tagetes as sprigs then do let us know but please be aware that we can only get 40 sprigs to the box.

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  • Sale! Edible Flowers and recipe from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk/uncategorized/edible-flower-croquembouche/
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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.  They come in purple/yellow/white bicoloured.

    We also sell standard size violas which slightly smaller than a 10p piece. They come in a range of colours. You can see the difference in size by clicking on the white button below.