Dates for your diary
We love a good old shindig at Albion Farm. Take a look at our latest events, there's always good food involved so you'll never be disappointed. Click on the event for more information....
So come along and get involved with the local community.
National Tea Day
FRIDAY 21ST APRIL
There's no other way to enjoy National Tea Day than catching up with a friend over a cuppa. We offer Tea Huggers blends in both the café and shop, with both caffeinated and caffeine free blends. Since introduced, Tea Huggers have been very popular as they cater for your different needs and moods. Will you choose a refreshing ‘Skinny Fit’ or opt for a ‘Hangover Help’ black tea for the morning after? Why not make the most of this day and opt for a traditional afternoon tea in our café…..it’s a perfect excuse!
St George's Day
SUNDAY 23rd APRIL
For St George’s Day at Albion we will do what we do best and that is championing ALL THINGS BRITISH, which obviously includes our English suppliers! Join us for a traditional Sunday roast with Mark’s homemade Yorkshire Puddings and a pint of real ale! If you’re dining at home then you can't go wrong with sausage and mash. Our butchers are always creating unique and somewhat questionable flavours including black treacle and spring onion. Our customers love them but if you need a little convincing, there will be plenty of tasters for you to try!
Great British Beef Week
23rd APRIL – 1st MAY
The beef from our Pedigree Welsh Black cattle is born and reared here at Albion Farm and our other farm, Wood Farm in Castleshaw, Delph. Our meat is hung and matured for 28 days before being prepared by our Award Winning Butchers and sold through our counter. For British Beef Week our butchers and chefs will be creating a range of dishes for you to enjoy in our café or ready prepared meals for you to cook at home. A favourite at the moment is coffee flavoured beef steak which is available from the butchers and really is a must try, even if you aren't a coffee lover!
Spring Bank Holiday
MONDAY 1st MaY
A day off work?! Get your walking boots on and enjoy the freshness of Spring air and time off with loved ones! Fill your boots with a hearty Albion Farm English breakfast before going for a walk around Dovestones or Heartshead.
Our balcony is also dog friendly so the pooch can join you if you like to dine al fresco.
Real Bread Week
6th - 14th MaY
Mark will be getting kneedy this week and crafting up some delicious homemade breads for you to purchase in our farm shop. If you fancy having a go yourself we have a super range of quality Wessex Mill flours, including Six Seed Bread Flour which seems to be very popular amongst our customers. We also stock gluten free flours and mixes so if you want to experience real gluten free bread there's no better way than to roll your sleeves up! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for recipes and ideas.
Coeliac Awareness Week
8th - 14th MaY
At Albion we are aware that the need for gluten free products is always increasing. That’s why we are proud to offer a substantial range of gluten free products including snacks, baking ingredients, cooking products, pies and beer! We continue to source free from products to provide accessibility and variety to our customers. If you aren't already aware of our gluten free range this would be an ideal time to visit our farm shop and check out our latest offerings. If you plan on dining with us and have any dietary needs feel free to get in touch so we can make arrangements for you, as all of our dishes can be made gluten free with prior notice.
Eat What You Want Day
THURSDAY 11th MaY
If there's one thing we are sure of it is that we have lots of goodies in our Farm Shop! So today is the day that you have permission to buy that ULTIMATE OREO SLATTERY'S CHOCOLATE BAR. You don’t have to question it...it's yours! STUART THORNLEY PORK PIE CAKE - yours! HOMEMADE SCONE WITH JAM AND CLOTTED CREAM- you guessed it, yours!
British Sandwich Week
14th - 20th MAY
Did you know we make hand made to order sandwiches on our deli? Made on a freshly baked ciabatta you can choose from homecooked Cheshire roast ham, homecooked roast beef, ox tongue or one of our homemade sandwich fillings. You can add salads and toppings to suit and turn it into a meal deal also. So if you’re on a lunch break or an afternoon stroll, it’s the perfect lunch without any wait. To celebrate British Sandwich week our homemade deli sandwiches will be just £2 all week! Feel free to call us with your order too!
British Tomato Week
22nd - 28th MAY
Cherry, vine, beef, English Heritage, we have tomatoes for all salads and dishes! If you’re a fan of the soft, juicy, bursting fruit (that’s debatable) then pop into Albion Farm this week to see what we can do with a simple ingredient that is the tomato. We will also have our homemade tomato soups for you to enjoy in our café or to take home.
FA Cup Final
SATURDAY 27th MAY
The butchers use this as a perfect excuse to make some of their fabulous themed sausages. We’ll also have mountains of snacks and ales to choose from.
Whilst the boys are sat at home and the kids are off school, women typically escape and go shopping! But fear not ladies, it is also the start of British Wine Week! So rather than just grabbing a bottle off the shelf, why not spend time choosing the right wine for you. Of course it would be rude not to get the other half anything. Our Snaffling Pig cracking and ale gift sets are the perfect FA cup night in a box.
British Wine Week
27th MAY - 4th June
Based in Devon, Lyme Bay are a small, dedicated company who produce delicious award winning English wines. Their range of wines is outstanding and includes Cherry wine, Ginger wine, Elderberry and Sloe. For British wine week we will explore the qualities and characteristics of these British wines and feature a wine of the day. On Saturday 3rd May we will be joined by the Saddleworth Wine Vault who will be sampling and informing you about the different wines we stock in our farm shop.
World Milk Day
THURSDAY 1st JUNE
SHAKE IT UP!
The milkshakes at Albion Farm are every child's and adult's (big kids) delight! Made using Grandpa Greene's Luxury Ice cream from Diggle and local milk sourced from John Lancashire's Dobcross Herd, they are deliciously thick and creamy and served with extra cream and drizzle. For World Milk Day one of these milkshakes is a must.
Did you know we also do them to take away?
National Fish and Chip Day
FRIDAY 2nd JUNE
Every Friday at Albion Farm Shop is Fish and Chip Friday! That being said it is NATIONAL Fish and Chip Day, which means it's compulsory to eat fish and chips today, it's like the law (Kinda).
Whit Friday Weekend / SUMMER MEET THE MAKERS FESTIVAL + World Gin Day!
9th - 11th JUNE
Our annual Summer Meet the makers food festival will this year take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. So after a fun Whit Friday of whit marches and brass bands, you are welcome to come visit Albion Farm Shop for an entertaining day full of samples, freebies and fun! We will be joined by our suppliers including Saddleworth Pies, Fundamentally Curry, Shepherds Purse, Stuart Thornley plus a lot lot more!!
The 10th of June is also World Gin Day and if there's anything to be sure of it is that we love our Gin! We stock an extensive range of gins including Poetic Licence, Rock Rose, Pinkster, Whittakers and Masons Yorkshire Gins. Not only will you have trouble trying to decide which one to choose but they each come in their own unique blends and flavours. This is the perfect time for you to sample some of Masons Yorkshire Gins, the only question is Original, Lavender or Tea? This is a date not to be missed!
We will also have lots of BBQ packs available for your whit weekend of entertaining family and friends.