• 30/07/07
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walled_cafe3.gif“It is estimated that within 30 years the number of people needed to help grow food will reach 40% of the population – so the more people skilling up the better.” So says the people who run the Barley Wood Café in Somerset, England which aims to sell as much produce as possible only from its walled garden…Barley Wood Walled Garden is the carefully restored Victorian kitchen garden that runs as an organic market garden. It’s a 2 acre site on a gentle, southern facing slope with views overlooking Wrington Vale and the Mendip hills. They say:“Menus provide good, honest home-cooked meals using seasonal garden and local produce. You’ll find fresh homemade cakes, excellent coffee and garden apple juice always available. As part of the development of our café, we have been open during the evenings for dinner on Friday and Saturday. This has recently changed to become more bistro style. You can now pop in anytime from 6pm onwards for a glass of wine with a light supper or later for our popular full menu. On warm evenings this means you can wander around the garden or just sit outside on our terrace while your food is being cooked. Our kitchen is turning out some superb dishes, from our new country-style paté or babaganoush to sirloin steaks or Anthony’s fab chowder. We have something for everyone and its all organic and local.”