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We are open every day up to and including Christmas Eve. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and then re-opening for limited hours during the week leading up to New Year. Full details of our opening hours can be found via the link below.

We are unable to take any more Christmas food orders. Our Home Delivery Service for the elderly resumes the first week of January. Thank you to everyone who placed orders with us; we hope you enjoy your festive dinner!

Thank you to all our customers for shopping with us during this unusual year, that has been a challenge for everyone. We hope that you are able to have an enjoyable Christmas, despite the limitations that we are all under. Thank you also to our incredible suppliers, who have done an amazing job of keeping us stocked up throughout the pandemic. We are grateful to our staff too, for always offering service with a smile. Please remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest Farm Shop updates (links below).

We had all sort of exciting plans for the shop this year that we had to put on hold, but hopefully we can proceed with these plans next year. Merry Christmas, and here's hoping for a brighter 2021!

Christmas information

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Christmas is approaching, and Southbourne Farm Shop is here to help with your preparations for the festive period. We are offering a Christmas food ordering service, which allows you to place an order for collection on a day convenient to you, and we also have plenty of gift ideas including chocolate boxes, luxury condiments, olive wood homeware, scented candles and much more. We can also offer gift vouchers up to any value, which can be posted if you are unable to visit the shop yourself.

Our Christmas opening hours are now online, as well as the schedule for our own Artisan bread, Westbourne Bakery bread and Johnsons Fishmongers.

All the relevant information can be found on our new Christmas page, on the link below.

During the festive period, the best way to keep informed of updates is to follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We want to do all we can to help you have a special Christmas, in this most challenging year.

Christmas ordering, opening hours and gift ideas

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Herbs and Spices are usually more of a seasoning and we tend to sprinkle one or two into the odd recipe. However, did you know that Herbs and Spices are absolutely packed with Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory compounds. This makes them a very cost-effective way of improving your health.

Herbs and Spices can be extremely helpful in common conditions such as poor digestion, inflammation, circulation, and immunity problems and much more. They are used in other parts of the world as the main - and sometimes only - medicine. They also add powerful flavour and taste to our foods. I am going to focus on Digestion and Inflammation and suggest which Herbs and Spices may be beneficial.


Signs of poor digestion include irregular or loose bowel movements, bloating, pain, and Acid Reflux. Recommendations: Ginger, Basil, Mint, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Horseradish, Thyme, Black pepper, Nutmeg


Signs of Inflammation include inflammatory skin disorders like eczema, heart problems, depression, pain (such as arthritis), inflammatory bowel disease and many more. Recommendations: Turmeric, Ginger, Black pepper

One of my favourite ways to incorporate herbs and spices into my diet are through homemade Curries. Perfect for this time of year as Winter is approaching.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4)

For the marinade

800g Chicken Thigh Fillets (cut into large bite size chunks).

75g Greek Yoghurt

1 tbsp Garlic paste

1 tbsp Ginger paste

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1tsp Ground Cumin

2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

2 tsp ground Coriander

1 heaped tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Salt

For the Curry

1 tbsp Rapeseed or Coconut Oil

50g Butter

1 large White Onion (chopped)

1 tbsp Garlic (minced)

1 large tbsp chopped Ginger

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tsp Ground Turmeric

1 tsp Garam Masala

½ tsp Cayenne Pepper

2 tsp Ground Coriander

1 tsp Ground Cumin

¼ tsp Ground Cardamon

400g Chopped Tin Tomatoes

200ml Chicken Stock

125ml Double Cream

2 tsp Honey or Maple Syrup

1 tsp Salt


Put the Chicken in a mixing bowl with all the marinade ingredients. Mix well and leave in fridge overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.

Put the Chicken onto some foil and Grill on each side for four minutes.

Next make the Sauce – add Oil and Butter to the pan, fry off the Onion and Ginger, until the Onion becomes translucent. Add the Garlic and fry for another 3 minutes. Add the dry spices and continuously sit for 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes and let the sauce summer lightly for five minutes. Remove from the heat and blend in a machine or handheld blender, until smooth.

Place back on the heat and stir in the Chicken, Stock, Cream, Honey and salt.

Bring back to a medium simmer for ten minutes. Finally add the Lemon juice.

Don’t be afraid of using some good quality Butter and Cream. Lower in Lactose, so easier to digest and full of beneficial fats and a good dose of Vitamin A. Lots of the above herbs and spices are also fat-soluble which means they need fat in order for us to absorb them. Fats also provide satiety which means we are less likely to overindulge. *

If you are Vegetarian or Vegan, you could use Cauliflower or Chickpeas instead of Chicken.

Written by Nutritional Therapist Emma Bulbeck. If you would like more information on the services offered by Emma, visit www.emmabulbecknutrition.co.uk or follow Emma on Instagram @emmabulbecknutrition

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