The Best of Cornish Food This Autumn
Autumn has hit early in Cornwall this year, so we're embracing it with cosy new boots, woodland walks and scrummy autumn treats.
We've done the taste testing for you (tough job!), so you can head out and enjoy the best of Cornish food this autumn...
Get Cosy with Hot Chocolate
Autumn for us always means hot chocolates! Any excuse, from a long drive to warming up after a blustery dog walk and we'll go for a snuggly mug of hot chocolate. Our favourites are the crazy hot chocolates at Poldhu Beach Cafe, the best view at The Hungry Horsebox right on the beach at Gwithian and of course our local cafe at The Hub in Portreath.
Admire the Harvest
Head to The Lost Gardens of Heligan between the 7th and 15th October and you can see their amazing harvest. A celebration of everything grown on their estate, from the kitchen gardens to the fields and woodland. There will be hands-on craft sessions, harvest demonstrations, beautiful and artistic arrangements of vegetables and of course plenty of home-grown food and drink in their amazing cafe.
It's Pasty Season!
Ok, before we get in trouble - every season is pasty season! But (if we can be so bold!) the great Cornish pasty just hits different at this time of year. Piping hot, crumbly buttery pastry, lashings of black pepper - it just feels even better in autumn. Our favourites are from Gear Farm near Helston, Liddicoat Butchers in Lostwithiel and St Agnes Bakery.
Indulge in Seafood
Every October the Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates one of the ugliest, but finest foods in the world! From 12th - 15th October there will be four days of feasting, fun and festivities. From cookery demonstrations, to live music, boat races, food stalls, a craft marquee and more!
Pull on the wellies and head out to pick your own pumpkins. Plenty of local farm shops have pumpkin patches including Smeaton Farm near Saltash, Lobbs Farm near Mevagissey and Trevaskis Farm near Hayle. Once you've picked your pumpkins there are some amazing pumpkin recipes to try including the autumn classic pumpkin soup to curries, cakes, cookies and more!
Cook Up a Storm
On a rainy autumn day there is nothing cosier than gathering some gorgeous local ingredients and having a day of baking at home. Head to Truro Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) to pick up the freshest and finest local ingredients to add to your bakes and makes.