Richard Dain – Hurstwood Farm – Kentish Cobnut

Richard Dain – Hurstwood Farm – Kentish Cobnut

Slow Food UK is incredibly proud to have Ark of Taste producers like Richard Dain from Hurstwood Farm on board. Please read more about Alexander and his forgotten food Kentish Cobnuts below.

How Richard got into producing Kentish Cobnuts and why he chose this particular product
Nestled in the picturesque Kentish countryside, Hurstwood Farm’s idylic nut orchards stretch to the horizon, covered with cobnut and walnut trees. With the cobnut trees planted in 1985, Richard has experimented with different varieties in order to produce the best cobnuts possible. Hurstwood Farm is a nature reserve and so the trees are given time to reach full maturity before being harvested. As well as producing fresh and dried cobnuts, Hurstwood Farm specialises in producing cobnut oil. This labour intensive product requires a kilo of nuts to a bottle, but the final product is well worth it.

As well as growing cobnuts and walnuts Hurtwood Farm has a growing reputation as an expert piano maker, with the nut-packing shed being used as concert hall outside of harvest time. With beautiful piano recitals and a picturesque landscape of cobnut and walnut trees, it is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting.

Products that Richard is offering 
Richard offers cobnuts, both fresh and dried, as well as his famous cobnut oil.

Richard’s favourite Kentish Cobnut recipes
Cobnut oil can be used in a wide range of dishes from being used in a salad dressing to being dirzzled over a pizza. Why not try making brownies using cobnut oil, maybe even throwing in a few dried cobnuts for good measure?

Contact details
Address: The Hurst, Crouch Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8TA
E-Mail: info@cobnutoil.co.uk
Phone: 01732 88 5050
Web: http://cobnutoil.co.uk

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