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HIGHGROVE HOUSE

Our main news this month is that we have been chosen as exclusive supplier to the visitor centre at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, the family residence of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The gardens at Highgrove have been created with imagination and passion by the Prince over the last 35 years, the series of interlinked organic gardens reflecting his deep commitment to sustainability. They are open to the public between April and October each year, and there is a small shop which has not previously sold ice cream but will now be offering a selection of Just Rachel flavours to visitors.

Apart from our obvious delight at winning such a prestigious account, the fact that we have done so is recognition of our own commitment to sustainable practices and the use of quality local ingredients, which we believe were key factors in Just Rachel being chosen.

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PRODUCT UPDATES
Summer is more or less here, and we can now announce our two summer specials. They are:

St Clements Ice Cream. Made from freshly squeezed orange and lemon juices, this is a wonderfully light, fresh and tangy ice cream for those warm summer days which are hopefully just round the corner!

Coconut & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. A richer and more exotic ice cream, in flavour not unlike a “Bounty” bar, and with a bit of texture from the blending in of some dessicated coconut. An indulgent treat.

The St Clements is already made and the Coconut & Dark Chococlate will be produced in the first week of June, so we are ready to take orders now. Both flavours are available in all our normal sizes.

HOME DELIVERY

Now is a good time to stock up your freezer for the summer by taking advantage of our home delivery service.

Within our delivery area (50 mile radius of Ledbury and 20 miles of Aylesbury) you can have any six 500ml tubs of our award winning ice cream delivered by our own driver directly to your home for an inclusive price of £39.89. This covers any mix of our standard flavours, our current seasonal specials and our dairy free ice cream.

For those of you who live outside our normal delivery area we are running two nationwide delivery days this summer, Tuesday 13th June and Tuesday 11th July (orders by end of previous week please). Because we use a courier and have to pack the ice cream in dry ice the cost is a little higher at £48.96 for 6 tubs delivered. 

Visit our website www.justrachel.com/index.php/mail-order/ or call us on 01531 650639 for more details or to place an order.

FOOD WASTAGE & BEST BEFORE DATES

Thank you to those of you who responded to our piece on the above last month. It seems there is good support from you for the idea of relaxing “Best Before Date” labelling. We will now wait and see what the government does.

IN THE DAIRY

This is always a busy time of year in the dairy. Apart from the general high volumes in the summer this is when we buy in and process most of our fruit. The strawberries are coming in thick and fast, and they all need to be hulled (which we do by hand). The first raspberries will also be arriving soon now. 

OUT & ABOUT

We stood at the Stone Fete in Bucks on Spring Bank Holiday Monday (weather a bit dismal – a good day for a warming Damson & Sloe Gin).  Coming up through the summer we have:

Ledbury - July 9th

Banbury – August 20th

Thame – Sept 30th/ Oct 1st

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