Chilli Ranch Newsletter May 2024
Steve and Thomasz at Gt Staughton

Dear Chilli Ranch Friends,

We’re excited to share what’s been happening at the Chilli Ranch and what’s coming up next. Whether you’ve visited us recently or it’s been a while, there’s always something new and spicy happening here!

Highlights from the Past Month:

1. Tunnel repairs and preparation: We’ve been busy building new polytunnel doors, re-skinning one of our polytunnels, and preparing them for plants. A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers from Switch Now and Shuttleworth College for their invaluable help!

2. Re-potting and Planting: Despite the cold nights until the end of April, we’re in the middle of re-potting thousands of chilli plants and getting them planted out into the tunnels.

3. Farm Shop Expansion: Following the closure of the Black Cat Farm Shop, we’ve expanded our Farm Shop. We now stock local products like Mrs. Middleton’s Natural Rapeseed Oils (original and chilli-infused), Hot Scotch hot sauce from Cople, locally produced charcoal from Wassledine Farm, and apple juice from Watergull Orchards.

4. Hosting Experiences: We’ve had a fantastic time hosting our chilli cookery workshops. Check out some pictures from last weekend’s Chilli Sauce and Jam Making workshop!

5. Out and About: We’ve been active at local farm and craft markets, including Great Staughton Food and Craft Market, Buckden Farmers Craft Market, and Gransdens Farmers Market.

What’s Coming Up Next Month:

1. Father’s Day Barbecue & Live Music: Join us on Sunday, 16 June 2024, from noon to 4 pm for our annual Father’s Day Barbecue. Enjoy live music by Beans and Biscuits, delicious barbecue food, hot and cold drinks, free chilli tastings, and a variety of plants for sale.

2. Continued Planting: We will continue re-potting and planting out our chilli plants in the polytunnels. Plants are available for sale both onsite and online.

3. Upcoming Experiences: Our first chilli tour and tasting experience of the season on 1 June is fully booked, but plenty of other tours are available throughout the season. Don’t miss our next Chilli Sauce and Jam Making workshop on 29 June—there are still a few spaces left!

Special Promotions:

1. Chilli Plants Delivered: Get three chilli plants delivered to your door for just £15. Order here

2. Save 15% on Chilli Experiences: Use the code JUNE2024 to save 15% on any of our chilli experiences purchased by midnight, 30 June 2024. Book your experience here

Stay Connected: Please like and follow us on social media for updates. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,

Joanna, Shawn, Tomasz and the rest of the Chilli Ranch Team
Contact: 01480 405663 |

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