How to say Merry Christmas around the world!

As Christmas approaches, it’s not just us here at Cotley Farm who are getting Christmassy, the world is getting ready to celebrate! Here’s a few ways of saying Merry Christmas around the world….

Christmas through the eyes of a reindeer

Hi everyone, it’s Willow here. Wow, it’s December again and everyone in the herd is so excited. So many people are going to come and visit and say hello to us all, we’ll be the star attraction again! It’s been a very quiet year since you visited us last, it’s very sad...

Fall in love with Brussels Sprouts

Make your Brussels Sprouts a family favourite this year, with an amazing recipe from Jim Fisher, Chef / Tutor / Director at Exeter Cookery School. Perfect for your Christmas dinner for even the fussiest of eaters!

How to make the perfect Gingerbread house!

This Christmas try some festive bakes. This delicious gingerbread creation will go down a treat with friends and family and you could even win a hamper if you enter a picture into the Cotley Christmas Bake Off! For the gingerbread house: Ingredients 375g/13oz unsalted...

How to look after your Christmas tree

It's that time of year again, when the decorations come out of the attic and the excitement begins to show! Here at Cotley Farm, we are certainly getting very excited. We can't wait to open on the 25th November and start spreading some Christmas joy! We are very proud...

A Q&A with Cotley’s own, Helen Bowker

Tell me a bit more about the start of your business. Why did you choose Christmas trees as diversification, and was the start of your new venture smooth or scary?! During 2001 as outdoor pig farmers our business was very badly affected financially by the foot and...

Helping farming communities through cake

If you pop into our farm shop this Christmas, be sure to grab yourself a tea, coffee and a piece of cake in our tearoom! It's stocked with some delicious, handmade cakes, all made by the lovely Rhoma. And do not fear, all these cakes are guilt free - because you're...