Food & Growing
Cotna’s speciality is leaves; various types of lettuce, rocket, watercress, oriental leaves, spinach, herbs … we are well-known for our beautiful seasonal salad bags with herbs and flowers!
Seasonal Vegetables & Fruit
We grow other delicious seasonal vegetables & fruit; apples, quinces, blackcurrants, strawberries, tomatoes, aubergines, chillies, garlic, courgettes, squashes, celery, cucumbers etc. which we supply to our guests & households locally
At Cotna we are slowly expanding our range of mouth-watering hand-made artisan foods: pesto, chutney, jams, marmalade, harissa, honey, fruit vinegars & dressings
Better than organic!
Why does Cotna food taste so good? Because it is even better than organic!! Most food in Britain is grown on minerally depleted soil, which reduces the nutrient levels in the food. It is usually old and has normally travelled hundreds of miles, up & down the country to get to the consumer. Our food is carefully sown, grown & picked by hand, then locally delivered. It is grown in composted, mineral & nutrient-rich earth: we use no sprays or chemicals, it is seasonal, it is slow, it is real food!
Delicious home-grown food
Food is a crucial part of Cotna life; the growing, production, cooking and communal eating of it. As a visitor you would be welcome to join us for meals or have them delivered to the barn, enjoy our seasonal produce to prepare your own meals, or be completely independent. This can be arranged prior to or during your visit. Our food is vegetarian and has a gourmet international feel. We can cater for vegans or provide a juicer for raw food diets. Wild-food foraging walks with a cooking demo & meal can also also be arranged.
Where to find our food
‘… particularly impressed with the unexpected effect of wild garlic! Sourdough is the best in the west!’ (John, Bristol)
‘I am now addicted to your tomato chutney so I have to come back!’ (Abbi, Cambridge)
‘… gourmet international food, yum ’ (Debbie, The Pilgrim’s Way, Spain)
‘Sara is a master breadmaker too!’ (Pam, London)