Farm Shop Open
Farm Shop open
Our new Farm Shop, at the top of the zoo car park, is open as an essential service for our local community. It is open 9am to 4.30pm 7 days a week, providing all the essentials including a range of fresh fruit & vegetables, local meats, cheese, flour, freshly prepared frozen meals prepared by our zoo chefs and a range of takeaway hot drinks and snacks.
Local and sustainably sourced food
Noah’s Ark Farm Shop has a wide range of sustainably produced products which are often locally sourced.
Our Noah’s Ark chefs have been busy cooking delicious meals ready for you to heat at home including family favourites, curries, and vegetarian classics. The range of prepared meals vary each week and are made to suit a range of dietary requirements including some tasty vegan dishes. So, if you are you taking on the Veganuary challenge - our Chef has you covered!
With the Veganuary challenge more popular than ever and baking a popular lockdown activity our head chef, Nick, has shared a tasty Veganuary recipe for you to try at home. Here is his fantastic recipe for Gluten Free Oat, Apple And Date Slice.
Gluten Free Oat , Apple And Date Slice
For the filling
2 Medium Cooking Apples
2 Tablespoons Of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Sugar Or Soft Dark Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate Soda
350g Gluten Free Oats
300g Gluten Free Plain Flour
300g Coconut Sugar or Soft Dark Brown sugar
350g Plant Based Spread
1/2 Teaspoon Gluten Free Baking Powder
First grate the apple with the skin on, place in a pan with dates lemon juice and sugar. Cook on a slow heat until the dates and apple break down.
Leave to cool down on the side.
For the biscuit base
Throw everything into a bowl. Mix with hands or mixer until it comes into a ball of sticky oat mix.
You will need a tin around 15cm/10cm.
Add half the oat mix and press into the tin firmly covering the entire base. Then you need to spread the date mix over the top. The other half of the biscuit mix , will need to be added to the top evenly. Bake in the centre of the oven. Preheated to 175c and cook for 55 minutes turning half way.
Remove from oven, cool slightly and then cut into squares before it cools to much.
Dust with icing sugar and enjoy.