We visit the South Devon Chilli Farm

by Hot Juan on August 13, 2011 · 3 comments

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South Devon Chilli Farm

South Devon Chilli Farm

A few weeks ago we went on a visit to the South Devon Chilli Farm, it is a great location to visit, makes a nice change from all those beaches, sand castles and stately homes that seem to make up the summer for parents with children.

The South Devon Chilli Farm is split on two locations, the visitor location is  about 10 acres  and is situated about 1 mile from Loddiswell village while the other site is at South Milton and is just made up of poly tunnels, between the two locations they plant between 8,000 and 10,000 seedlings in their 3,000 square metres of poly tunnels, most of which is used to make there very popular product range.

They grow 35 varieties of chilli for commercial picking and about 100 varieties in a show tunnel which is open to visitors, this year they have also opened a new shop and cafe which makes this a great stopping off point. The beautifully clean Cafe provides a wide range of chilli based snacks and meals, as well as enough choice to satisfy the rest of you family, my daughter Mary was very happy with her cheese sandwich,  while  my wife and I enjoyed some of the more spicy options, I had the excellent spicy meat balls  that came served with rice in a giant tortilla from the specials menu.

Lunch

Lunch

On the specials menu they also had some fresh Padron Peppers that they quickly fry in some olive oil before sprinkling with sea salt, they make a great snack, and you know they are going to be fresh. You can either sit inside on on the picnic benches outside and enjoy the views.

In the shop you can taste all the sauces, preserves and even taste their chocolate, they also have a range of other chilli related merchandise including books, mugs, seeds and growing kits, it is hard to come away with out a bag or two of goodies.

The farm has ample visior parking and it makes an ideal location for any chilli head to while away a few hours, so if you are visiting Devon or Cornwall this summer, take a little time out from your journey and pop in and visit the farm, you diverse it, you are going to be spending a lot of time making sand castles on the beach, and you can always pick up some of their sauces to make your holiday meals a bit more interesting.

The farm is open from 10am to 4.40pm every day between March and December, and weekdays only in January and February.

So set your GPS for South Devon Chilli Farm, Wigford Cross, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4DX.

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