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Pete Lawrence - 15 Aug 2020
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After just three days, I felt like I had undergone a transformation - complete decompression and unwind, complete connection with the natural world all around me.

I found my freedom this week, on Blueberry Hill during the August heatwave. Three glorious warm days of splendid isolation at the Sharcott Farm on top of Exmoor, which has since become the location for 2021's Campout gathering next May.

Exmoor Blueberries is a beautiful Pick Your Own farm in the heart of Exmoor. Stunning scenery, wildlife and the freshest, best blueberries you'll ever try! 

The organic blueberry farm nestled above the beautiful village of Exford on beautiful Exmoor - 12 acres of mature blueberry plants which are maintained by nature, pollinated by bumblebees and protected from the wind by long grasses. I arrived after a hot and sweaty drive in 33 degree heat from the Welsh borders and the contrast from the hustle and bustle of the M5 could not have been greater and the rolling green Exmoor hills unfolded. 

These berries really offer something special - the rich soil community builds a broad nutrient supply for the roots to feed into the berries, ensuring that in the pure fresh air and water  our blueberries have a beautiful taste - they are honestly better than anything you can get in the supermarket- the proof is in the sublime taste and in the eating!

With this kind of thing, taste directly tells you the food is powerful good! :-)

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The Keily family planted their thousands of blueberries back in 2006, after Simon realised that the wild 'wortleberries' that used to grow in abundance on the moor, were cousins of the blueberry. The farm is at high altitude, near Dunkery Beacon, and the soil is the perfect ph level for these yummy plants. This, combined with the freshest air and purest water, makes their blueberries truly special. Believing in a natural approach, the plants have been left to their own devices, cross pollinating across the nine varieties using bumblebees and butterflies, and the fields are home to all sorts of wildlife which have helped them thrive. 

Campfire is communing with nature at the Farm over the late May bank holiday weekend in 2021 for four days of escapism, relaxation, star-gazing, detox, community building, creating, bliss, sharing, learning and new exploration. And blueberry picking. All in a safe,. socially-distanced environment in the freshest air, under vivid night skies.

After just three days, I felt like I had undergone a transformation - complete decompression and unwind, complete connection with the natural world all around me.

All you need to do is come and experience it for yourself.

We have just 100 places to allocate. Tickets are not yet on sale but you can register your interest now by emailing  contact@campfireconvention.com

Arrive Thursday May 27th. Campout 28th-31st May.



Did you know?
  • Blueberries freeze extremely well- they turn to little marbles which allow you to simply gather a handful - great as healthy ice-sweeties for the kids! - and good for scattering on your porridge in the morning.

  • Although our berries are completely natural, with no preservatives or chemicals, they can last up to three and a half weeks in the fridge! (unless they get eaten!)

  • Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits and  research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.

  • The farm has made jam, gin, muffins, salad dressings, smoothies, ink, paint and even dyed clothes using these little magic berries!

 

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satkartar Kennedy

Love farms although fruit isnt my best friend.....ha ha..have to steer clear of the sugar unfortuantly....

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