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Up date for Christmas orders


There’s still time to place your Christmas order to help take the stress out of Christmas

Our Christmas Order Forms are available now to download online or pick one up from the farmshop. We hope to make your Christmas preparations as stress free as possible by having all you need under one roof for a convenient local shopping experience. Remember to place your order by 16th December.

Superfresh homegrown and local vegetables – full of goodness to keep you healthy – including sprout stalks and an array of other seasonal veg. You will see that we also have an extended range of seasonal award winning ready meals and Christmas accompaniments, to help take the pressure off you – now available from the new butchery counter.

Relax in our spacious cafe with a nice cuppa and a home made mince pie or enjoy our winter menu. Also look out for our mulled wine which will be served over the festive period. Regular tasting sessions will be held (see black board for details). A great chance to sample the festive home made delights and also selected seasonal goodies both local and regional.

Fresh Christmas trees – plenty of sizes to choose from

We have a great selection of different sized Christmas trees, all reduced needle drop to save on hoovering! Our trees are all displayed without the nets on so you can see what you are buying. You can then have them netted if you wish for convenience of transport. And remember you can bring your tree back to be recycled at The Balloon Tree.

Why buy your turkey or goose from us?

• Free range turkeys and geese locally sourced direct from Loose Birds near Harome
• Guaranteed not fed any nasties, such as growth promoters or antibiotics
• Fed natural feed sourced from within 10 miles
• 24/7 access to acres of thistles, nettles & grass
• Specially designed large straw building with lots of perches to rest and sleep on
• A slow growing Bronze strain
• Hung for over 14 days for a unique, full flavour

Enter into the farmshop prize draw for a chance of winning your Christmas turkey or goose! Check out our latest blog for more reasons why our turkeys are the best!

Christmas in the cafe

Come and enjoy our winter menu in our spacious cafe and get in the festive spirit with our home cooked Christmas lunch menu. This will be on the menu everyday in the lead up to Christmas with all the trimmings, and why not enjoy a glass of mulled wine to accompany it.

We also have our special Sunday lunch menu for the winter months where we offer a delicious roast with seasonal accompaniments.

Luxury gift hampers and plenty of gift ideas

Our talented hamper lady, Louise, has selected the perfect items to make up a range of hampers throughout the Christmas period – perfect for a gift, or to simply treat yourself. Or choose your own contents, for us to make up your perfect individually tailored hamper (£5 packaging charge).

This year we’ve a better range than ever, with everything locally sourced – prices start at £15. Choose from Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, sloe gin from Raisthorpe Manor, award-winning jams and chutneys from Bracken Hill Fine Foods and a great selection of beers from Wold Top Brewery. And that’s just the start of it…

Want a gluten-free hamper for someone? Absolutely no problem at all: all our gluten free products are clearly labelled, our expert staff will be happy to help and advise.

Remember to enter into the prize draw in the farmshop for a chance of winning a luxury gift hamper.

We have a number of other great gift ideas for all ages from arts and crafts, kitchen ware, candles, reed diffusers, as well as a charming range of children’s handmade and traditional style toys. Or simply treat a loved one with a Balloon Tree gift voucher to spend in the farmshop or cafe!

We do hope you have enjoyed reading our news, please keep reading our blog for more up to date news. We will also keep you posted on when our home grown fruit and vegetables are ready via Twitter (updated daily), Facebook (updated weekly), our email news (monthly) and our blog on our website.

The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe, Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, YO41 1NB
T: 01759 373 023 E: W:


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