Delicious Carrot and Parsnip Farmhouse Soup


Try our delicious Farmhouse soup, made from fresh local vegetables from Northern Ireland. All the ingredients can be purchased from Ballykenver Farmshop & Kitchen in Armoy – run by Farm Foodie Amanda Hanna.

Quick and easy to make and packed full of nutritious ingredients, you’ll feel full and bursting with energy after a bowl of this hearty soup.



  • 25g butter
  • 450g carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 parsnip peeled and chopped
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • Black pepper


Melt butter in a large saucepan.

Add the chopped carrots, onions and parsnips.

Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened.

Add the vegetable stock. Cover and simmer gently for approximately 35 minutes.

Remove, cook and blend. Stir in the freshly chopped parsley and serve.

If you would like more soup just double up the quantity.

The Farm Foodies

Our members celebrate the extraordinary food that is available locally – because they know it, grow it and produce it themselves.  Current members Ballykenver Farmshop & Kitchen and The Lamb Van both share a deep understanding of what makes food from this part of the world so very special, and why everyone should share in it.

Not only is the ancient landscape of North Antrim spectacular on a global scale – its wonderfully mild micro-climate creates the perfect conditions for an absolute abundance of fresh vegetables, fruit and meat – all with the most incredible flavour. The landscape is protected from over-development and the pollutants of industry, so produce grows just as nature intended.

Slow Food Movement

We are members of Slow Food Causeway, coordinated by Taste Causeway which is an accredited member of Slow Food UK, part of a global grassroots organisation that is committed to making good, clean and fair food.  It’s a sign of genuinely sustainable food that is unique to the area, that doesn’t harm the environment in its growth or production, and that is for and available to everyone.

Become a Farm Foodie

If you’re a local food grower or maker, committed to ethical, sustainable food that tastes amazing, and you want to share it with more local people, it makes sense to join the Farm Foodies Group. Ask about the New Member Packages – email

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