Old Farm

A 300 acre mixed family farm with sheep, Hereford beef, Glamrock pigs, arable, horses, hens, farm shop, B&B and camping field. The farm is part of Batsford Estate and was used as the location for “Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen” filmed for BBC1 in 2013.

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Piglets and lambs

Not to be outdone by the sheep the sows are getting into gear with 11 Glamrock piglets arriving yesterday.  They are at the farm so pop in and see them when you come to the shop.  In the stable next door we have the pet lambs, we treated them to a new “milky bar” this time so they can help themselves when they feel like it and it saves us time too.

Sausages fresh this week

Plain pork
Chipolatas
Bonfire Bangers
Rudolph’s Revenge
Cumberland

Easter orders reminder

We will be having fresh beef, pork and lamb for Easter so please get you orders in asap.

REFILLS – new products

Dishwasher and laundry powder, both @ £3.75/kg. Bring your own containers (jam jars are good, you only need 2 tea spoons of powder per load or per wash) or we’ll just bag up what you need in paper bags to take home.

We hope to see you soon.

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Fresh this week…

Lamb

  • racks/chops
  • joints on the bone, legs and shoulders
  • mince
  • burgers – lamb & mint plus garlic & rosemary

Glamrock Pork

  • belly
  • rolled loin
  • bacon

And don’t forget to have a look at our cleaning re-fills while you’re shopping – you can bring your own containers or buy one of our re-usable ones.  We appreciate any feedback on this new part of the business and welcome suggestions!

cleaning product price list

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Happy & Green 2019!

Thank you so much for your support in 2018, we really appreciate it.  We hope that the reduced opening hours are not causing too much of a problem but remember we are happy to open up at any time if we are here – just give us a call first to check as we may be out on the farm but are not usually too far away…

We have some New Year’s Resolutions that we hope you will like (no, we’re not giving up the odd glass of wine and we’re not planning on running a marathon either!).  We just have some “green” ideas for the shop and B&B:

1. Replacement of plastic trays for sausages etc. with a compostable sugarcane alternative

2. R-oil re-fills

3. Cleaning product re-fills

4. Soap & Shampoo bars from The Little Goat Soap Company

We have teamed up with SESI and Green My Business to offer a range of cleaning solutions including washing liquid and conditioner, hand wash, washing up liquid, bathroom and kitchen cleaner. SESI will collect and refill the bulk containers we use in the shop and GMB supply concentrated products meaning that 1 x 5 litre container can make 100 x 500ml trigger bottles and will only cost 30p to re-fill. Either bring in your own containers or try some of the 500ml and 1 litre bottles that we have in stock.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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We’re ready for Christmas (I think!)

It’s been a busy week in the Cutting Room, we’ve packed the gammons, sliced the bacon, made 3000 sausages, wrapped 500 pigs in blankets (thank you Sheila, Pam, Toby and Laura), collected the turkeys… I have a feeling that I’ve forgotten something important but we’ll have to wait and see!

Now in stock:

  • Turkeys
  • Geese
  • Cockerels
  • Chickens
  • Fresh lamb, beef and pork – steaks, chops and joints
  • Fresh & Frozen Sausagemeat, Sausages & Chipolatas *
  • Forcemeat
  • Gammon
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Stuffings
  • Veg
  • Butter
  • Burke’s Beer
  • Oil, jams, honey, chutneys
  • Gordon Rhodes mixes (including “No Hurry Chicken Curry” for all the leftovers!)

* Plain Pork, Gluten free, Rudolph’s Revenge (chilli), 3 Kings (cranberries, oranges, chestnut) , Santa’s Sausage (chestnut, apricot and chive), Breakfast Bangers (smoked bacon and mustard), Cumberland, Bonfire Bangers, Ginger and Spring Onion & Lemon and Fennel.

Christmas Opening Times:
Saturday 22nd     9.00am-4.00pm
Sunday 23rd        9.00am-4.00pm
Mon 24th             9.00am/2.00pm
Closed Tues 25th – Thurs 27th
Normal opening times from Friday 28th

If you are looking for Christmas stocking fillers we still have some Farming Females Feeling Fabulous charity calendars available and you can’t go wrong with an Old Farm gift voucher!

Thank you for all your custom in 2018 and watch this space for some new products in 2019…

Happy Christmas!

Sarah & Simon

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Christmas Order Forms

Christmas orders 2018

If you’d like to order any Christmas meats please download the order form and either scan and return via e-mail or drop it in, we also have spare copies at the shop…

 

 

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It’s Showtime!

Moreton Show1st September

Sorry but Old Farm Shop will be closed on Show day.

This year you will find us in the “Farmtastic” area next to the Rural Attractions ring (Zone E) with our alpacas, sheep and pigs.

Our food stand is also in ZONE E no. 162 - click here for show ground map

We will be serving food and drinks all day – look out for our flags.

  • Home cured Glamrock Bacon Baps
  • Home made Beef Burgers
  • Home made Glamrock Pork Sausage Burgers
  • extras – cheese, onions, relish etc
  • Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks/Water

Also in “Farmtastic”:

  • Pig Agility
  • New Butterfly/Wildlife area (work in progress)
  • Dry stone walling
  • Tractor Ted
  • Rare Breed Survival Trust
  • Alpaca wool spinning demonstration

The Farming Females Feeling Fabulous are me (Sarah), Di Hunt, Katherine Righton and Jane Slatter. We are launching our 2019 charity calendar at the show raising money for FOCUS at the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre. Please support us and buy one – they’ll make great Christmas presents!

£10 reveals all!

We’ll be on BBC Points West on Tuesday 28th August…

Click here for more info.

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Lambing 2018 underway

After a quiet start to the year it’s all about to kick off!  Official lambing start date is 15th March but we are having a few born now, just to ease us into it gently.

As always you are welcome to come and see the maternity unit (during shop open hours only and please don’t go into the lambing shed if you are pregnant).

And with the Cheltenham Festival heralding the beginning of the B&B season too, next week should be busy…

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10% off all frozen food for February and March!

We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are now ready to stock up your freezers again.  With this in mind we have decided to offer a discount on frozen meat for the whole of February and now March – just come into the shop and see what bargains you can find!

It may appear quiet on the farming front at the moment but since the New Year we have had 17 piglets and 2 calves and lambing is imminent. The crops drilled in the autumn seem to be coming up and we have some spring linseed and grass to plant over the next couple of months (if it dries up)…

We had our first B&B guests of the year in this week (that was a shock to the system) and we continue to get requests from Channel 4′s “4 in a bed” but don’t feel quite ready to take on that challenge just yet.  The Shearing Shed is generally full at weekends and guests are loving the central farm location and wood burner – we may even book in for a mini-break before we get too busy!

Fresh this week:
Pork – joints/chops
Sausages – Plain Pork, Breakfast Bangers, Rudolphs Revenge & Beef chipolatas

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Christmas order form now available – have a LOCAL Christmas

We are now taking orders for Christmas – poultry from Lower Clopton and Westmoor, all the rest from here.

For Christmas orders and opening times please go to:

Christmas Orders 2017 page

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Tupping time!

Sorry, it has a while since my last message but life seems to speed up gradually over the summer and before you know it the clocks have gone back – just in the nick of time.  A lot has gone on so I’m not sure where to start…

We finally finished combining on October 14th, not the latest on record but a close 2nd. This has meant that autumn planting was running a bit late but Simon and his dad have been working hard cultivating fields and drilling winter wheat and have just about caught up – there is just one field left to do.

The tups are now in with the main flock and the cattle and pigs are still out seeing as it has finally dried up, they’ve been enjoying the sunshine over the last few days.

The “Shearing Shed” (old shop) has had a busy summer and is still booked out at weekends, we have had some lovely comments from guests and feel that this was the right thing to do with the space. Having the shop back up by the house has made it easier to manage and I hope that the new opening times have not caused too much inconvenience – we are always happy to open up out of hours, just give us a call first to make sure we are here.

We have plenty of frozen lamb, beef and pork and I have re-stocked the bargain freezer this week so why not pop in and pick up a good deal!

Christmas order form out soon – watch this space!

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