Keep it local this Christmas and place your order at Old Farm for a chance to win a meal for up to 8 cooked by Masterchef semi-finalist Sarah Dugdale and served by Sarah Righton! The two Sarahs first got together at Open Farm Sunday in June where Sarah D prepared home made beef burgers and pulled pork for visitors. Choose from a menu using meat from the farm and other produce from the farm shop. Sarah is passionate about supporting British Farming and likes to use local ingredients with a provenance.
Go to Christmas Order page to download a form and either drop it into the shop or e-mail to email@example.com.
Sustainability is something we really care about, we believe that by following traditional farming methods we can help in the fight against climate change. Here are a few reasons to support Old Farm this Christmas and for the rest of the year too…
- cattle and sheep graze permanent pasture land, pigs are raised in straw yards and the sows live outside from April to October
- hay and silage is made on the farm to feed stock over the winter reducing transport costs and emissions
- straw from the arable crops is used for bedding and the manure is put back onto the arable land to reduce the need for artificial fertilisers
- linseed straw from the farm powers the biomass boiler which heats the farmhouse and provides hot water
- farm is involved in a trial with Thames Water looking at ways of improving soil quality
- farm shop is looking at new ways of packaging meat – currently using compostable trays for sausages and testing new products
- cleaning product re-fills, locally made beeswax food wraps and goat milk soap and shampoo bars
- most other products in the shop are from within a 30 mile radius including milk delivered in bottles from Holmleigh dairy
Reducing our plastic usage with re-fills and sugarcane trays:
You can now re-fill your cleaning solutions and washing/washing up liquid in the Farm Shop. Products from SESI and Green My Business are environmentally friendly and great value (kitchen/bathroom cleaners just 30p a go!) and the plastic sausage packaging is being replaced with compostable sugar cane trays. Pop in to see what we have to offer and watch this space, more products are on the way. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what we have or let us know if there’s something you’d like us to stock…
Also available Goat milk soap and shampoo bars @ £3.95/bar.
|Cleaning product refills
||Refill price per litre or per kg for powders
||Washing up liquid
||Laundry Liquid -bio
||Laundry Liquid -non bio
||£0.30 (50ml concentrate)
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The 2 sows in the stable finally gave birth on Saturday – they farrowed at exactly the same time!
Thank you to everyone who came to our open day yesterday (and thank goodness it wasn’t today!). We love to show people what we do at Old Farm and hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did. A huge thank you to all our helpers, family and friends, old and new, without them we just couldn’t host this event and we really want to continue to support this amazing initiative. LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) do a fantastic job promoting and co-ordinating the day via the Farm Sunday website and the sponsors provide us with all the signs, flyers, posters etc. Put 7th June 2020 on your calendar, we’ll probably do it all again then! Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see or do and we’ll try and include it …
We had a little surprise in the pig tent this morning, just a day too late!
One of a litter of thirteen Glamrock piglets born today.
The sow and piglets happy to be in the stable tonight.
It’s starting to take shape and we have already had some bookings on trybooking.com so don’t leave it to the last minute!
NB: this booking system is just for entry to the farm, for trailer rides you need to get a ticket from the Farm Shop – please do this as soon as you get to the farm as we only have space for 96 passengers throughout the day. There is no charge for entry or trailer rides.
We are thrilled to have Masterchef semi-finalist Sarah Dugdale from Bourton-on-the-Water joining us to make some fabulous food for £5.00 with meat reared on the farm and a veggie option:
- Pulled Glamrock pork with coleslaw
- Home made Hereford beef burger
- Roast pepper and sweet potato cake
Please book food with Old Farm so we have an idea of numbers (and let me know which one you’d like to order…)
Sarah D. is now lending her support to farmer-founded organisation, Happerley (of which Old Farm is a member), which is working to secure food provenance honesty and transparency and empower the consumer to know the journey of their food. Sarah said: “I’m delighted to be a part of Happerley, I’ve always valued the ingredients for my cooking and it’s something I’m deeply passionate about. I genuinely think it’s vital people know what’s in their food so they can make informed choices. It’s crucial we know what we’re actually consuming and Happerley champions that.”
Plan for the day:
Gates open @10.30am
Shearing Demonstration @ 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
Sausage Making @ 11.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45pm
Tractor and Trailer rides – departing every 45 minutes from 10.45am, please get a ticket from Farm Shop as there is limited availability.
Sarah Dugdale’s hot food from the farm house, £5.00/head, please book with Old Farm if you want to guarantee availability.
Farm Walk – self guided, just follow the arrows. Dogs welcome on leads and don’t forget your poo bags.
Machinery display in the caravan field and sheep, pigs, cattle, horses and alpacas all over the place!
Click here to book free tickets for farm entry
Masterchef semi finalist Sarah Dugdale will be serving fabulous food for a fiver using Old Farm meat in 9th June
This year we are trying out a new ticketing system to manage visitor numbers, there is no charge for tickets but please book if you’d like to come.
We will be offering tractor and trailer rides, places are limited so please call at the farm shop as soon as you arrive to avoid disappointment.
The program of events is not finalised but there will be sheep shearing & sausage making demos in each of the 3 time slots available (10.30-12.30; 12.30-2.30; 2.30-4.30), more details to follow…
Click here to book tickets
or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about school visits.
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
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.
- joints on the bone, legs and shoulders
- burgers – lamb & mint plus garlic & rosemary
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.
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.
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:
- Fresh lamb, beef and pork – steaks, chops and joints
- Fresh & Frozen Sausagemeat, Sausages & Chipolatas *
- 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…
Sarah & Simon