What’s new on the farm?
Since our last newsletter we have had a few new litters of piglets! Congratulations to Mabel who gave birth to 10 beautiful Pedigree Gloucester Old Spots piglets during storm Ciara! Mabel is Rosie’s daughter, who is our first ever breeding sow from the Chatsworth House farm in Derbyshire. This is her 4th litter and she is proving to be just as good a mum as Rosie is. Ethel also farrowed last month and has some gorgeous Gloucester – Saddleback cross piglets. Some spotty, some striped and some plain black! Lots of straw and heat lamps needed in this cold and wet weather, although the pig arcs are surprisingly very warm inside.
Spring is just around the corner!
The chickens and ducks are liking the longer days – we are getting lots more eggs which is good news! It’s time to start thinking about sowing seeds in the polytunnel and getting ready for all that lovely fresh veg! We will hopefully be selling some through the shop so watch this space.
What’s new in the shop?
With our new bigger shop we have been able to showcase more cooked products such as our sticky glazed ham, home smoked salmon, pork liver pâté and our ever popular sausage rolls! These are now also available warm so no need to wait until you get home! We have sourced a few local products for you which are going down a storm; Holt’s lamb and Dexter beef (not every week so please contact us), local apple juice from Dunham Massey, Powell’s Pork Pies and we have some local honey hopefully coming very soon. Please do let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to see in our shop and we will do our best to get it for you.
Out and about…
Our next farmers markets will be:
Sunday, 29th March 9:00 – 13:00 at Ashton – Under – Lyne
We are delighted to announce that as of Thursday this week, SAM’s shop at the bottom of our lane will be selling a range of our sausages! So you will be able to pick up a pack on your way home for a quick and delicious tea, even when we are not open up here. We are also supplying Milk Maids, at Dearden’s farm shop in Over Hulton with our sausages and bacon. This is a dairy farm who make the most delicious ice cream and we are hoping to stock some of that for you here too in the near future!
We will continue to open the shop 9:00 – 13:00 Fridays and Saturdays every week. Please do feel free to bring your own containers to save on plastic waste. Don’t forget if you would like a delivery then we are usually out and about on a Thursday evening so just give us a shout. Stay safe everyone.
Hope to see you soon,
Martin and Jane x