August 2017

Food Producer of the Year 2017

(Awarded by the Cambridge Food and Drink Awards)

Thank you for voting for us! We collected our award on 3rd August at an afternoon tea award ceremony held at Quy Mill Hotel. We are really grateful to all our loyal customers for supporting us and helping to get to where we are now.  We’ve come a long way from just 6 pigs 6 years ago!!

Meat Dates

10th-12th August – Beef, Pork and Lamb

17th-19th August – Pork, Lamb and Chicken (Sutton Hoo & St George)

24th-26th August – Beef, Pork, and Lamb

31th August – 2nd September – Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken (Sutton Hoo and St George)

Chickens

We are now supplying Sutton Hoo free range chickens and St George high welfare chickens (these are barn reared but in smaller numbers, with natural sunlight and are guaranteed antibiotic free).

These can be sold as whole, or breast, thighs drumsticks or wings

Opening Hours

Thursday 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm

Here’s a little picture of our happy pigs enjoying life under the plum trees.  This time of year there are plenty of windfall treats lying around!

July 2017

Meat Dates

13th-15th July – Beef, Chicken, Pork and Lamb

20th-22nd July – Pork, Lamb, Beef and Chicken (Sutton Hoo & St George)

27th-29th July – Pork, Lamb, and Chicken

3rd-5th August– Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken (Sutton Hoo and St George)

Chickens

We are now supplying Sutton Hoo free range chickens and St George high welfare chickens (these are barn reared but in smaller numbers, with natural sunlight and are guaranteed antibiotic free).

These can be sold as whole, or breast, thighs drumsticks or wings

Opening Hours

Thursday 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm

 

November 2016

WE ARE NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS ORDERS.

Please phone or email to place your order

Meat Dates

10th-12th November – Fresh Venison, Beef, Pork & Lamb
17th- 19th November – Fresh Beef, Lamb & Pork
24th -26th November – Fresh Beef, Lamb & Pork (Over Village Market on 26th Nov)
31st November-2nd December- Fresh Beef, Pork & Lamb

In other News

We are pleased to announce that following an environmental health inspection we have retained our 5 star food hygiene rating.

Freezer Clearance Sale – starting on 10th November, we intend to hold a monthly half price sale of our older freezer stock in order to maintain good stock rotation.  So come and grab a bargain once a month.  We will let you know on our weekly email which weekend each month this will take place.  There will be a notice in the butchery detailing items available in the sale.

Mailing List – If you are keen to get more details about what is available each week please fill out the form on the top right hand corner of this webpage to receive our weekly newsletter .  This give you greater details about what we have available in the butchery each week with information on sausage and burger flavours and other items for sale such as PYO strawberries.

Opening Hours

Thursday 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm 

 

May 2016

Upcoming Meat

7th/8th May Fresh Pork and Lamb

13th/14th May Fresh Pork, Lamb & Beef

20th/21st May Fresh Beef and Pork

27th/28th May Fresh Pork

Welcome to our butchery in Swavesey, Cambridgshire.  Looking for a particular cut of meat? Wanting a different weight of meat to standard pack size? Not sure how much meat you will need to feed 4 adults, 2 children and some leftover?  We are always happy to talk to customers about how they want their meat butchered and can advise on quantities required.  Going to a butchers can be a daunting prospect for some people but we pride ourselves on being approachable and willing to help.  So come to the butchery and watch your joint being prepared and ask all the questions you like!

Nov 2015

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Meat Dates

6th/7th November – Fresh Beef and Pork plus MINI MARKET (7TH Nov am)

13th/14th November – Fresh Pork

20th/21st November – Fresh Pork and Lamb

27th/28th November – Fresh Beef and Lamb

New Sausage flavours

Those of you who have been in the butchery recently may have sampled our two new flavours – the Mediterannean (a tomato, Onion and garlic infused pork sausage) and the Caramelised Onion Sausage (the name says it all really!).  Let us know what you think of these flavours. We are always glad of any feedback.

Sausage Rolls

We are planning to introduce a new product in the very near future! Ready to Cook Sausage Rolls made with our Swavesey sausagemeat filling.  Look out for these at some point late November.  Pictures to be added soon!

Swavesey Primary School Fireworks BBQ

Once again we provided the BBQ for this fantastic event.  We sold over 400 hot dogs and burgers within 1 hour 15 mins.  The men were kept very busy!  But last years lesson was learnt and with the correct gas and good deal of organisation we pulled it off without too big queues forming!  We would thank the school for giving us the privilege of being a part of this brilliant village event!

Rosegate Mini Market

On the 7th November we hosted a mini food market here at Rosegate Farm.  The weather was very blustery and damp which wreaked havoc with the gazebos.  In true british spirit the stallholders resorted to car boots to sell their tasty foods.  Thank you to all those customers who turned out to support us and the other market stallholders (ORB Bakery, FenEnd Country Kitchen, Ashworth Oils & Kirsten’s Eat the Rainbow)

Over Village Market

The first Over Village market was a resounding success so Rosegate Farm will be returning to Market #2 on 12th December 10am until 1pm.  Take a look at the markets facebook page for more information on the event.

 

October 2015

Meat Dates

2nd/3rd October – Fresh Beef, Lamb and Pork

9th/10th October – Fresh Pork

17th/18th October – Fresh Pork and Lamb

23rd/24th October – Fresh Pork

30th/31st October – Fresh Beef and Pork

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New Arrivals

We have some new friends just arrived on the farm – 5 ducks!  So if you fancy duck eggs for a change let us know.  Obviously supply will be limited with just the five at the moment.

Over Village Market

Rosegate Farm will have a stall at the first Over Village Market set to take place on 3rd October 2015 on the green in Over. We are working alongside ORB and Fen End Country Kitchen to organise this event so make a note of the date and spread the word! The market will be hosting several very local food producers and also a few local crafters so please come along and support your local businesses. Lets make this event a success so we can make it regular rather than one off.

New Pig Winter Housing

In order to cater to the greater number of pigs we seem to have now we are now taking a little time to improve their winter living quarters.  So we are now builders as well as farmer/butchers! As you will see from these images we are making some progress.

 

 

September 2015

 Meat Dates

4th/5th September – Fresh Beef and Pork (Mini Food Fair Saturday am)

11th/12th September – Fresh Pork and Alpha Farm Chickens

18th/19th September – Fresh Pork

24th/25th Sep – Fresh Pork

1st/2nd Oct – Fresh Beef

You will notice the absence of Lamb on the meat timetable.  We have weaned the lambs from their mothers which slows down their growth as their bodies adjust.  This means that at the moment we have no finished lambs and it makes it difficult to predict when the next ones will be ready but we hope that there will be some towards the end of September.

Victoria Plums available now

The Next Mini Food Fair – 5th Sep

The eagerly awaited date has been set! ORB Bakery and Fen End Country Kitchen are returning to Rosegate Farm on 5th September in the morning with more of their delicious breads, cakes, chutneys and jam. Hopefully this time the sun will shine!

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Over Village Market

Rosegate Farm is hoping to have a stall at the first Over Village Market set to take place on 3rd October 2015 on the green in Over. We are working alongside ORB and Fen End Country Kitchen to organise this event so make a note of the date and spread the word! The market will be hosting several very local food producers and also a few local crafters so please come along and support your local businesses. Lets make this event a success so we can make it regular rather than one off.

Three Peaks Challenge

David successfully completed his 3 peaks challenge.  The team have so far raised £5000 for Arthur Rank Hospice.  Thank you all so much for your support and if you want to donate please visit the justgiving site.  Here are a few pictures.

August 2015

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Meat Dates

14th/15th August – Fresh Pork and Lamb

21st/22nd August – Fresh Pork

28th/29th August – NO fresh meat but open selling frozen meat

4th/5th Sep – Fresh Beef

The Strawberries and Raspberries are finished for this season but it shouldn’t be long until we have Victoria plums available.  Keep an eye in the shop.

The Next Mini Food Fayre – 5th Sep 

The eagerly awaited date has been set!  ORB Bakery and Fen End Country Kitchen are returning to Rosegate Farm on 5th September in the morning with more of their delicious breads, cakes, chutneys and jam.

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Over Village Market

Rosegate Farm is hoping to have a stall at the first Over Village Market set to take place on 3rd October 2015 on the green in Over.  We are working alongside ORB and Fen End Country Kitchen to organise this event so make a note of the date and spread the word! The market will be hosting several very local food producers and also a few local crafters so please come along and support your local businesses.  Lets make this event a success so we can make it regular rather than one off.

July 2015

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 Meat Dates

3rd/4th July – Fresh Pork

10th/11th July – Fresh Beef

17th/18th July – Fresh Lamb

24th/25th July – Fresh Pork

31st June/1st July – Fresh Beef

 

*NEW* in the butchery

Introducing a range of bbq foods including peppered steaks, marinated BBQ pork steaks and minted lamb cuts.  We’d love to hear your feedback on these new additions

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We are now in peak Strawberry and Raspberry season so do drop in for a punnet or two as you pass by.

Mini Food Fayres

On Saturday 13th June ORB Bakery and Fen End Country Kitchen (both based in Over) came to Rosegate Farm to sell their delicious breads and preserves.  This was so successful that both companies decided to return the following Saturday.  Despite ORB Bakery arriving a little late due to an oven malfunction, they still managed to sell out in less than one and a half hours!  The tasters offered by Fen End Country Kitchen went down a treat.

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Shearing time

The annual sheep shearing took place for the first time actually on the farm.  In previous years the sheep have been taken to another farm in Swavesey.

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Haylage

Another big annual job took place in early June – making haylage (hay with higher moisture content and nutritional value) for the animals to eat in winter.

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June 2015

Meat Dates

5th/6th June – Fresh Pork

12th/13th June – Fresh Beef

19th/20th June- Fresh Pork

26th/27th June- Fresh Lamb

Farm Update

EXCITING NEWS! – Save the date – Sat 13th June
ORB Bakery (based in Over) will be coming to Rosegate Farm on Saturday 13th June to sell their delicious breads which compliment our sausages, bacon and burgers so well.  Take a peek at their webpage to get a sneak preview of some of the breads that they bake www.orbbakery.weebly.com, facebook page www.facebook.com/OrbBakeryOrb BaconOrb Sausage and Bread or follow them on twitter @OrbBakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be plenty of fresh strawberries available over the next few weeks