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Farm & Butchery News 2018

First of all a huge thank you for all your continued support throughout 2017 and a welcome to those of you who have recently found us!  Thanks to you we have enjoyed our best year to date in the butchery and been privileged to be invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party and win ‘Food Producer of the year’ award from Cambridge News.

The farm continues to grow in stock numbers and as demand for the meat increases we are thankful to pick up some extra grazing in the surrounding villages.  With the increasing flocks and herds there is always plenty to do and, although exhausting at times, we remain as passionate as ever about the livestock we care for and the meat we produce for you, our local customers!

It is rewarding to think the meat we produce here at Rosegate in Swavesey can provide food for so many people in the surrounding area.  Also we would remind you that we always welcome feedback of any variety regarding the meat as we strive to find the best mix of genetics and feed to produce the highest quality meat we can.

With the additional livestock we are now in a position to be able to provide beef, pork, lamb and chicken in the butchery most weekends of the year although it will always be in limited quantities.  We would always advise that if you are planning a special meal that you contact us to preorder your meat.

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About Us

Located on Rose and Crown Road, Swavesey, Ben and Lydia Baker and family at Rosegate Farm are well known locally, having produced raspberries and strawberries here for over 50 years. We are passionate about sustainable farming – low food miles and selling to the local community were part of our business from the very beginning.

In 2010 the youngest member of the family, David, joined the family business and began rearing traditional breed pigs, sheep and cattle to expand the range of fresh local food available to our customers.

Our fresh meat proved so popular that in 2011 we built a butchery on the farm so that we can provide our customers with the exact cuts of meat they require.

People tell us they appreciate the flavour, freshness and quality of our home grown, farm fresh produce. Building on the principle that happy animals result in tasty produce, we ensure that all our animals are kept to the highest standards of welfare.

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Our Fruit

Our delicious strawberries and raspberries are all grown here on the farm, picked daily to ensure they are fresh and ready to eat. Usually the strawberry season extends from the middle of May through until October. Freshly picked strawberries are available from the farm throughout this period and we are open for “Pick Your Own” on Saturdays throughout June. Please check the latest news section of the website for more details of ‘PYO’ dates.

Freshly picked raspberries usually become available in early June and are here through until September.

Larger quantities of both strawberries and raspberries are usually available for functions/jam/freezing although we highly recommend giving us at least a weeks notice so we can be sure we can cater for your exact order.

Plums are also usually available during August.

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Our Pork

All our pork, sausages, bacon and gammon come from traditional breed pigs raised here at Rosegate Farm.  Always check the “latest” section of our website to find out when the next batch will be available!

We currently have a mix of Hampshire, Large White and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs, chosen for their flavour and quality lean meat.

Our pigs enjoy the most natural life we can give them, spending the summer rooting around the orchards, especially enjoying windfall plums and apples. They then move inside to spacious, straw bedded pens for the winter for protection from the coldest weather.

We transport the pigs ourselves to a small local abattoir, before collecting the meat ready for it to be butchered, cured or turned into sausages here at the farm!

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Our Beef

The beef available from the Rosegate Farm butchery comes primarily from our own herd. As demand for quality local beef has been so high we occasionally buy in beef animals from 2 other farms we work closely with whilst building up our own herd as quickly as we can. Our aim is that before long all the beef we sell will have been born and reared on the farm, but building up a high quality herd capable of meeting demand takes time! The beef is all either Hereford, Aberdeen Angus or a Hereford/Angus cross, both breeds are known for their fantastic quality beef.

Our beef cattle spend the summer months grazing traditional pastures in and around the village, coming into barns on the farm through the worst of the winter weather and eating our own hay, silage and straw.

We transport them ourselves to the abattoir, giving the animal the best treatment we can to minimise stress. The beef is then hung for at least 21 days in our butchery on the farm before it becomes available directly to you for the perfect weekend roast!

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Our Lamb

The lamb available from the Rosegate Farm butchery comes from our own flock of sheep or from a neighbouring flock in Swavesey.

Reared in Swavesey our lambs graze pastures in and around the village. In the winter their diet is supplemented with our own hay, straw and barley.

As with our pigs and cattle we transport the lambs to the abattoir, before butchering them ourselves back at the farm.

 

So whether your preference is for a simple chop or a rack-of-lamb please let us know and we will do our best to cater for your tastes!

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Lamb Freezer Packs

You can now make savings in time and money (not to mention the added convenience) on the way you buy your lamb from us by ordering one of our lamb packs.  These are available as quarter, half or whole lamb.  We are willing to tailor your pack to suit your family’s requirements within the constraints of pack size.

We have listed below the typical contents of each pack to give you an idea of what you might receive.

To place an order for a pack please phone or email us using the details above.

Quarter Lamb Pack – Approx £45*

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1 x 1/2 shoulder roast
3 cutlets
3 loin chops
1 x 1/2 leg roast on the bone
500g lamb mince
2 chump steaks

Half Lamb Pack – Approx £85*

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2 x 1/2 shoulder roasts
6 cutlets
6 loin chops
1 whole leg roast
4 chump steaks
2 x 500g lamb mince

 Whole Lamb Pack – Approx £160*

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1 shoulder roast
2 x 1/2 shoulder roasts
8 chump steaks
1 lamb rack
6 cutlets
14 loin chops
1 whole leg roast
2 x 1/2 leg roasts
1 x 400g diced lamb
4 x 500g lamb mince
2 x neck fillet
1 scrag end

 

 

*Prices are based on £8.50 per kilo

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Find Us

Tel: 01954 230344
Email: david@rosegatefarm.co.uk

Address: Rosegate Farm, 36 Rose and Crown Road, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RB

Rosegate Farm on Google MapsDirections from A14:

Take junction 28 (the Cambridge services junction) signposted Swavesey. Follow the road until you enter the village.  Take the first left, Rose and Crown Road, signposted Fen Drayton.  After approximately 200m you will see Rosegate Farm on your right.  Please drive into the yard, there is plenty of parking!

Click on the map to get directions from Google Maps.

Our farm shop is open all year round, Monday – Saturday, 8.00am – 6.00pm, so why not drop by and try some quality local produce for yourself!

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Privacy Policy

Here at BJ Baker and Son we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This privacy policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and the choices you have.

The policy relates to all our business activities, not just the website.

This policy may be updated from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with the changes.  By using our services you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Date: 3rd May 2018

Next Review date: 3rd May 2019

Author: Abigail Baker

Who we are

We are B J Baker and Son, trading as Rosegate Farm and Butchery.  We retail fresh meat and soft fruits to local customers from our shop on our farm.

Our registered address is Rosegate Farm, 36 Rose and Crown Road, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RB, United Kingdom.  Full contact details can be found at www.rosegatefarm.co.uk/#findus

How we collect information about you

We collect information from you when you contact us to enquire about our services either in person, by email, social media or by phone.

What information do we collect?

We collect information to enable to fulfil our obligations to you our customer, and to respond to business enquiries.  The table below details exactly what information we collect, and for what purpose.

Mailing List

By filling out our web signup for the mailing list you are consenting to receive a weekly email newsletter as well as any other special offers.

If you decide you do not wish to continue receiving our newsletter you may use the unsubscribe function at the bottom of the newsletters or alternatively email us at david@rosegatefarm.co.uk.  As o f25th May only subscribers who have double opted in will continue to receive our mailing list.  In order to double opt in, customers must fill out the header banner on their email to reconfirm their consent to receive the mailing newsletter.

Sensitive Data

We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions). We have no need for this information and expressly request that you do not provide such sensitive data to us.

Children’s information

Our services are not directed at children under 13.  If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without consent, please contact us.

Third parties

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may pass your information to third party service providers who we have engaged for the purpose of providing services to you on our behalf.  We disclose on the information necessary to deliver the service.

Details

If you choose to supply us with your personal information, we may use it in the following ways:

  • To send you our email newsletter if you sign up
  • To improve our products and services
  • To update you with order details

The following table outlines the personal data we collect and for what purpose.  This table also outlines the third parties the data is processed by or shared with and length of time the data is stored for:

 

Name What data Legal Ground Purpose 3rd Parties Data Retention
Email Contact information Contract To allow initial and ongoing contact with prospective and continuing customers, suppliers Zoho Mail

We have signed EU model contract clauses

Until request for deletion
Mailing List Name, email address Contract To inform customers of weekly butchery and farm updates Mailigen

We have signed model contract clauses

Until request for deletion. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time.
Order Book Name, contact details Contract To record orders N/A Disposed once order completed
Analytics Website visitor behaviour (anonymized – full IP address is NOT stored) Legitimate Interests To analyze popular content, website performance, etc. – so we can further improve Google Analytics

We signed EU model  contract clauses & anonymise  IP address

Indefinitely

NB: NOT personal data

Controlling your information

You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation.  If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us

Requesting a copy of your information

You may request a copy of any data that we hold about you.  Upon request we will provide an electronic version containing all the information that we hold on record about you.

Updating or correcting your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us.  If you change your email address, or any other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us so can correct our records.

Deleting your information

You have the right to request erasure of your personal information.  Unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (e.g. if we require the information to enable us to complete our contractual or legal obligations) your personal data will be deleted upon request

Use of cookies

Like many websites, the Rosegate Farm website use cookies.  Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

The cookies we use are 1st party cookies.  We don’t use any 3rd party cookies (these are often used to track behaviours across a range of websites, so targeted advertising can then be applied.  We don’t do this!!

We use cookies for Google Analytics: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what contact is most popular.  This helps to ensure that our website is responding to your needs in the best way possible.

By using and browsing the Rosegate Farm website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy.  If you don’t consent, you will need to turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.  Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies.  Switching off the cookies should not noticeably restrict your use of the website.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access we have put in place suitable physical, and electronic procedures to safeguard the information we collect.  These steps include the following

  • Data MinimisationWe only take the minimum contact information from customers
  • Password Protection – All accounts on PC’s, laptops, mobile devices connected to Rosegate Farm are password protected.
  • Security – concerning devices (PC’s, laptops, and mobile devices), online accounts, physical access and storage.

Data Breaches

If a data breach were to occur Rosegate Farm will promptly notify you of any unauthorized access to your personal information

Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter.

Please write to:

Rosegate Farm, 36 Rose and Crown Rd, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4RB.

Email: david@rosegatefarm.co.uk

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)