Update – closed week beginning 13th April

Due to high demand our butchery will be closed this weekend (16th-18th April). Thankfully we are all well but need time to catch up on the farm and the increase in sales in the previous weeks means we have no meat ready to sell this week. We hope to be open as usual with our full range of  meat Thursday 23rd April at 1pm.

Our New Butchery!

The new butchery is now open and running! We have extended our opening times to include Thursdays:

Thursday 8.30-17.30

Friday 8.30-17.30

Saturday 8.30-13.30

Whilst we remain symptom free, we are hoping we can stay open throughout the challenging weeks ahead with the Coronavirus. However, we are now delivering directly to the homes of those who are self-isolating in the surrounding villages. We strongly encourage this to protect our customers and staff and if you have any questions regarding this please contact us.

Please email your orders to david@rosegatefarm.co.uk or call us on 01954230344.

If you do come to the shop please come in one at a time, pay contactless where possible and if able order beforehand so we can serve you as quickly as possible.

The Rosegate Butchery Expansion Project has been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and has enabled us to build a new butchers shop on the farm, replacing our old shop. The new shop is much larger, giving us potential to employ new staff and for our current team to work simultaneously,  allowing us to increase our product range and display whilst improving our efficiency.

  

 

 

 

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; Europe investing in rural areas.

October 2019

          Autumn at Rosegate Farm

News from the Farm

Autumn is always a favourite here at Rosegate, cooler temperatures and livestock still out allows us to focus on making final preparations for winter.  It is also time for a few more calves to be born and the rams to go in with the ewes!

Due to the dry weather throughout the end of August and September we have been moving the animals around to find a fresh bite, a particular favourite is the Lucerne which we have been able to put our lambs on:

News from the shop

Rosegate Christmas Order form 2019

Christmas order books are now open.  Our local free-range bronze turkeys are doing well – limited number so please order as soon as you can.  Accompanied, of course,  by our own free-range, dry cured gammons, Hereford beef, homemade sausages/chipolatas etc

Black Pudding has arrived! We are very excited to now be stocking fresh blood black pudding from the “fruit pig company” who harvest at the abattoir we use.

Venison should be returning by the end of October, for more precise dates watch this space or sign up to our email.

As always our own lamb, pork and beef will be available every weekend for the perfect roast or hearty, warming stew!

Spring 2019

Spring arrives at Rosegate Farm…

Look at these beautiful new arrivals at the farm.  We have had a very successful lambing season and the calves are now arriving!  We love this time of year with the animals being returned to the fields after a winter snuggled up comfortably in their shed!

The 2019 strawberry season has already started thanks to the warmer weather we have had in spells early in the year.

The butchery is open every Friday all day and Saturday mornings selling Rosegate Beef, Pork and Lamb.  We all stock Sutton Hoo Free Range Chickens and St George Chickens.

We make our own dry-cured bacon  and gammon (smoked and unsmoked) and a selection of sausages and burgers.  All handmade in our humble butchery! The Swavesey sausage (exclusively made by Rosegate) is derived from a recipe from the village butcher from 100 years ago and remains a firm favourite with our customers.

We look forward to seeing you in the butchery sometime soon!

Christmas Orders

NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS ORDERS!

Its that time when we have to start preparing for Christmas.  As you will appreciate, lots of planning needs doing to ensure we have the meat available for that one day! We do very much appreciate early orders as this helps us gauge early how much meat to have in the butchery. Also curing hams and bacon is a longer process so advance notice is greatly appreciated.

Here is our Christmas Order form.  Please fill out and return to the butchery or email to david@rosegatefarm.co.uk.  We will be selling Turkeys (reared locally), Goose, Chicken, our own beef, pork and lamb, sausages, bacon, gammon, stuffing etc.  Let us know if you want something that doesn’t appear on the order form and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

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.

October 2017

NOW TAKING CHRISTMAS ORDERS!

Wow, it’s that time of year again!  September whistled by with David getting married midway through. Many congratulations to him and his wife, Sarah. Now October is here and we have to start preparing for Christmas.  As you will appreciate, lots of planning needs doing to ensure we have the meat available for that one day! We do very much appreciate early orders as this helps us gauge early how much meat to have in the butchery. Also curing hams and bacon is a longer process so advance notice is greatly appreciated.

Here is our Christmas Order Form .  Please fill out and return to the butchery or email to david@rosegatefarm.co.uk.  We will be selling Turkeys (reared locally), our own beef, pork and lamb, sausages, bacon, gammon, stuffing etc.  Let us know if you want something that doesn’t appear on the order form and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.

Feedback from last year’s turkey was absolutely fantastic with several customers taking the time to email us to tell us how much they had enjoyed it!

Upcoming Meat Dates

13-14th October – Lamb, Pork, Chicken (Sutton Hoo & St George)

20th-21st October- Venison, Lamb, Pork and Chicken (St George)

27th-28th October – Beef, Lamb, Pork & Chicken (Sutton Hoo & St George)

3rd-4th November – Beef, Lamb, Pork & Chicken (St George)

Coming soon….. Venison & Mutton!! Keep watching this page or signup to our mailing list above to keep updated!

 

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