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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Removing old timber
Timber removed, new concrete pillars in place
Rebuilding the framework