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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
5th/6th June – Fresh Pork
12th/13th June – Fresh Beef
19th/20th June- Fresh Pork
26th/27th June- Fresh Lamb
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/OrbBakery or follow them on twitter @OrbBakery
There will be plenty of fresh strawberries available over the next few weeks
10th/11th April – Fresh Lamb and Pork
17th/18th April – Fresh Lamb and Pork
24th/25th April – Fresh Beef and Lamb
Well we are now nearing the end of a very successful lambing season. The lambs spent a fortnight in a specially made pen for close observance and then this week (w/b 6th Apr) we put our ewes and their lambs out in the field to enjoy the new spring growth. Look out for them on your left as you drive out of the village towards Fen Drayton.
As well as the lambs we have also had a few calves born. They are the offspring of our own bull, Humphrey.
13th/14th March – Fresh Lamb and Pork
20th/21st March – Fresh Beef and Pork
27th/28th March – Fresh Lamb and Pork
2nd/4th April – EASTER WEEKEND – fresh lamb – please note open Thursday NOT Friday
NEWSFLASH – Lambing has officially started! The first of hopefully many lambs was born yesterday (15th March).
While David was away on a well earned holiday in South Africa, life at the farm continued to be busy with nearly 30 piglets born as well as a calf!
Spring is here and the ewes are back in the farmyard ready for lambing to start around easter time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
16th/17th January – Fresh Pork and Bacon
23rd/24th January – Fresh Pork and Lamb
30th/31st January – Fresh Beef
By the end of 2014 the bulk of the building work was completed – New tracks laid, slurry tank buried in position, masses of concrete spread and a rainwater harvesting system installed. All jobs that should make the day to day jobs on the farm more efficient. Thank you for your patience whilst this work was going on.
Everyone at Rosegate Farm would like to wish all their customers a very happy Christmas and their best wishes for the new year
5th/6th Dec – Fresh Lamb and Pork
12th/13th Dec – Fresh Lamb and Pork
19th/20th/23rd/24th Dec – Fresh Beef, Lamb and Pork, Sausages, Gammons – Collect your Christmas orders!
November was an exceptionally busy month in the butchery and we thank you again for your custom. We were very pleased with the popularity of the game and venison and hope you enjoyed the meat!
Swavesey Fireworks BBQ Success
At the beginning of the month we provided the barbeque at the Swavesey Primary School PTA Fireworks spectacular. The burgers and hot dogs were very well received and we learnt a very valuable lesson in the process – Avoid using butane gas in cold temps as it turns to liquid and refuses to fuel a busy bbq! Propane next time! The problem was overcome and we hope everyone went away with their food well cooked and satisfied!
Building Works on the Farm
Over the next few weeks the diggers are moving in to lay new tracks around some of the animal sheds and install rainwater harvesting systems. These works will provide easier access to the livestock and even better living conditions for the animals. The rainwater harvesting system will be of great benefit providing water for the fruit and other jobs around the farm. Please bear with us as this work takes place and we thank you for your patience in advance. The majority of the work will be taking place away from the main parking/butchery area, however there may be lorries passing through this area at times.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA – LAMB PACK
Have you considered giving a meat lover a specialised and unique Christmas present tailored specifically for them. A Lamb Pack for their freezer. Stock up their freezer with high quality, traditionally reared Lamb. Head to our Lamb pack page for more details.
7th and 8th Nov – Fresh Lamb and Fresh Beef
14th and 15th Nov – Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon
21st and 22nd Nov – Fresh Venison and Fresh Lamb (TBC)
28th and 29th Nov – Fresh Beef and Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon
Swavesey Primary School PTA Fireworks
We are very excited to have been asked to provide the meat and cook the barbeque for this event on 5th November. Doors open at 5pm for food so do come along and sample our beef burgers and the very popular Swavesey sausage, then enjoy the spectacular firework display. Spread the word, there’s no need to cook your own dinner that evening!
Our hens have progressed very quickly with their egg laying. We are now getting very few small eggs, and lots of medium and large eggs.
£1.30 for 6 medium eggs
£1.50 for 6 large eggs
We are selling our eggs Monday to Saturday in the fruit stall as well as from in the butchery.
Lamb Freezer Packs
We are also able to offer freezer packs of Lamb over the next few months. Please visit our page for more information on what is included and the various pack sizes. If you wish to order a pack please contact us on the number above.