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

 

 

May 2015

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THE STRAWBERRY SEASON HAS STARTED!

Meat Dates

1st/2nd May – Fresh Pork

8th/9th May – Fresh Lamb (this is the last of the hogget) and Pork

15th/16th May – Fresh Pork

22nd/23rd May – Fresh Beef and Pork

At some point during May we hope to have fresh spring lamb from a local Swavesey farm.  Please watch this space for dates.

April 2015

Meat Dates

10th/11th April – Fresh Lamb and Pork

17th/18th April – Fresh Lamb and Pork

24th/25th April – Fresh Beef and Lamb

Farm Update

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.

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As well as the lambs we have also had a few calves born.  They are the offspring of our own bull, Humphrey.

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March 2015

Meat Dates

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

Farm Update

NEWSFLASH – Lambing has officially started!  The first of hopefully many lambs was born yesterday (15th March).

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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!

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Spring is here and the ewes are back in the farmyard ready for lambing to start around easter time.

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February 2015

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Meat Dates

Feb 6th/7th – Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

Feb 13th/14th – Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

Feb 20th/21st – Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

Feb 27th/28th – No fresh meat

March 6th/7th – Fresh Beef

We do hope to have lamb available at some point in February but at present are unable to confirm when they are likely to be ready.

 

January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Meat Dates

16th/17th January – Fresh Pork and Bacon

23rd/24th January – Fresh Pork and Lamb

30th/31st January – Fresh Beef

Farm News

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.

December 2014

Everyone at Rosegate Farm would like to wish all their customers a very happy Christmas and their best wishes for the new year 

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Meat Dates

5th/6th DecFresh Lamb and Pork

12th/13th DecFresh Lamb and Pork

19th/20th/23rd/24th DecFresh Beef, Lamb and Pork, Sausages, Gammons – Collect your Christmas orders!

Farm Update

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.

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November 2014

Meat Dates

7th and 8th NovFresh Lamb and Fresh Beef

14th and 15th NovPork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

21st and 22nd NovFresh Venison and Fresh Lamb (TBC)

28th and 29th NovFresh Beef and Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

Farm Update

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!

Eggs

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.