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.

Oct 2014

Meat Dates

3rd/4th October – Fresh Pork, Gammon and Sausages (Chilli and Fennel, Pork and Leek, Gluten Free and Swavesey Sausage)

10th/11th October – Fresh Lamb

17th/18th October – Fresh Pork, Gammon, Bacon and Sausages

24th/25th October – Fresh Beef

31st October/1st November – Fresh Pork, Gammon, Bacon and Sausages

7th/8th November – Fresh Lamb and Fresh Beef

Farm Update

The butchery are now offering Lamb Packs. You will find further details over on our new page.  These packs should save you time, money and be very convenient.  The only requirement is that you have some space in your freezer!

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Our hens are now laying so we are able to sell eggs on a regular basis.  We are willing to take orders for eggs particularly if you are in need of a regular weekly supply.  If you would like to order please email, phone or simply drop in to the farm to discuss your requirements.

September 2014

Meat Dates

September 5th/6thFresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Bacon

September 12th/13thFresh Lamb

September 19th/20thFresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon, and Bacon

September 26th/27thFresh Beef

Farm Update

The latest project at Rosegate Farm is on the verge of starting.  We are hoping to be able to provide fresh eggs from our farm, available to buy when the butchery is open.  The hens are due to arrive imminently.  We have purchased a large henhouse which comes on skids, enabling us to move it about the farm to provide the hens with plenty of fresh pecking grounds!

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We expect the hens to start laying by the end of October, maybe sooner, so watch this space for further updates.

We have also baled and collected plenty of straw from a neighbouring farm to provide bedding for the animals in winter.

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Thank you all for your continued custom and recommendations to others.

 

 

 

 

August 2014

Meat Dates

1st/2nd August Frozen Meat, Cooked Ham and Bacon (butchery only open 10am-12.30 each day)

8th/9th August – Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Ham

15th/16th August – Fresh Lamb

22nd/23rd August – Fresh Pork, Sausages, Gammon and Ham

29th/30th August Fresh Beef

Farm Update

The butchery has had a little change around inside with the introduction of a new display counter.  The new layout seems to be working well so far and allows our customers to see a sample of what is on offer.

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With such a warm summer so far, everything on the farm seems to be happening early.  The main strawberry crop has finished which has meant we can no longer offer ‘pick your own’ this year.  Many apologies to those of you who have turned up and had to leave disappointed. However, we do still have fresh strawberries available to buy from our shop.

The plums are ripening very fast too. Please do keep an eye in the shop for these in the next couple of weeks.

The warm but wet weather has provided a plentiful supply of fresh pasture for the animals.  The best possible food they could want.

Our latest piglets were born this week and look a very pretty sight.  They come from our newest boar who has hampshire genes which is where they get their beautiful colourings from.

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We are aware that there is a growing demand in the village for fresh, local, free range eggs and are in the process of setting up our own supply.  We will keep you informed as and when we hope to have our own eggs available.

July 2014

Meat Dates

4th/5th JulyFresh Lamb, Pork, sausages, gammon and bacon. Also fresh Alpha Farm free range chicken.

11th/12th JulyFresh Lamb AND NOW ALSO FRESH PORK AND SAUSAGES

18th/19th JulyFresh Pork, sausages, gammon and bacon

25th/26th July – Fresh Beef

Farm Update

June was another busy month on the farm with the grass being cut for silage.  There is now a healthy supply of winter food for the cows. As you can see in the picture below the cows were as keen as us to see it being cut!

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We have also bought a Hereford bull, Humphrey.  This should hopefully enable us to increase the Rosegate Herd and fulfil our aim of providing meat from our own breeding herd, raised entirely at our farm.  This gives us complete transparency of the welfare of the meat we are providing – Something we care about and we are sure our customers do too.

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On the 21st June we headed to Swavesey festival to provide the hot dogs and burgers to the crowd.   We had a very busy but enjoyable afternoon. From the good feedback from old and new customers it seems to have been a very successful afternoon.  A big thank you to all those that came and supported us.

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We have also seen a good number of customers coming to pick their own strawberries.  It is lovely to see so many young children coming too.

Just to remind you that we have a well stocked freezer of various cuts of frozen meats, sausages and burgers so please do ask if there is anything you want.

Also, you can now find us on Twitter @Rosegate_farm or on facebook.com/Rosegatefarmbutchery.  Please follow/like our pages so that you can be kept up to date with the butchery.

 

 

June 2014

We hope to have fresh meat available as below.  We would remind you that we usually have a stock of frozen meat available for sale as well – Plenty of sausages, beef burgers, lamb burgers and pork and lamb joints.  If you have any specific requests do email us to see what we have. 

May 30th/31stFresh Beef

June 6th/7thFresh Lamb, Pork, sausages, ham, and bacon

June 13th/14thSelection of frozen meat

June 20th/21st Fresh pork, sausages, ham and bacon on Friday and till ten o’clock Saturday.

June 27th/28thFresh Beef

Also on June 21st Rosegate Farm will be barbequing for the festival on the village green. Come along with your friends to taste our sausages and enjoy an afternoon with your local community. 

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Rosegate Farm has now gone live on twitter (@Rosegate_Farm) and facebook (facebook.com/RosegateFarmButchery).  Please visit our pages and we hope to use these as alternative methods of keeping you all updated.

April/May 2014

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May Update

First of the season… SPRING LAMB will now be available on Fri 16th and Sat 17th May.

The strawberry season has started!!  Come and pick up a punnet or two from this weekend.

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Meat will be available over the next few weeks as follows:

April 25th/26thFresh pork, bacon, gammon and sausages

May 2nd/3rdFresh beef

May 9th/10thFresh pork, bacon, gammon and sausages

May 23rd/24thFresh pork, bacon, gammon and sausages

May 30th/31stFresh beef

The last month has been very busy with lambs, calves and piglets being born on the farm.  The cows have also relished being returned to the fields after the winter.

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For the strawberry lovers among you we are hopefully within a month of the early fruits. We’ll keep you posted.

Please do get in touch if you wish to order any meat or be added to our mailing list.  We look forward to hearing from you.

March/April 2014

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Friday 11th and Sat 12th April – Fresh pork, sausages, bacon and gammon

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We will be open selling fresh meat as follows through March and April:

Friday 13th and Sat 14th March – Fresh pork, sausages, bacon and gammon

Friday 4th and Sat 5th April – Fresh beef

As usual when we are not open for fresh meat we have got a limited supply of frozen meat available, please call in to see what we’ve got in the freezers.

March and April are always exciting times on the farm with lambing, calving and pigs farrowing too!

If you’d like to bring children round to see the lambs, calves and piglets  please do just send us an email or call and we’re very happy to arrange a time to show you round.DSC04644.

 

 

 

February 2014

 We will be selling fresh meat from the butchery as follows in February:

– Friday 7th & Sat 8th Feb – Fresh pork, sausages, bacon and gammon

– Friday 14th & Sat 15th Feb – Fresh venison and frozen pork, lamb and beef

– Friday 21st & Sat 22nd Feb – Fresh pork, sausages, bacon and gammon

And into March…..

Friday 8th and Sat 9th March – Fresh beef

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January 2014

Breakfast time

Happy New Year to all of our customers, we’d like to thank you for your support, enthusiasm and custom last year and look forward to opening more often and more regularly this year! 

Starting in January…..

Friday 10th & Sat 11th Jan – Fresh pork & sausages

Friday 17th & Sat 18th Jan – Fresh lamb (we’ve got very few lambs left now before a 2-3 month break until it’s time for Spring lamb – so if you’d like to stock up the freezer please let us know in good time if you’d like to order a discounted 1/4 or 1/2 lamb to get you through until May/June)

Friday 24th & Sat 25th Jan – Fresh pork, sausages and bacon

Friday 30th & Sat 31st – Fresh beef

As usual we’ve got a small stock of beef, pork, sausages and lamb in the freezer so please email or call in at the farm in-between our opening times if you’d like to know what we’ve got available.

Also just a reminder to our newer customers, we start butchering with complete carcases and so can supply pretty much any cut that you’d like, we get lots of orders for some of the more traditional cuts that are hard to get in supermarkets or other butchers shops, feel free to email us any requests and we’ll see what we can do!