All the beef is reared on our own farm in Frocester and the lamb is all reared in Gloucestershire. We transport all the animals a short distance to a local abattoir, reducing stress to the animals and keeping any 'food miles' to a minimum.
The cattle are Welsh Black and Aberdeen Angus and reared at Church Farm where the land is part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. This scheme promotes wildlife while still actively farming, albeit on a more extensive level with greatly reduced levels of fertilizer applied.
All our cows and calves are fed on a diet of grass, silage and barley, all of which are grown on the farm. The flock of 150 hens and 20 ducks, are free-range and supply the shop and kitchen with our eggs.
Within the shop, we butcher and sell all the meat, leaving the pork and lamb to hang for a week, whilst the beef is hung for a minimum of 3 weeks. All the sausages, burger, meat products and our range of ready-meals including some delicious faggots, are made in the farm shop’s own kitchen to our own recipes.
We use as many local ingredients as we can again keeping ‘food miles’ and our ‘carbon footprint’ to a minimum. We are a genuine family business and our aim is to give all our customers excellent quality food at affordable prices.
So why not give us a call and #shoplocal
'Meat' Our Family
JOHN 'NOGGER' HAWKINS
For those of you missing our trusted delivery boy we thought we would give you an update.
He has found a new delivery vehicle and living his best isolation life staying busy on the farm and keeping his distance!!!
He uses the quad to deliver his brother his cooked breakfast every morning, and is being kept busy in the garden.
We cant wait to have him back in the gang so stay home and stay safe everyone.
This is Jack the youngest of the 5 Hawkins boys!! Getting the van loaded up ready for a busy Friday!!
Jack has been our volunteer delivery driver since the covid-19 pandemic started doing his bit where ever he can to help out in the family business.
Both Jack his girlfriend Jordan and many other family members have all been pulling together recently to volunteer their help where ever need!!
Thank you to all of you!! You rock!!
One minute he is whizzing round doing our home deliveries for the farm shop!!
The next hes out in his favourite vehicle getting the grass turned and ready to be baled!! 🚜🌱
It so handy having family members on hand to help.