Fidelity and Phoebe at Open Farm Sunday, June
Farm is a small family run farm. We aim to supply exceptional, tasty meat
to local people. We enjoy sharing recipes and ideas with our
customers, many of whom really appreciate the adventure of trying
new cuts and the seasonality of naturally produced meat.
The farm`s 175 acres
are farmed to maximise the historic, conservation and wildlife value
of the land. It is registered as organic with the
Association. Large areas of long grass and old mixed
hedges provide wildlife corridors for insects and small mammals. Hedges
are cut every other year and late in the year to ensure birds have full
access to berries and seeds. Our cereals are produced in a way
that means we have skylarks singing in the fields all year round and
flocks of linnets wheeling around in the late summer.
Martin with the old wardrobe where we smoke our hams and bacon.
It even has a mirror on the door!
Lucian Alfy and
Inigo, having prepared the Christmas bird in the bird - all from
Romshed Farm, Christmas, 2011
We like to have cooked
all the cuts we produce and to share the joy of trying out new
"lines" with our customers. Romshed air dried ham, hung in our
sixteenth century barn over the winter is a real treat as is the
gammon and bacon smoked in our homemade wardrobe smoker.
Our Christmas dinner comes entirely from the
farm, with a bird in a bird being our favourite.
We enjoy the seasonality of our meat with lamb
and chickens ready throughout the summer and over the early winter,
beef ready only in the late summer and autumn and pork just twice a
year. All are finished naturally so depend on the seasons to produce
the grass to finish them.
our meat throughout the year, you need a good size freezer.
The welfare of our livestock
is paramount, we use breeds suited to a low input natural organic
system. Our stock is all bred and reared on the farm so there
is no stress in their lives. We believe this all contributes
to healthy, happy animals.
believe that the herb rich meadows contribute to the sweet flavour
and succulence of our meat.
Our duck and chicken is often described by
customers as "the best ever" and they spend all day scratching and
foraging in the rich clover and grass leys.