Order now for Christmas

December 08, 2016

A beautiful rib of beef, a sumptuous rib-eye steak, juicy chicken - have you already decided on your Christmas dinner?  Here at Wild Beef we can custom cut your Christmas beef and we also have the best free-range chicken for you and your guests. We are happy to tell you more about our options and recipe suggestions.  The cut-off date for Christmas orders placed online is Friday December 16th.  Alternatively, please ring our team at 01647 433 433 to place your order. Our last day of trading before Christmas will be Friday December 23rd at Borough Market and Saturday December 24th at Broadway Market. We do advice to pre-order as stock is limited. There will be a free pack of Wild...

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Richard's Blog - September warmth & a Luing Bull

September 28, 2016

Sunday – a grand walk in the morning sun to herd the cattle away from the road, and across the river to the Assycombe Ridge, and relative safety from speeding traffic. Such hikes are often rewarded with autumnal wild produce – blackberries, whortleberries and mushrooms, including the magic variety for those so inclined. Berries this year have been unusually prolific, especially those of the Rowan and Hawthorn. Our avian winter visitors have a feast in store for them, although they tend to gorge themselves and then be short later on.  The September warmth together with the rains, have given a flush of grass. And the moor, if anything, is under-stocked. The heather has recovered well, but is now inhibited by...

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Meanwhile at Hillhead Farm: May 2016

May 27, 2016

Living and working where we do, I am not given to complaining about the weather, but the incessant deluges vested upon the hills from October until March have tested the most stoic, and has proved debilitating for humans and animals alike. Only now is there sufficient grass and warmth to turnout the weaned calves – one month later than usual. The flowers, though, kept faith and did their best to brighten lives. Primroses and daffodils emerged before Christmas, while the snowdrops refused to appear before time – how/why?       Now with the advent of violets the countryside is bursting with colour, most noticeably the late primroses in swathes as never before. And most beautiful of all are the hillsides of mixed...

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New range of Otter Vale mustards

April 20, 2016

Otter Vale mustards are hand-made in small batches from the finest ingredients (sourced locally where possible) with no artificial colours or flavouring and with a lot of dedication. The beautifully designed jars with mustard come in different varieties including English, Dijon and Herb & Honey. They also make a great gift! They make a perfect pair with (cold) meat, potatoes, eggs, vegetables or in a salad dressing. Otter Vale Mustards are available from our Borough Market farm shop and online farm shop.

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