March 2013 NEWSLETTER
This entry was posted on 12th March 2013.
There are eight new calves on the farm and if this isn't a sure sign of Spring... what is? So far we've got six heifers and two bull calves. The mums are all wonderfully maternal and protective, having all 'been there done that', rarely allowing anything to come between them and their precious offspring. They have every reason to be looking pleased with themselves. The calves are a joy and they've particularly enjoyed the recent sunshine.
The maternity ward is in the field on the side of the drive, so you'll see them, either bouncing about or snoozing, if you come down to the Butchery on a Friday (open between 12 and 6pm). It's hard to believe that we were sledging down this field six weeks ago!
Planning ahead for Easter, there are just under four weeks 'til Good Friday. We'll be cutting the week commencing 25th March and in order to avoid disappointment (if you have a specific joint in mind) please get in touch in plenty of time. Bear in mind that we do always have some some joints/cuts available frozen.
We're also pleased to renew our offer of Organic Lamb. See below for further details.
Revelations in the press regarding the National and International Food Industry since our the last newsletter have been alarming and disgraceful. It makes us prouder than ever of the provenance, traceability and quality of our Beef (and Lamb).
With best wishes
Sam and Claire
The main herd has been on some dry, gravelly land overlooking Shrewsbury all winter where they have been enjoying their silage and the views. It was time to come home on Friday. As you can see from the photographs they filled the Baschurch/Shrewsbury road and slowed the traffic for a while. Even the impatient drivers calmed down when they saw the horns! They are home for calving, although you'll notice that one of the calves has beaten us to it! She did very well to keep up with the pace and at times was leading the pack!
On the move and new additions at Berwick
We are renewing our offer of half a Great Berwick Organics Lamb. For £60 plus postage you'll receive a mixed box (approx 10kg) of individually packed and labelled joints and cuts. Please email us at email@example.com to place an order.
Shrewsbury Food Festival 29 & 30 June 2013
Look what Shrewsbury has planned for the end of June! Please click on http://shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk for further details. Great Berwick Organics will be there!
It's really good to see so many of our cool bags coming back into the Butchery every Friday to be refilled. However, we realise that it's not so easy for some of our more distant customers and in some cases you will have collected more than one. If you'd like to return these to us, we will credit you with £5 per bag against your next order.
We also thought it would be fun to see where our bags are popping up. Please send any photographic evidence to us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
SPECIAL OFFER - MINCE
While stocks last, buy one, get one free on our 500g packs of Lean Mince.
The photo is to remind you of summer!
Fast 'slow food' Pies
Here's our trio of pies (Steak & Ale, Steak & Stilton and Steak & Kidney), sporting their new labels which have been beautifully created by Isobel Bushell, Aardvark Design and Illustration, see http://www.aardvarkid.com .
We're now using Heart Distribution to circulate them to a wider audience. As a result you may well see some appearing in your local Farm Shops. Please note that you can still purchase them directly from us. Individually they are £3.50, but £30 for a box of ten