October 2012 NEWSLETTER

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Autumn is here!  Not only have we just started lighting the wood burner in the sitting room, but we also celebrated  Harvest Festival last week.  It is one of our favourite church services as its such a poignant event in the farming calendar.  Although the weather has taken its toll on the quality, yield and hampered its completion of our harvest, it's very satisfying when everything is finally safely gathered in.

We're also really enjoying the autumn colours, seeing the rose hips and apples ripen and the flowers in the garden and along the verges set seed.  The spiders too have been spinning frantically everywhere we look;  the reseed in front of the house is shimmering with webs.  We've included some of the photos we've taken over the last couple of weeks in the Gallery.  We hope you enjoy them!

Please note that our Christmas Order Book is filling fast, with Foreribs, Sirloin (on and off the bone) and Fillet proving to be as popular as ever.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you'd like to place an order http://www.longhornbeef.co.uk.  With a five week lead time (for dry aging) we need as much notice as possible, please.

With very best wishes

Sam and Claire

Ludlow Food Festival 2012

All the effort and hard work our brilliant team (Martin, Sarah and Alex) put into LudlowFoodFestival.220602the preparation for Ludlow was rewarded a thousand times over whilst we were at the midst of Festival fever. Although it was our first time, Ludlow Food Festival is now in its 18th year and  it is the longest running food festival in the UK.  With it comes an incredible reputation and an enviable line up of Producers, Exhibitors, Chefs and all things 'Foodie'.  The atmosphere over the three days was amazing and the sun never ceased to shine.

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to our customers (both new and loyal) and putting faces to those of you who we have corresponded with on line.  Thank you very much indeed to everyone who supported and encouraged us along the way.  We are particularly grateful to the Ludlow Food Festival Committee for their Exhibitor Bursary and to the Ludlow Slow Food Group, who were our original catalysts, inspiring us to attend.

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'The best beef I have ever tasted' was how Will Holland, Chef Patron at La Becasse http://www.labecasse.co.uk/ described the principle ingredient of this hugely popular Slow Food Taste Workshop where he took 7 different cuts of our Beef to another level.  This was the menu:

* Tartar with classical garnish and truffled egg yolk confit (Fillet)

* Peppered beef carpaccio with rocket and salsa verde (Sirloin)

* Roast ribeye and confit rib 'flank' (Forerib)

* Bread and bone marrow pudding (Bone marrow)

*  Braised oxtail and smoked bacon ballotine (Oxtail)

* Pasty with brown sauce (Skirt, bone marrow for the pastry)

* Bresola to air dry at home (corner cut Topside) 

Jerome Harlington from Wines Unfurled http://www.winesunfurled.co.uk was also part of the team and he complimented our beef with a fabulous Merlot.

The event was great fun and it was a privilege to work alongside such an accomplished and talented Chef and and an enthusiastic young Vintner.

Big Green Eggs and Bushman Clay Ovens

We'd like to mention two of the Trade stands we worked with during the Festival.  First, the Big Green Egg Company http://www.biggreenegg.co.uk/, who cooked our T bones and a Forerib to perfection using their revolutionary Barbeque.  The GreatBerwickBeefbeingcookedonaBigGreenEgg.125304audience were captivated and couldn't wait to sample to results.  They weren't disappointed!

The second was Dingley Dell Enterprises  http://www.dingley-dell.com/ who kindly cooked pieces of our Topside to absolute perfection using their Bushman Clay Oven.  The only problem was fending off the crowds (who'd followed the mouth watering smell) whilst the meat propertly 'rested' for 20 minutes! The samples were then devoured within minutes!

Autumn at Great Berwick

SPECIAL OFFER *Autumn/Winter Warmer Box £50.00*

DSCF1387.112546Following its popularity at the Food Festival we'd like to extend this offer up to Christmas.  It includes the following:  1kg Diced Casserole, 1kg Rolled Brisket, 1kg Shin, 1kg Mince, 1kg Braising Steak & 1kg of Silverside plus a Great Berwick Organics Cool Bag.  At £50.00 it is fantastic value, representing a saving of 20% on individual pack prices. Please go to http://www.longhornbeef.co.uk to place an order.

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For a limited period we'd like to offer you the opportunity to purchase HALF A DSCF1391.114339LAMB (approx 10kg) for £60 plus £14.50 postage and packing.  To place an order please email us at greatberwick@googlemail.com .