We hope you will enjoy a little bit of farm news, this month. This month it’s all about working towards the Stone Food and Drink Festival dates, which coincide with the Saturday of the Stone Farmers market, and dare I say it – order dates for Christmas!
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING ON THE FARM and BEYOND
Summer saw the back to basics camp site being prepared and opened, with the farm yard and fields receiving hundreds of hours of prepping to make them all look perfect.
The landscape is beautiful, the bird song from the adjacent woodland is lovely, and our campers, mainly, enjoyed peace and quiet. Our first campers also enjoyed the cows in the same field – they were so inquisitive they jumped the fence into the campers. The cows were moved well away for the rest of the summer!
Next year we will focus on “sole use” – so that larger families can book the site out just for themselves, or friends can meet up in the Midlands. Families/groups will be able to book in advance. Other dates will be kept for traditional campers – so don’t worry you can still enjoy the farm!
Party catering and events were also getting back to normal, which meant that John was busy with his fresh meat and barbecue. It was so lovely to get out to see our customers again, in a safe environment surrounded by great food straight from Park Hill Farm. If you have a wedding or party that needs caterers, why not call us!
SEPTEMBER’S SPECIAL OFFERS AND LAST ORDER DATE incl CHRISTMAS
This month, check out the New Summer Family Box, brimming with burgers and top sides at a discounted price! Soon we will be into those winter cuts, so make the last of the summer specials!
If you can ORDER BY Wednesday 22nd September, we will do our best to get your meat to you, at home, on MONDAY 4th OCTOBER which is day after the Stone Food Festival closes. This is our next free of charge delivery date. Ordering after this date, may mean we can’t supply the exact cut you require. Please note that the last ordering date for fresh meat for Christmas is the 22nd November. After that date the meat will already be cut up.
Many of you already know, that we work towards Stone Farmers Market in December as our last beef animal of the year, and after that date sell out of the freezer.
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
This is the time of year when the calves get weaned from the cows. This means the cows get some well earned peace and quiet before they start to calve again in December.
We have just had another litter of 6 cross bred piglets, from one of the rescue sows. 3 Little black piglets, 2 black and white and one orange with black spots. They are adorable, and the last piglets for this year. We have sold several piglets this year, with the last 7 all going to Becky and Joe. They are going to have a blessed and pampered life in an overgrown walled garden – piggy heaven rooting and turning over the ground.
ORDER IN TIME FOR FRESH SUPPLIES – before Sept 24th
The www.parkhillfarm.co.uk website takes orders, and keeps you up to date with our stocks. Some cuts are always under pressure, but it is always worth contacting us if the item is sold out, just in case we have one left!
FREEZER SERVICE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
For our customers we offer a freezer service for our meat to be held here until Christmas. For orders over £50, John usually does a round dropping off meat on the 22nd and 23rd December, allowing time to defrost in your home! For smaller orders, the farm will be open for pre-arranged collections.
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