Garden Growers July
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Team
1y ago
Soft Fruit Ready this week - blackcurrants, whitecurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries, chuckleberries and raspberries, all PYO. I will do a map again but I should be around somewhere if you get lost. Summer Event Len has kindly offered to organise this, here are his thoughts so far: "maybe we could do a wacky farm sports event welli slinging. Or a simple barbecue but have people bring some of their own garden games sets; bouls and giant jenga?” It may be good to have a farm walk right around and tell the stories around a fire that make up how you got to here with the beautiful ...Swillington ..read more
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We’re creating a new sustainable way for you to enjoy our organic produce.
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
We’re creating a new sustainable way for you to enjoy our organic produce. In September we’ll be launching the UK’s first Farm Share with Meat, Veg & Eggs all available from the same Organic Farm. We believe that offering all our produce through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) ‘Farm Shares’ is the best way to reduce waste and continue to farm sustainably. We’ve never shied away from innovative ways to help our customers know more about their food and support their local farm. We created our monthly meatboxes which went on to win an award for the best in the UK, were the first farm in ..read more
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June on the farm
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
It's been a mixed bag weather wise this June, but it looks like the sun is finally here! We've been kept busy with bees, shearing and walled garden repairs. Get the latest about the goings on here on Swillington Organic Farm. Goodbye Geoff, and thank you! At the young age of 86, Geoff Forbes has decided to retire from repairing the walled garden. For the last 6 years, he's been dedicating a few hours a week to the repairs with the help of his son Len (and sometimes his great-grandchildren James and Eve). Geoff has been pointing the wall and reinstating the gateway, providing easy access to th ..read more
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May on the farm
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
May is the best month in the year on the farm, with lots of new life and bluebells! The grass is finally growing and the mix of warm weather and showers should give everything a boost.Lambing has now finished and the Texels have been shorn. We shear the Texels earlier than the Hebrideans as the wool needs to “rise” away from the sheep before shearing. This happens earlier with the Texels and they are also more likely to suffer from fly strike (when flies lay eggs on the fleece the resulting maggots start eating into the sheep). If there isn’t wool to lay on, they aren’t as attractive. The Hebr ..read more
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April on the farm
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
Exciting new arrivals Spring has officially sprung and we've had the first piglets of the year. These are the first litters to our new boar, Hamish, and with some well-marked saddleback piglets and good numbers, he's made a great start!Cows started calving at the end of March and the first 5 were all heifers (female). Last year we had mainly bulls so this is good news as we are wanting to keep some for breeding. The cold nights and dry weather have meant there's not much grass available and all stock are still getting hay.However, the dry weather is good for lambing and the sheep are out durin ..read more
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February on the farm
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
Mild weather, spring pruning and moving cattle Apart from a short wintry spell, the mild, dry weather has continued. We’re hoping for an early spring as the livestock are getting through the hay a bit too quickly!We’ve started returning some of the younger cattle to St Aidan’s. We’re taking a few down in the trailer each week until there are the 30 cattle required for the spring.The spring calving cows are due to start at the end of March and with lambing early April we could do with another spell of fine weather then.In the woodlands, we’ve been cutting back brambles around the young trees a ..read more
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Why choose organic beef?
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
Organic beef cows eat a 100% organic diet And at Swillington, this means that they are grass-fed. Grass-fed, organic beef contains less fat and includes more essential vitamins, micronutrients and Omega-3 than grain fed, non-organic beef.Because the meat contains less fat, it’s leaner, with a richer, fuller flavour. And this is all before it’s been dry aged and hung for 21 days… Tastier, more nutritious beef Organic, outdoor reared cows spend an average of 215 days a year grazing. They graze on a mixture grass, flowers, clover and naturally occurring herbs – collectively known as pasture.Swil ..read more
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Organic September - Get Involved
Swillington Organic Farm
by E C
4y ago
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]IT'S ORGANIC SEPTEMBER!Organic food is food as it should be; it's inspected and certified from farm to fork and it's available from Swillington delivered nationwide.Be part of the UK's biggest celebration of all things organic and take advantage of some amazing offers and promotions throughout this month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Save 10% on Any New Subscription for the first 3 Months"][vc_single_image image="35600" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Use the Code septsubscriber T&Cs apply, only valid f ..read more
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What does organic actually mean?
Swillington Organic Farm
by Swillington Farm Team
4y ago
What is organic food?Organic food is produce which has been grown, tended to and harvested naturally, without the use of chemicals or enhancers.It’s food as it should be – natural and untampered with.Organic food is also fully traceable, meaning that, from farm to fork, you know it hasn’t been altered by chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering, radiation, growth hormones or antibiotics.To be classified as organic, the production methods and the ingredients within a consumable product have to meet with strict food standards, as outlined by European law. Any product, farmer or manufactu ..read more
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