Catching up! November 18 2015

Sorry for the radio silence; we've been so busy this year that keeping the website up-to-date has become a bit of a luxury. 

2015 has been a great year for Elmwicke. Here's a quick round up:

Farmer of the Year



We could have burst with pride when we were nominated as a finalist for "Farmer of the Year" in the Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards 2015.

There was a lovely article written here, which gives a bit of background on our time at the farm, and why we were nominated for the award. We were so thrilled to be nominated, it makes all the early starts, long days, and grubby jobs worthwhile!

Camping

We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the Campers to Elmwicke this summer, and we hope that a great time was had by all.

This year, we added new play equipment (for the children!) to the camping field, and a new shower and toilet block, as well as electric hook-ups, which were all well received. Once again, our trailer rides and farm tours provided much for the Campers, young and old! The fire pits and barbecue baskets continue to be a hit, so we will be offering these in 2016.

We plan to open for camping in July and August 2016, so please get in touch if you would like to make a reservation. 

The animals

We're pleased to report that our cows, Eve, Daffodil and Violet are in calf. Eve and Daffodil are due in December, and Violet is due in April - exciting times for us all. As for our lovely sheep, the tups are in the with the ewes, and we plan to increase numbers of lambs in 2016. Fingers crossed. 

Tewkesbury Farmers Market

The market has been very successful for us this year and we would like to express our gratitude to our loyal and regular customer base. We have found that along with the popularity of our delicious joints, sausages and mince, the mutton sales have been impressive this year. The market takes place every second Saturday. Click here for the next dates and mark you calendars for the special Christmas market on December 12th. 

So that's all for now. If you have any lamb recipes you would like to share, or any comments for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch!