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Knowstone, North devon

Contentment is Flavour


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We are a family-run Devon farm specialising in the production of quality animals for quality meat. We have various mixed livestock, including Dexter cattle, Lincoln Longwool sheep, Berkshire pigs, Golden Guernsey goats and a variety of Poultry. We are based on the outskirts of Knowstone, near the market town of South Molton. We are easily found as we are right next to the North Devon Link Road (A361), just 20 minutes drive from Junction 27 of the M5. Please do phone us (on 07790 525984) if you are passing, as we welcome visitors and are happy to sell our produce from the "farm gate". However, we would require at least twenty minutes notice as we are not a Farm Shop as such, and therefore don't have standard opening hours.

Our philosophy has always been that "Contentment is Flavour", and we rear our livestock in the most environmentally friendly and completely organic way that we can. All our meat is from grass-fed animals free to roam wherever they desire (within reason!). None of our cows or sheep is fed anything other than grass and produce made from our own grass (i.e. hay/haylage), therefore are never subject to any GM food. The pigs are fed a balanced diet, and are allowed to root around outdoors in the mud! The animals, not being intensively reared, take their time to mature, and this is where the flavour and succulence comes from. On returning from the abattoir (an unfortunate necessity), all of the meat is hung in our cold room, then butchered and packed on the farm. We have been inspected by North Devon Trading Standards, following which we were awarded a Five Gold Star rating for cleanliness and hygiene (Part of the Food Standards Agency's "Scores on the Doors" Scheme).

As a small concern, the animals all benefit from a great deal of individual attention on a regular basis. As such, not only are they content, they are also very friendly (and more than a little bit spoilt!) For someone else's perspective of what we get up to, please see the following article in the North Devon Journal: http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/huge-devotion-animals/article-2255926-detail/article.html

We are continuously updating this website, so if you can't find what you want, please bookmark the site and check again regularly or contact us. We are always happy to accommodate visitors and show off our livestock to anyone who is interested. If you would like to visit, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

We are proud to be members of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, as we are committed to keeping traditional British Breeds alive and well. For more information about the RBST, please go to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust website.

 

NOTICE BOARD
We currently have the following livestock and meat available:
As of  January 2015

We are now on 
Find us at West Kidland Farm for the most up to date information!

MEAT - In the freezer we currently have Beef, Pork, Pheasant and discounted Turkey and Goose!

Poultry - Day-olds available from early March - please see the Livestock for Sale page for more details.

Please contact us for details of any of the above.


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