Our Geese have the Xmas Factor
We are proud to announce that we won an official goose tasting, Christmas 2009, organized by Rick Stein.
Seven chefs agreed the South Torfrey Product was THE BEST, leaving free range, supermarket finest and wild goose squarely on the shelf.
Treat your family this Christmas and order one of our geese – you will taste the difference!
We enjoy the link that we have with our customers when selling our produce direct from ‘the farm-gate’. Our freshly laid eggs are praised for their brilliant yellow yolks and firm whites. There is a waiting list for our boxes of fantastically flavoursome and well hung, organic beef. Our turkeys and geese are always well received at Christmas, with some people moved to write a letter of thanks. We conclude that small is indeed beautiful; we’re not interested in getting big – our aim is to produce small quantities of great quality produce that’s appreciated. And we value our customers.
About the Animals
There are several legal definitions of ‘free-range’ which can be confusing to customers. We believe in keeping things simple: see the row of small wooden arks perched on our hillside, and the flock of hens strutting outside in the grass, for a clear understanding of ‘free range’. Our hens, turkeys and geese are raised in small groups, housed in moveable arks, the doors of which are opened early in the morning and closed at dusk; and each house is bedded daily with organic straw. The birds are fed home grown organic grains, supplemented by the clover rich pastures on which they are free to graze – all day, every day.
All our poultry is dry plucked, after which the birds are hung for up to ten days in a cold room for premium eating quality. They are then prepared for the oven, leg tendons removed, hand trussed with string and packed with giblets. Processing is carried out on the farm: the longest distance the birds travel is from the field to the yard, limiting any distress to the animals.
The small herd of Longhorn cattle live peacefully, grazing our steeper fields. They are housed outside throughout the year, and moved in the winter months to sheltered pasture. The calves are weaned late, having been left with their mothers to suckle. They are finished on grass and clover – resulting in healthier meat. The beef is hung for two weeks, optimising the texture and flavour of the end product.
We sell Longhorn beef to our local customers direct from the farm throughout the year.
We currently have a weekly fruit and veg box delivered every Thursday to the farm from Cusgarne Organics, based close to Falmouth. If you would like to order a box for yourself please arrange this direct with Greg or Teresa Pascoe. Payment can be made on arrival. NB. boxes can be ‘standard’ or made to a specific order. If you order dairy produce please let me know so that I can refrigerate it. Click here to visit Cusgarne Organics website.
Fish for Thought
We are blessed in Cornwall with a huge range of fish and shellfish being landed daily from our boats and we are delighted to be able to offer you access to this fantastic produce. You can order a box of fresh Cornish fish to be delivered to the farm (no minimum order/delivery free). Click here to visit Fish for Thought website.
Big Buns Cake Co.
Whether it’s for a special occasion or afternoon tea, you can order deliciously fabulous cup cakes and family cakes from the Big Buns Cake Bakehouse in Fowey – pre-order is essential and a minimum order of 6 cupcakes. They’re award winning, the best ever and ‘homemade with love’. It’s all true. Call Wendy 01726 833696 or click here to visit their website.