DEFRA video marketing support

When I was approached by the government’s farming arm, DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to help promote the Home on the Farm platform, I was absolutely thrilled. To have a project being recognised within such a high profile arena, endorsed what had been achieved to date and would help to elevate […]

Letter in the Farmers Weekly – Making milk matter

I’m delighted that my letter was published in today’s Farmers Weekly (28/08/20) entitled Milk matters for our children. I wanted to raise awareness of the fact that there is a culture change towards the attitude of drinking milk during childhood. That at some point milk should be replaced with water. Is milk perceived as a […]

National Award Finalist for Northamptonshire Butchers

Tom, Roger and Rosemary Elliott of RG Elliott’s have just received news that they have become finalist in the National British Farming Awards in the farming family business category. The awards scheme is run annually by the Farmers Guardian Newspaper, and is a highly sought after and respected accolade amongst the farming community. The Elliott […]

Family run on-farm shop to open near Daventry

On Thursday 18th June 2020, Elliott’s traditional family butchers of Kislingbury will open a new on-farm shop serving home reared meat, local produce, eggs, cheese, vegetables and store cupboard sundries. The new farm shop is located on a recently purchased farm at Noborough Lodge, situated on the A5 between Weedon and Kilsby, Northamptonshire. Old farm […]

A new challenge for 2020

I have some exciting news! From June 2020 I will be taking on the role of English panel secretary for the Council for Awards for the Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS). My role will be to help administer the awards application process, supported by a team of well-connected industry representatives who form the English panel. The […]

News from the farm gate – Winter 2018

  This week, we celebrated Angus turning 1. It really is true that they grow up so quickly and time flies. To celebrate this milestone, we took Angus to Twycross Zoo. It was quite a miserable day but that didn’t dampen our spirits. We were able to see most of the animals on display including […]

News from the farm gate – September 2018

Orchard Farm childminding has officially opened! Last time I wrote I was anticipating an inspection from Ofsted to declare that I was suitable to open a childminding service on the farm. A lovely lady from Ofsted came (who is actually from Leicestershire) at the beginning of August. I was starting to get a bit anxious […]

News from the farm gate – August 2018

We could really do with some rain right now. It has been glorious. Long, hot Summer days (and sticky nights) but the garden could do with a drop of rain now. I know we shouldn’t complain, however the crops are starting to look a bit sorry for themselves and all this watering in the garden […]

News from the farm gate – June 2018

Lambing season has finally come to an end for us here at Orchard Farm. Like many other sheep farmers, we have experienced a really tough season mainly due to the cold, wet spring we have had. Thankfully we haven’t had too many losses as we were able to keep most of the sheep and lambs […]

News from the farm gate -April 2018

This Monday marked the first day of the lambing season for us. Over the next 6 weeks we will have 300 sheep to lamb and take care of. We are hopeful that the weather will pick up so we can turn the sheep out quite quickly. However, with it being so wet and cold, the […]