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Category Archives: On the Farm

Diets

With so many theories these days about what we should or shouldn’t be eating, it’s hard to know who to listen to! There are so many diets that claim to be the next big thing , from cutting some foods out, to only eating one certain food, or from counting calories to taking fasting days. But I was reading recently … Continue reading

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Reviving Old Herbage – The Secret to Great Meat?

I believe that grazing fields rich in varieties of old herbage makes a huge contribution to the flavor of our meat. I’ve spent much time reviving old herbage by re-introducing a wide range of grasses and clovers to the land. Why clover? Clover grown in forage leys offers a natural alternative to modern day fertilizers and provides a home-grown source … Continue reading

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Keeping Garden Chickens, A beginners guide

Imagine eating a soft boiled egg with a beautiful dark golden yolk and knowing exactly where it came from, what went into producing it and how old it is. That is the beauty of keeping a few chickens in the garden. Indeed, keeping chickens can have multiple benefits, for example, if chickens are given free range at times; they will … Continue reading

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The importance of Farming During WW1

With the recent publicity surrounding the beginning of the First World War, we thought that Graig Farm ought pay its own little tribute to the work carried out by the farming community during the war years. Whilst the First World War is known as the world’s first ‘Total War’ and the Home Front’s efforts during the war are well documented, … Continue reading

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What are the advantages of organic farming?

What are the advantages of organic farming? Organic farming and food may have once been considered a fad, but choosing to buy and eat organic produce has become very much part of the mainstream shopping habits. According to a whole host of surveys, nearly half of us regularly buy organic produce, and that’s despite the fact that some items can … Continue reading

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Farmageddon – An insight into intensive farming

What is intensive farming? Intensive farming constitutes a number of practices across different sectors, covering everything from growing high yield crops with the aid of fertilisers and pesticides to keeping livestock trapped in confined spaces. Intensive farming maximises yield whilst maximising negative implications both morally and ecologically. The consequences of Intensive Livestock Farming: Modern intensive livestock farming creates a huge … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Meal For Two

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, we get ready to take plenty of orders on all our different produce. Many people tend to cook a meal rather than go out to a busy restaurant and face a two hour wait for food! At Graig Farm we have decided to help you out with giving you some inspiration … Continue reading

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Another Organic Harvest

Once again here at Graig Farm we have enjoyed a very successful organic harvest. The weather really has been so kind to us, allowing us to work in only shorts and t-shirts to get the harvest completed in record time. In the sunshine, cutting, drying and bailing doesn’t seem so bad after all, especially when we are safe in the … Continue reading

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Horse meat scandal

Before I get on to the source of our meat let me answer a few questions regarding the current horse meat scandal. Do any of our products contain horse meat? NO NEVER Do we have cross contamination of our products? NEVER Do we try and deceive customers by labelling products incorrectly? NEVER  Do we import any of our meat and poultry products from … Continue reading

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Organic farming – you are born to it

We are organic because we farm organically not because of any organic inspection routine. My understanding of animal husbandry is quite simple, nothing added nothing taken away. Organic farming  it is not and never has been a factory industry, it is a culture it is a way of life you are born to it. Agriculture has become dictated by people who … Continue reading

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