Going, going, almost gone ...it's the last week to order for Christmas. If you haven't got in touch with us yet to buy your Christmas meats, please let us know what you'd like by Sunday 14th December at the very latest.
We are in our final countdown, making sure there is enough of each cut to fulfill all your orders. Every year we wish we could produce cattle with more ribs of beef and fillet than mince! But don't worry, it's not too late for turkey and goose. I love to cook a big turkey and feast on the leftovers, which I usually enjoy more than the Christmas meal, when I'm more relaxed! It's always nice to get a good sized gammon ham to go with the cold meats too. Goose is a lovely treat, especially for the smaller gathering. Don't forget all the trimmings too, bacon, sausagemeat and chipolata sausages. Everything can be found on the Christmas page on our website, or just phone me on 01769 560909.
Most of the Christmas orders will be delivered on Tuesday 23rd December and we think it's a good idea to have a morning delivery as it will be a very busy day for the couriers. If you like an AM delivery just write this in the comments box and it will cost an extra 4. Alternatively let us know if you'd like to collect from Crediton Farmers Market on Sunday 21st or from the farm on Tuesday 23rd or the morning of the 24th. We are also delivering Christmas orders on 18th and 19th December, but for fresh turkey and chicken it's better to have the later date.
Now December has arrived I feel it is OK to start tucking into mince pies, and wonder when we are going to find time to get a Christmas tree and decorate it in between packing orders and going to Farmers Markets! The next couple of weeks are going to fly by, I expect, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather won't spring any nasty surprises on us. No one in the butchery is allowed to mention the 'snow' word! If the weather could just keep going like it is today, cold, bright and sunny, that would be my Christmas wish!
And on that note, we wish you all a wonderful Christmas of feasting and fun.
Very best wishes
Tim and Jo and the team at Higher Hacknell Farm