November 6th 2014

Organic Christmas from Higher Hacknell Farm

Carving the turkey


Its now time to talk turkey! The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, so why not start to think about and plan for the festive season?

Choose your Christmas order from our fantastic selection of organic meats. Enjoy a delicious Christmas meal, whether you go for the traditional organic free range turkey, goose or something different, such as a magnificent rib of beef.

Salting gammon

Don't forget, it's not just about Christmas Day, and whether you need a ham for boxing Day or a big joint or lamb curry for a festive party, view our full range on the website.

So if you are lucky enough to not have to cook the Christmas lunch this year, there is no better way to spend a winter weekend than with a delicious roast or a warming casserole. In the butchery were starting to salt down and cure the Christmas hams, order the organic geese from our friend who rears them for us here in the village, and organise the turkey deliveries.

We will deliver to your door any Thursday or Friday, but the final delivery for fresh Christmas poultry will be on Tuesday 23rd December. We have a premium before 12.00, delivery which we recommend, for an extra 3.00 - please request this in the order comments box. Please make sure you put delivery instructions when you order where it can be left if you are going to be out and contact us if weather conditions cause problems for delivery. Alternatively, collect from the farm on Tuesday 23rd or Wednesday 24th December or Crediton Farmers Market on Sunday 21st.



Collar bacon



We offer a greater range of quality organic meat cuts than the supermarkets, and if you cant find what you are looking for on our website, do phone me on 01769 560909 or talk to our butcher. He's got plenty of useful ideas about meat cuts and his tip this year is to use the wider collar bacon rashers , great value at the same price as the streaky bacon, to cover the turkey breast and keep it moist for roasting. We believe in fair and honest pricing, and this year we have left many of our prices unchanged, regularly reviewing and comparing them against others in the market place.

Great Taste 2014It has been a great year for us winning a highly acclaimed star at the Great Taste Awards and Gold at the Taste of the West Awards. On the farm, the weather has been kind with a wonderful summer which means weve got plenty of hay and silage to last through winter. The cattle and sheep are still grazing outside as its been such a mild Autumn. Our animals at Higher Hacknell Farm have a grass based diet, so the meat is tasty and healthier. That stunning sirloin steak will have had a good life here on our Devon hillsides!

We are ready to help you plan your Christmas meals now, whether you prefer to order on the website or talk to us in person by phone. Our farm butchery has a fantastic selection of beef, lamb, pork and poultry, so whether its a big rib of beef on the bone or mouth-wateringly tender fillet, we are happy to advise you on the best cut for your special meal. We look forward to hearing from you, so do give us a call on 01769 560909 or get in touch via and email and let us help you prepare for the festive season ahead.

With best wishes

Jo and Tim and all at Higher Hacknell Farm

We've been out and about on the farm taking pictures of what's going on, so if you tweet, please follow us, or see us on our facebook page. I'd really like to see pictures of your recipes with any @HigherHacknell #Organicmeat!

A few ideas from our Christmas selection :

Organic Free Range Turkey 14.50/kg 4-9kg Organic Goose 15.50/kg 4-5.5kg Whole Organic Chicken 8.45/kg 1.8-2.3kg
Beef Fore Rib On The Bone 18.95kg 1 4 bone Beef Sirloin Joint 29.95/kg Beef Topside joint 14.50/kg
Beef Fillet Steak 49.95/kg Cooked Salt Beef - per pack 2.80 Pork Leg Boned and Rolled 13.95/kg
Gammon Joints 14.95 Pork Loin Roast - 18.50/kg Cooked Sliced Ham - per pack 2.80
Back Bacon (per 250 gm pack) 4.98 Streaky or Collar Bacon (per 250 gm pack) 3.73 Pork Chipolatas - per pack 3.98
Pork Sausagemeat - per kg 9.50/kg