Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pork for Sale


It has been a long while since last posting on our blog. Christmas is approaching and there's nothing nicer than a good piece of pork with delicious crackling!!

We will have pork available next week (Wed/Thurs). Joints/ Chops and Sausages. If you would like separate sausage meat to stuff your Turkey or Goose we can organise that too!

Please contact me via facebook, emailing at or on 07866412095

Many Thanks


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Lamb for sale

Our first crop of lambs are ready! After spending the spring and summer months out at pasture with their mothers they have grown very well and look absolutely tremendous. So it is now coming to that very rewarding moment when we get to taste the fruits of our labours!

This I must say excites the Edge/ Lowe/ Williams family greatly! Last night we sat down to a delicious meal to celebrate Mum and Dad 31st Anniversary - it was ALL home grown and delicious. Our meal consisted of slow roasted shoulder of lamb with garlic, rosemary and beetroot accompanied by new potatoes, cauliflower and mixed broad beans, runner beans and peas. The only thing not home produced was the redcurrant jelly but I'm sure we can rectify that!

This week we have lamb for sale. If you would like to purchase any of our lamb please either contact me on 07866412095 or at to place your order. As with the pork orders over £25.00 can be delivered otherwise collection is from Manor House Farm.


1/2 Lamb                      £75.00...........................

Leg of Lamb
Shoulder of Lamb
12 Chops
3 Leg Chops
1 Lamb Shank
1 Kidney
Approx 1Kg Lamb and Mint Sausages

We also have a range of Pork Joints available but they are frozen. Pork Sausage is now sold out.

On the farm front we have some new arrivals. Mrytle gave birth to a litter pf 14 spotty babies. All doing very well. |In eight weeks we will have weaners for sale.

Boars £45
Gilts £50

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


This is the first newsletter that Mr Willows has sent out to existing and potential new customers!

We keep a closed herd of Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. We breed all our own young stock, which we then go on to fatten for slaughter. Our aim is to provide a local and reliable source of finest quality pork to our customers from our special rare breed pigs.

Our pigs lead stress free lives at Manor House Farm receiving the best care possible. They are virtually part of the family! They have indoor quarters with deep straw beds when the weather is bad, and paddocks to roam on fine, sunny days. The piglets are grown slowly in an outdoor yard with plenty of shelter and straw to root in.

We take our pigs to a local abattoir 25 minutes drive away from the farm. The pigs are loaded and transported quietly in their small social groups. The whole process is calm and quick to minimise stress and produce top quality pork. Gloucester Old Spot meat is sweet, succulent and tender. The crackling is second to none!

By keeping and breeding Gloucester Old Spots we are contributing to protecting and preserving a traditional rare breed. If we don’t use them we will loose them!
We are

* Local and reliable

* High quality

* A taste of tradition – forgotten flavour and succulence

* Totally traceable

If you are looking for something a little different for that special party, Sunday lunch or just wholesome family meals… then we are for you!!!

To order please email or ring Rosie Williams on 07866412095

Current stock is frozen and can be collected or delivered for orders over £25.00. Our next batch will be available in 5-6 weeks. Joints can be cut to size to suit your requirements.

Product                                                   Price/kg

Boned and Rolled Pork Leg                     7.00

Boned and Rolled Pork Shoulder             4.50

Belly Pork Joints                                      5.00

Pork Chops                                             6.50 (Approx 4 large chops)

Perfect Pork Sausages                             6.50 (Approx 18 sausages)

Pork and Tomato Sausages                     6.50

Cracked Black Pepper and Pork             6.50

Half a Pig Please ring to discuss

For those of you with large freezers who require half or whole - come and choose your pig!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Latest Additions at Manor Farm

We had a valentines weekend supprise when Monica gave birth to a litter of 14 perfect piglets!! We were all amazed at the size of her litter, because Gloucester's tend to have much smaller litters. They are all doing nicely and getting stronger. With so many of them feeding time is a bit frantic, I think Monica is going to need plenty of energy to keep up with them. Pictures coming soon. They are all much spottier them Myrtle's litter who are now three weeks old. They are like little bullets tearing around playing with each other - it really is amazing how quick they grow!!

Again for anyone wanting to fatten pigs for the freezer our piglets are all for sale. £55 Gilts £50 Boars at 9 weeks old.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Old Spot News

The eight piglets born two weeks ago are thriving in the nursery with their mother Mrytle. They are enjoying regular feeds and are now running and playing with each other when they are not sleeping under their heat lamp keeping them as warm as toast.

Mrytle in the nursery feeeding eight very lively piglets (2 weeks old)

Mrytle's piglets are growing very rapidly. They now have access to their own mini water trough, and are starting to take their first few tastes of grower pellets (as well as regular milk feeds).

There is soon to be more activity in the labour ward. Today we set Monica up ready for farrowing. She is due tomorrow and looks extremely promising!! Needless to say we are very excitied! The heat lamps are set up in case she farrows when we are not with her to ensure that the piglets are kept warm. This is to ensure the piglets have maximum chance of survival.

Fingers crossed in my next post I shall bring more pictures of our spotty friends!

Some pictures from the spring of the Sheep

One of the Ryland ewes - Rylands are a Rare Breed and we have a small pure bred flock. There meat is very tender and fatter than a commercial lamb. The additional fat gives a great flavour.

One of our girls and her lamb - she is a North Counrtry Mule and the lamb's father was a Texel ram.
Two of last years crop of Lambs


Monday, 31 January 2011

Mr Willows Lamb for Sale

In two weeks time we will have succulent Mr Willows Lamb available for sale. We tend to sell the lamb in halves, however for those of you with large freezers we can supply whole butchered lambs or indeed smaller quantities as well!

So what do you get for half a lamb???

1 x Leg cut into 2 joints
1 x Shoulder cut into 2 joints
13 Chops (approx)
3 Chump chops
1 Kidney
1 Shank
1kg Sausage (approx)

Please contact us for further information if you are interested. Prices to follow.

Beautiful  Roast English Lamb (