What We Harvest
Why does our produce taste so good?
Every product that comes from Cottage Farm follows our philosophy of quality over quantity. At cottage farm, we don’t rush anything and there’s no intensive feeding or indoor forced rearing. All our produce is grown outside on the annual cycle that nature intended, this does raise the odd challenge for us because, if we get something wrong, it takes a whole year to put it right – but that’s just the challenge farmers have faced for eternity!
The one thing we can’t change at Cottage Farm is our soil and as we are located in Sandy and live on the Greensand Ridge it’s not a surprise that our soil is dominated by a high percentage of sand, which as any gardener knows presents challenges. To combat the nutrient-poor soil, we have overseeded with grasses and herbs which thrive on our type of land. This approach allows us to ensure our meats are grass-fed and live outdoors for their whole lives and this ensures a flavoursome relatively low fat product.
Finally, our belief in nose-to-tail butchery means that we only work with the best local butchers. This ensures any meat we sell has never travelled more than a few, stress free, miles to your doorstep and is one of the best examples of farm-to-fork food supply. Our belief in taking time to get things right manifests itself throughout the butchery process and if our meat needs to be dry-aged before it leaves our farm, then we’ll wait that little bit longer to ensure a fantastic experience for our customers.