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As we move into Autumn we recap on the last few months

We often say Hartington has its own little micro climate but this summer like the rest of the country we have basked in glorious sunshine! Whilst the cattle took comfort under the trees from the sun, our farm manager mowed selected fields for silage. Silage is used for winter feed for the cattle but the

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A season of new beginnings: a visit to Lower Hurst Organic Farm

The return of spring ushers in the start of the school visit season. This is the most perfect time of year to come out to our farm. From the first of April, we have lambs and calves being born; a wonderful sight whatever your age but particularly exciting when you are school age. This is

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Winter Farming

Farming in winter at Lower Hurst Despite the cold, wet and fog, Farmers are frantically busy at this time of year. Lower Hurst sits on the banks of the River Dove on clay soil, which means during the winter months the ground gets too wet to leave the cattle outside, so we bring them in.

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Our recipe suggestions

Each month throughout 2017 we will be asking one of our team members to recommend a favourite recipe. We are starting with Nicky’s family favourite ‘Classic Spaghetti Bolognese’ Ingredients (to serve 6) 2 cloves garlic 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 6 rashers dry cured higher welfare smoked streaky bacon olive oil 500g LHO minced beef

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NEW Accreditation

‘Accreditation’s’  are often a topic of discussion in the office.  Each certification body comes with its own set of questions, audit and fee. This year we have gone from 5 to 6 accreditation’s Organic Certification from the ‘SOIL ASSOCIATION’ Organic Supplier Certification – ‘SOIL ASSOCIATION CATERING MARK’ Farm Assurance Scheme ‘ RED TRACTOR’ Meat Processing

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Lower Hurst Organic Brisket Burger wins Gold award!

For the first time Lower Hurst has entered EBLEX’s national burger challenge 2014 to find England’s ‘best burger’. The team at Lower Hurst were set the challenge to create a gourmet burger. John and our butcher Dave tried a number of recipes, with the office team acting as our in house tasting team. The team

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Get Better Get British Say Farmers Weekly

Farmers Weekly, the trusted magazine aimed at the British farming industry, is backing a petition calling for signatures to change the way the NHS Trust sets procurement policy for supplying hospital food. The NHS spends £500 million on hospital food annually and only half of that food is sourced from the UK with a focus

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Franche Primary; “Me and Red Tractor” Competition Winners!

Late last month Lower Hurst welcomed the pupils from Franche Primary School, Kidderminster. The farm visit was the result of the ‘Me and Red Tractor’ competition that launched in Red Tractor Week 2012 and encouraged students to consider the origins of the food they eat and produce artwork to illustrate this. The winners of the

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catering mark awards

Lower Hurst Organic part of Soil Association’s Catering Mark Supplier Scheme

The catering mark is a scheme which recognises food providers who are taking steps to provide fresh, ethical and environmentally-friendly food. Lower Hurst Organic can provide caterers with organic beef sourced from Lower Hurst Farm and other UK approved organic farms. By sourcing organic you have 100% assurance of the provenance of the meat, sustainable

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Organic Food Award for Lower Hurst Meatballs

Lower Hurst New Organic Beef, Tomato and Basil Meatballs have received ‘Highly Commended’ in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2012.

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