FOOD YOU CAN TRUST
We sell top quality food reared in a humane, chemical-free environment.
Rachel's family has been at Versions Farm for 100 years.
The farm is Organic, (Soil Association Certification) which means no pesticides or fertilisers on the land and no precautionary medicines for the animals (most commercial poultry for example will get a daily dose of antibiotics to prevent them getting diseases they would normally develop from living in such close quarters). All our animals are free range and live out all year, although they have shelters they can use if they want to.
The farm has a Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England, which means it provides a home for important wildlife and flora, rather than growing a mono-culture of quick growing rye-grass. Apart from being good for the environment, this makes the meat taste better as the animals are grazing on a variety of grasses and herbs and don't need additional artificial supplements and vitamins.
'Rachel's Ready Meals' are a range of frozen, cooked meals, made here with home reared meat. We don't use additives and you are basically getting delicious home cooking without using up your precious time.
We cure our own bacon and ham (which does have additives - sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate- the alternative was to risk an outbreak of bottulism so we took the cautious option), and make a range of delicious sausages, and burgers.
You will also find a range of carefully selected grocery and deli products, to complement the home-produced range. Most of these products are:
Award-winning - Guild of Fine Foods Gold Taste Awards
Small-volume producers who do not sell to supermarkets
Don't use additives or preservatives.
Visiting Rachel's Farm Shop is an experience. You will see the aniimals either side of the drive, and can wander round to look at the pigs and chickens when you come. Parking is easy. We look forward to seeing you.