Why buying your meat at Rose Farm Shop tastes better

Most of us have had the frustrating experience of spending money on meat that doesn’t meet your expectations. But here at Rose Farm we like to do things a little differently.  And quite frankly it’s no wonder that our meat is (excuse the pun) a cut above the rest. Here are just a few reasons why your meat will taste better when you buy it at Rose Farm.

 

We know (and you know!) where it’s come from

The biggest difference when buying your meat at Rose Farm is that you know where it’s come from.  We only source meat from our own cattle or from other very selected and trusted (local) suppliers.  We believe this has a great impact on the quality and taste.

Higher welfare standards

Here at Rose Farm, we practice very high animal welfare standards. We provide the best possible environment for our livestock, providing them with the right nutrition as well as maintaining a good health status. This in turn, ensures that our customers always experience exceptional food quality.

A cut above the rest

Buying your meat from us means you get a better cut, higher quality and you’ll also help to support a local business.

Happy to help

It’s easy to be daunted by all the different cuts and meats we have at the meat counter, but our butchers are always happy to help. If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or what would be best for a meal you’re planning, just ask what they would recommend.

A better all-round shopping experience

Many of our most loyal customers enjoy shopping at Rose Farm Shop, not just because of our great quality meat, but the whole experience is calm, welcoming and you can make a morning of it by enjoying a coffee afterwards.

What’s happening at Rose Farm and where have all the cattle gone?

Autumn is in the air and it will soon be time to prepare for the winter.  I don’t know about you, but September often feels like the start of a new year and always feels like a good time to bring in the new. So with that in mind, we are excited to be introducing some changes to Rose Farm. In fact, you may have already noticed the building work going on and you may be wondering:

“Where have all the cattle gone?” and “Are you still farming?”.

The short answer is that we still have all our cattle and we are definitely still farming.

We still have approx 300+ herd of cattle and the only change is that the cattle that were housed in the shed at the shop will now be housed in a new building on our land at Duddon (3 miles away). You will still see the cattle grazing the land around the shop as usual.

The farm building at the shop is currently being renovated and upgraded to provide a range of high- quality units, including an upcycling unit, a luxury candle retailer and we have further units that are available to rent for retail or workshop use.

This gives our customers access to a wider range of services at Rose Farm, whilst we continue to provide the highest quality of meat to our customers from our cattle who are located close by.

If you have any queries, or are interested in renting any of the available units, please contact David at Rose Farm on 07763 492899 or email rosefarmshop@live.co.uk

 

Rose Farm Shop Cows

10 interesting facts that might surprise you about Rose Farm

Rose Farm is not just a community landmark, it also showcases some of Cheshire’s finest fresh produce and meat. With a farm shop, fabulous food served at the coffee shop, a gift shop and florist nestled within acres of glorious Cheshire countryside, Rose Farm is one of Cheshire’s best kept secrets.  To help you learn more about us, we’ve put together ten interesting facts about the farm.

1.“I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”

We started selling meat from a converted dairy over 30 years ago.  Our aim was still the same all the years ago:  to offer quality meat that we had produced ourselves. Years later and we are still operating with the same philosophy on a much larger scale.

2. Love me tender

Our beef is hung for at least 21 days to ensure great tasting, succulent cuts of tender meat. If you ever need advice on what the right cut is for you, just ask our experienced butchers.

3. At the car wash, yeah

Did you know you can get your car washed from just £8 whilst shopping or having a coffee at Rose Farm? Simply drop your car off at the car wash valet outside the farm shop and you’ll drive away with a spanking clean car.

4. Truly gifted

Need a gift for a loved one or friend? Pop into our gift shop which offers a tasteful range of gifts and cards for treating yourself or for unusual, surprising or imaginative gifts.

5. Greenest thumbs up

We pride ourselves on sourcing, as far as possible, our wonderful fruit and vegetables from local suppliers; ensuring that the quality of our products are always second to none and reducing food mileage where possible.

6. Always in full bloom

Our in-house florist has a beautiful range of flowers and plants. Whether you’re looking for flowers for a special occasion or even planning a wedding, Ellie, our florist will pack a lovely bunch for any season and any occasion.

7. Healthy Readymeals

Don’t want the hassle of cooking? We’ve got some healthy readymade meals that we’ve prepared for you from our kitchen. From a roast dinner to cottage pies and lasagnes, our range of freshly cooked ready meals will keep your freezer fully stocked without you having to lift a finger.

8. We’ve got E-covered

We stock a wide selection of Ecover products, the world’s largest producer of ecological detergents and eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Butter than the udder

Our farm butter is known for its rich creamery taste which is testament to the fact that it’s produced predominantly from cows on a grass-fed diet; giving you delicious creamy butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Low food mileage

As well as selling produce from our own livestock, we try where possible, to support local producers. This gives you the benefit of enjoying the freshest produce and reducing food miles. Our local suppliers include Weetwood Ales, Cheshire Farm Ice Cream and Lloyds fresh farm eggs.

Why not visit Rose Farm and try some of our high-quality meat and produce? We’re open Monday-Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 9-3.

10 reasons to buy local meat

Not too long ago, buying local was the only option. We’re always hearing that a return to buying local food is the best option in terms of the environment, farming, and the economy.

At Rose Farm we produce beef from our suckler herd right in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. We try to do things the old-fashioned way, with care for the animals, the farm and our customers. In our farm shop we sell meat from our own farm, carefully butchered and prepared.

Here are 10 reasons you should consider buying local meat.

1. Amazing quality

When you buy traditionally raised meat from local producers, you’re going to get a product that stands out from the crowd. We’re able to take the time to do things right, giving you amazing quality beef and pork, including many options you wouldn’t get in the big shops.

2. Know where it comes from

Here at Rose Farm we know the story of every cut, from our very own pastures to your fridge.

3. No surprises

Traditional local farmers will be able to tell you exactly what’s gone into the product.

4. Specialist knowledge

In addition to this, farmers who have first-hand experience of the animals you’re buying will be able to answer any questions you have, recommend a cut of meat, and give cooking and serving advice.

5. Unique breeds

The UK has a right heritage of farming, and local producers are able to offer traditional breeds, raised in the time-honoured fashion with plenty of space, care and attention. A good local butcher or farm shop will tell you exactly what breed your pork chops or silverside has come from.

6. Reduce food miles

Food miles — the measure of how far food has been transported from farm to fork — are a hot topic these days. Buying local is the most effective way to cut down on food miles and all the associated energy use in terms of fuel, packaging and storage.

7. Positive farming practices

Where big national producers are driven by getting as much product out of as little space and resource as possible, smaller local farmers can adopt more positive farming approaches, promoting diversity and protecting wildlife.

8. Protects local farmland

Flourishing local farms are an important part of our Cheshire heritage. Buying local means farms can keep on producing excellent quality food, and the land is protected from developers.

9.Supports local farmers

Farmers who supply supermarkets are always in the news, exasperated that the big chains are squeezing them for every penny and keeping the margins for themselves. Buying local is a far more ethical way to shop, making sure the farms and their staff are properly paid for their work.

10. Boosts the local economy

 When you buy local, more of your spending money remains within your local community. Not just in terms of the farm and its staff, but also the places they shop, and the businesses and services they use, and through council tax to local amenities and services. Buying local creates a virtuous cycle within your local economy.

So there you have it! Ten reasons to buy local.

If you want to know more, just pop in to Rose Farm and chat to our team. We’d be more than happy to help you choose the perfect cut for any occasion.