Inspired by his travels apprentice butcher Bob has created a ‘Yorkshire Merguez’ sausage. Mildly spiced including rich red paprika the sausage is made with select cuts of Swillington organic beef and lamb which he minces, mixes with spices and hand links into sausages.

Bob says, “I was trying to recreate the delicious sausages I would buy from the butcher’s in Saint-Arnoult but with a twist of using a hog casing to give a more substantial portion for the Yorkshire appetite!”

The sausages are perfect for a casserole or spicy sausage and mash and are made using only premium organic meat from the farm and select seasonings so they’re also gluten free.

Bob’s first batch of sausages will be available from the farm shop and Oakwood Farmers Market this Saturday.

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Swillington Organic Farm / May 2013
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Swillington Organic Farm / May 2013
After 4 years of delays the government has now confirmed the route of the HS2 railway, unfortunately they are taking forward the same scheme as originally proposed which will have a massive and long lasting impact in Swillington.

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We might sound wildly optimistic but here goes anyway… BBQ season is upon us!

Well, it could be, for the brave amongst us. Or those clever enough to know that you don’t need 20° and sunshine to enjoy delicious BBQ food from the comfort of your own kitchen.

So, in the spirit of well-prepared, optimistic grilling, here’s a fantastic recipe for beer glazed short rib of beef with home-made BBQ beer sauce.

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Easter is a time for family, sharing and enjoying good, home-cooked food. At the heart of any Sunday dinner is a great roast. And Easter is certainly no exception.

Our butchers are busy freshly preparing organic meat for a busy weekend in the shop and at Oakwood farmers market.

But perhaps not as busy as last year when Brett had an extra special delivery to make to the Archbishop of York for a dinner he was cooking with a very important guest…

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Does life get any better than fantastic food, good company and enchanting surroundings?

The answer is no, probably not. And this premise is exactly what the team behind our latest on-site event, Fire & Dine, have tapped into.

This month saw the first magical evening take place, nestled away in the Swillington woods. Hosted by This Green Moon and The Yorkshire Gourmet, the evening was a feast for the imagination as well as the belly.

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