The January cold has well and truly come back to bite us this week. So, we’re looking forward to a weekend of frosty mornings, hearty food and hibernating by the fire.

This time of year is all about staying cosy with friends and family. And whether you’re hosting a dinner party or staying at home in your pyjamas, there’s no better feeling than filling up the table with home cooked delights.

Seasonal, organic ingredients are at the heart of tasty home-cooking. So for a bit of inspiration, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite seasonal winter warmer dishes to help you get the best from your organic meat box.

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With Christmas just days away, things are reaching peak levels of festivity at Swillington Farm. Our halls are decked, our meat boxes are packed and we’re down to our last two solitary Christmas trees! And that means we can now turn our attention to the most important thing of all. The food.

For us, Christmas food is about taking the best local, organic ingredients and turning them into something truly spectacular to share with family and friends.

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Do you know someone that wants to start a career in butchery and would love the opportunity to learn traditional butchery techniques in a unique on-farm environment?

Our butcher is seeking to take on an apprentice who will learn all aspects of the trade and all other duties connected to working in an on-farm butchery. Continue reading →

Ground-breaking new research has revealed soaring levels of antibiotic resistance in pig and chicken meat from seven major UK supermarkets. Overuse of antibiotics in farming is contributing to deadly drug resistance – a crisis predicted to kill one person every 3 seconds by 2050.

The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics ground-breaking study has found E.coli resistant to multiple crucial antibiotics on 71% of low welfare British pig and chicken meat (63% on pork samples) from 7 major UK supermarkets.

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Swillington’s organic fruit and veg has been shortlisted for a Taste Award!


This year our organic produce has been shortlisted again at the Taste Awards, hosted by Deliciouslyorkshire and the Yorkshire Post.

The Taste Awards are an annual celebration of local Yorkshire produce, with 22 different award categories recognising the very best food and drink from across the county.

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We love seeing all the exciting different ways our meatbox customers use their deliveries, and with so many of you getting creative in the kitchen we’ve decided to turn it into a regular feature!

In the spirit of sharing all things delicious, we’ll be featuring a selection of monthly Meatbox Masterchefs on our blog to share some of the fantastic ways you’ve been serving up our organic meat and veg. Continue reading →