We have now SOLD OUT of our delicious grass fed Red Poll beef for collection in November 2016. Please join our occasional email list for updates on meat shares, and other news from the farm!
Our two cows Ruby and Scarlet enjoyed the Oak Tree pasture all through the spring, summer & autumn (before then they were bred by the lovely lady who supplies our piglets too).
Our beef shares are available to anyone willing to make the trip to beautiful Suffolk to collect them – you don’t need to be a member of our Community Supported Agriculture Scheme!
The shares, each of which is “one eighth of a cow”, will be available to collect from The Rose House Butcher (click for directions and opening hours) in the centre of Ipswich. The shares will be available for collection from 2pm on Friday 18th November 2016 and all day on Saturday 19th November 2016.
Beef shares cost £150 per eighth cow share, payable in advance when you reserve your share, plus payment of £37.50 for butchery which is due to the butcher direct when you collect.
Each one eighth cow share will contain approx. 20kg in total (all weights are approximate and will vary depending on the animal!) comprising:
- 6kg Mince Beef
- Chuck steak diced or sliced
- 4 x Sirloin steak
- 2 x Rib eye steaks or 1 x 1 bone rib of beef
- Best braising steak sliced or diced
- Rump steak approx. 700g
- Two Topside or Silver side roasting joints
- 2 x Fillet steaks
- Stewing beef packed in 500g packs
To reserve your share of beef please contact us (preferably by email) so we can arrange your bank transfer of the £150 per side. Beef sides are available to both members and non members alike. If you are a farm member, please see your regular farm email for details of how to reserve and pay for your share.
Actual figures may vary! If this sounds like too much, why not share some of your beef with friends and family? To keep things simple for the farm & butcher each one eighth cow share must be paid for in advance and collected as one share.
Our cows do an excellent job of improving the pasture and soil around our fruits trees at the top of the farm: the soil is visibly improved after only three years of keeping cows!
If you can’t wait for the next round of Oak Tree Beef, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to our lovely butcher Jamie at The Rose House Butcher in the centre of Ipswich (off the lovely St Nicholas Street, near to one of the nicest bits of Ipswich, the Waterfront). Jamie and his team sell excellent quality meat from properly cared for animals, his shop is lovely and they are a friendly helpful bunch!
Reasons for choosing Oak Tree Beef
- Happy cows with exceptional welfare standards!
- Grass fed on The Oak Tree pasture since the spring with supplements of nature seaweed and hay.
- The cows are traditional breed Red Polls with a wonderful favour!
- The cows are a key part of the The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm’s integrated agriculture approach, helping to improve the soil in which our fruit trees grow.