December 2018 at Wark Farm
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Drawing to a close a rather eventful year at the farm, our updated product form for December/Christmas is now available for browsing and ordering. 2018 has certainly been a year of change, only catalysed further by the fire here at the end of August. There have been several significant stepping stones in the business over the last 12 months, some planned, some less so, bringing us to a place where we look forward to 2019 with a lot of optimism and enthusiasm.
The swan has been busy paddling and 2019 will bring to visibility a number of projects we are working on. Firstly, we are now managing our contact information using MailChimp, hopefully solving the problems we have had reaching some of you since the update for the GDPR Regulations. Second, if you are ordering from us this month, you will see a change to our labelling; we are moving to barcoded labels as part of a move to a new invoicing system which will allow us to better manage orders and provide you with more detailed records of purchases. This will also assist us in moving our ordering process to an online shop rather than the current order form. I’m hopeful that this will all provide a more informative, interesting and efficient way of getting our products to you.
Behind the scenes, we are significantly reducing the amount of contract butchery work we do for other farms to enable us to focus much more energy on improving our customer service and our own range of products. This has always been at the heart of what we do and why, and it’s very exciting to be able to put our energy back to this - both in developing the farm systems, product range and service. Alongside this, we have a butchery re-build to complete and we’ll keep you up to date with how this is progressing and the exciting changes we are making to the spaces. 2019 looks very inviting; but for now, the full product list for this month is available now. We have a good range of well matured Belted Galloway Beef, Hebridean lamb and local venison. A smaller stock, but still available gammons, bacon and our home hatched and grown pullet de Bresse chicken. We still have a few geese available to order and some turkeys from Maryfield Farm as well as a reasonable number of our home grown Saxony ducks. Back on the list this month are our pies, frozen and ready to bake at home, the ever popular pork as well as this years new beef pie and as a special for this month a game pie in our popular classic pastry featuring local pheasant with apricot, infused with sherry and thyme, for a tasty change. We will be at Banchory Farmers market this coming Saturday (15th), Christmas orders will be delivered on Friday 21st and we will be open at the farm for collections on Sunday 23rd (10:30 - 4:00).
Thank you for all your support through this bumpy year and as ever if you have any queries do get in touch.