The Farm Family
We are so proud to be working with such incredibly talented artisan producers that create their delicious products on-site, at The Farm. Not forgetting Flourish - our outdoor education team.
CROMBIES AT THE FARM - THE BEST BUTCHERS AROUND
Crombies is our in-house butcher. If you've bought from Crombies before than you'll know their produce, quality and service is second to none! We feel very honoured to have these boys at The Farm.
Between them, Crombies have over 45 years experience in the Butchery world, winning 'European Butcher of The Year' in France, Diamond, Gold, & Silver at Smith Fields, Britain’s Best Pork Butcher and many more awards. Their attention to detail, product knowledge & utter charm sets them aside to any Butchers. Nourish & The Farm's Deli feel very lucky to be able to source their meat inhouse from Crombie's as they never compromise on quality. Our lamb & pork is reared onsite at The Farm, reducing any food miles & ensuring top quality. We also work with neighbouring farmers 'Lordswood Farm' (1 mile away) & 'The Apple Farm' (less than 1 mile away) where we source; lamb, pork & cattle".
Martin Crombie "The funny thing is, I had no plans to have a career as a butcher. I've been a butcher for 30 year's now, leaving the trade on several occasions but I guess it took me 10 years to realise that I actually had fallen in love with the trade! The recipes, the people you meet and the quality & service that we provide is next to none. It is a great trade & honour to be part of."
Robin "I met Martin 15 years ago and bonded over a love of recipes, flavours & food. Martin introduced me to the world of butchery 8 years ago, & I've never looked back" @crombiesatthefarm
A LITTLE ABOUT LORDSWOOD FARM
Lordswood supplies Crombies with pork, lamb and beef. They strive to produce fantastic produce which has been cared for to exceptional welfare standards and farming sustainably.
Pedigree British Lop Pigs are native to the UK and an endangered rare breed, with between 100-200 in the UK. Lordswood have a conservation programme where they select the best piglets to remain within the herd either to breed from or to sell to breeders around the UK to help increase lop numbers. They usually have litters between 8-14 and they are fantastic mothers. The other pigs are then fattened on a barley mix which is grown locally, a couple of fields away from The Farm.
Pedigree Kerry Hill sheep are also a rare breed. They originate from Kerry in Wales and are typical hill sheep. Pedigree New Zealand Suffolks are bred for their easy lambing, vigorous, fast growing lambs.
Pedigree British White Cattle are also a rare breed with between 750-1500 in the UK. They are quiet cattle, which are often grass fed and are therefore very sustainable.
We show the British White Cattle around the UK, having achieved Small Herd of the Year 2016, Bull of the Year 2018, Senior Heifer of the Year 2019 and Cow of the Year 2019.
THE PICKLED CRAB - QUALITY IS KEY 🦀
We are thrilled to have ‘The Pickled Crab’ from Warwick at The Farm Stratford. Nigel has over 38 years’ experience as a chef. His business is driven by knowledge & passion and he is proud to have worked with the best suppliers from across the UK for over 20 years. He also provides some of the very best establishments in the country with the very best ingredients; Ramsey Group, Tom Kerridge Group, Jason Atherton, James Martin & Chewton Glen… that’s saying something, right!? His suppliers fish traditionally & use day boats not trawlers which are much better for our environment. The Pickled Crab fish counter changes daily as they simply buy what the fishermen catch that day. Quality is key for The Pickled Crab!
THE SLABB – CHOCOLATIER GENIUS
The Slabb is a unique brand of alcohol infused chocolate. Each bar is created with the finest chocolate, "fully loaded" with alcoholic ganache and complimentary toppings. Taking inspiration from their favourite cocktails they started creating delicious flavours such as their classic espresso martini bar made with dark chocolate, coffee liqueur and coffee beans topped with a white chocolate drizzle.
VIN NEUF - LOCKDOWN LOVE
We work closely with Vin Neuf, the leading wine experts in Stratford upon Avon. Vin Neuf seriously know their stuff! You can find an amazing world selection of wines; white, rose, red, fizz at The Farm Stratford.
One of our favourite wine producers is from neighbouring vineyard 'Welcombe Hills Vineyard. British Wine! if you haven’t tried it then pop by & pick up a bottle, or two... maybe 3 depending on your day.
SWIRLS GELATO - GELATO EXTRAORDINARES
Swirls Gelato in an independent, family run business that handcrafts authentic Italian Ice Cream on site in their brand spanking new micro kitchen. Made in small batches they use the traditional Italian slow churning process of ‘mantecazione’, which creates a creamier and velvety texture known as Gelato.
BARREL & BONE - GUT HEALTH WIZARDS
Barrel & Bone is a small artisan food business dedicated to handcrafting delicious live fermented foods, produced onsite at The Farm. Barrel & Bone age their sauerkraut, kimchi & pickles the old fashioned way, through a process called lactic acid fermentation. Using salt, time & a little patience, they let the naturally occurring live lactobacillus bacteria do all the hard work until they are perfectly fermented.
Barrel & Bone's range of refreshing & aromatic Kombucha drinks are made using the finest tea blends with natural botanicals allowing for sophisticated flavour profiles. Their Kombucha drinks are brewed naturally & bottled unfiltered.
Barrel & Bone like to keep all of their products alive & unpasteurised. That means that when they reach you they still contain all the amazing live cultures that made them the way they are and the way they should be!
FLOURISH AT THE FARM - EDUCATION PROVIDERS
Flourish at The Farm is proud to be an Alternative Education Provider that specialises in supporting the needs of primary school children & those embarking on their first years in secondary education. They focus particularly on those with special educational needs who find it difficult to thrive in a conventional classroom setting.
Flourish's mission is to inspire & support young people by delivering high quality, engaging and practical learning opportunities in a safe, supportive environment; helping them to develop the confidence, abilities, behaviours & well-being that will enable them to cope better with life’s challenges and prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey.
Their camps are for children aged 7-14. They celebrate the countryside and promote health and well-being. Crafts, den building, cookery, team building, foraging and animal care are just a few of the exciting activities on offer.
NASH WHITE - WATCH THIS SPACE
Nashwhite is more than a place for great hair. They are a purpose-driven brand that creates destinations which tap into the neighbourhood. For ten years & counting, they’ve been creating real movements. Not just in terms of hair, but also in how they spot & nurture talent, relationships, design, trends & the community. Renowned for their exceptional skills & service, welcoming vibe & design-led destinations, they continue to innovate with their latest addition (H)airstream. (H)airstream will be located at the front of The FarmStratford - hair cuts, styling & colour will all be availble once the (H)airstream opens! Keep a look out!