LETS SUPPORT THE FARMERS - following Christopher Booker's lead in advertising the plight of Pomeroy rare breeds, warmwell would be happy to advertise free of charge any farmhouse producers' good food business in similar dire straits because of lunatic FMD "rules" imposed by our own bureaucrats

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Extract: Because Mr Robyns could not take his pigs on the 55-mile trip to a Truro abattoir, his pigs, still inside because of the winter, continued to increase in numbers until a floor collapsed, killing 60 pigs and causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage to the building. With the aid of the RSPCA he had done everything he could to alleviate the animals' discomfort. But he refused to take money for them to be incinerated under the ministry welfare scheme, because this would destroy the basis of the business and would be obscenely wasteful.

Please send in lots of orders for fine sausages to Mr and Mrs Robyns at Pomeroy Rare Breeds!

ALSO: see here how to order prize-winning cheese and wool from Lawrence and Karen at Middle Campscott Farm


If you know of a producer of good British food who'd like to advertise here free of charge - Please contact us with a webite address or simply an email with details.

I have just received my first order from Pomeroy thanks to Warmwell, and the meat looks lovely - we'll taste it tonight!

Over the months I have been in contact with various farmers, and I wondered if you would be interested in advertising on warmwell for two of them. The first one is Higher Hacknell Organic Farm, Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon (Tim and Jo Budden). They survived the contiguous cull thanks to Alayne Addy, I understand. They have won various awards for their meat, and supply beef, lamb, pork and chickens, mail order. Website www.higherhacknell.co.uk Tel/Fax 01769 560909

The second one is a farmers' cooperative which featured on television in the spring. It is called West Country Beef Ltd and is a subsidiary of the Triple "S" Ranch Plc, a farmer controlled company. The beef is bred, fed and reared in the Western Counties, and is single suckled, traceable and farm assured. The Factory manager is Richard Davy, based at 7 Battle Road, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6RY Tel:01626 830157 Email:rdavy@barclays.net There is no farm shop as such but they will deal direct with the public if there are bulk orders for joints of meat. Sometimes they can supply smaller orders from meat in the freezers at certain times of the year.

No mail order as yet, but may do it in the future. I have not actually tasted the meat from either, but have some on order from Higher Hacknell. However, I am impressed by what they are trying to do, and from what I saw on television, so I feel I want to support them.

bye for now

Anne