Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Free range bronze turkeys here!

Free range bronze turkeys here!

Yep, Christmas is most definitely round the corner and we are still taking orders for free range bronze turkeys, geese, Dexter beef cuts, gammons, sausages, bacon and ALL the trimmings!

Our Christmas opening hours are;

Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd & Fri 23rd 9am-3pm

Saturday 24th 9am-1pm

Blue Tin on the BBC!

Jed , Jake & radio presenter Bill Buckley

Jed , Jake & radio presenter Bill Buckley

This week we were invited onto Bill Buckleys show on BBC Radio Berkshire to talk about the upcoming awards ceremony. Not our usual environment but we managed to converse without too much umming and ah-ing and no swearing at all! You can listen again should you wish (?!) using the link below from approx 2hr 05 mins into the Wednesday show from 6th April. Happy listening – it amused us once we stopped cringing at ourselves!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03nrrg7

Watch out watch out there are piglets about!

Watch out watch out there are piglets about!

Bringing mayhem and mischief to the farm in the cutest possible way, our latest litters of piglets have arrived! One litter of 3 and one of 11!! With more to follow we anticipate a lot of interest in those of you stopping at the egg box as these little munchkins are very nosey!

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Nativity at Blue Tin

Nativity at Blue Tin

You may be amused to hear of our own little nativity here on the farm this Christmas just gone with the birth of a very unexpected calf on Christmas morning.

A little girl now named Santa who will definitely never be destined for the abattoir.

Dexter beef

What is even more amusing is how Dozer, our (we’re beginning to discover) very amorous bull managed that one – or to be more specific… when! With two more calves expected in March (although based on Santa they could be any time at all), he seems to have discovered the fine art of jumping his significant tonnage over the fences!

Countryside Alliance Awards finalists!!! Thanks to all of you!

Countryside Alliance Awards finalists!!! Thanks to all of you!

Blue Tin Produce have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards, otherwise known as the Rural Oscars.

Countryside Alliance Awards

We will be competing in the Local Food category against businesses from across England and Wales for the Champions title.

Wow! So thank you to our wonderful customer who nominated us for this prestigious award and to all of you for voting us into the finals!

The awards were set up 11 years ago to offer a voice and a platform to rural businesses and are a true celebration of the British countryside. Finalists across the 4 categories have been drawn from thousands of nominations and the awards are nomination-led so our inclusion speaks very highly of the loyalty of our customers. Winners will be announced in April 2016.

Reception at the Houses of Parliament

The winners will be announced at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster in April. To see more about the other potential winners in our category, please go to www.countryside-alliance.org or on Twitter @CAAwards #RuralOscars.

Very many thanks to all of you!

Perhaps we should add #FarmerInASuit, #BumpkinsInTheBigSmoke etc etc…. but really, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH and we’ll keep you posted!