May 2011: Some photos from our Spring 2011 Open Day!
The weather held, the donkeys and bouncy castle arrived, and we were delighted to welcome so many friends and new faces to our Open Days on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May. Jane conducted farm tours, and pork and apple burgers, a selection of sausages or pork baps were available for everyone to enjoy and relax with a hot drink or glass of wine. Children could bounce to their hearts content, plant a seed to take home with them, or just colour in a picture, whilst Mums and Dads could have a taste of Pork in Yoghurt curry cooked by Suzie in the fabulous Thermomix. Andy, Ralph, David, Darren and Tom were kept busy serving our guests in the Farm Shop. Rachel was on hand to give gardening advice along with a selection of her plants. All-in-all a wonderful two days - as you can see from the photos...
May 2011: Dews Meadow Open Days
"Food and fun for all the family!"
We are happy to announce a repeat of our popular open days from last year, and this time we're celebrating our 25th anniversary!
Please join us on Friday 27th May between 8:30am and 8pm and on Saturday 28th May between 8:30am and 5pm.
Download an A4 flyer in pdf format.
Oct 2010: Some photos from the Prince of Wales' Eco-Festival
Sept 2010: Dews Meadow at Prince of Wales' Eco-Festival
Dews Meadow Farm Shop has been chosen as an exemplary local food business to attend a farmers' market at... 'A Garden Party to Make a Difference'. This is a part of the Start initiative launched
in February by The Prince of Wales. For more information please read our press release in pdf format, or visit the Start Garden Party website.
March 2010: Check out our latest 'sports' delivery vehicle!
Oct/Nov 2009: Christmas Orders : Expanded Delivery Service
Order forms available online - Christmas Orders being taken
Our order forms are now available for you to download online and we have included
Christmas meats and expanded our delivery service for your convenience.
Please see our orders page for more information and to download a form. These can be returned by email, by fax, called in by
phone or handed over in person.
June 2009: Did you visit Jane at the Children's Food Festival?
Do you have any photos or videos you could share with us? If so, just email your memories and any feedback,
we would love to hear from you!"
June 2009: Children's Food Festival
The 2nd Children's Food Festival takes place at the end of June at the Northmoor Trust Farm on the Wittenham Clumps.
Jane will be there in the Field to Fork tent with hands-on activities for children - come along and have a wonderful day out. There is only a £10.00 car parking fee and ALL activities are free! Click the image to see what else is going on.
May 2009: Spring Open Days a Success
A big thankyou to all our customers who joined us on our Open Days.
The weather smiled on us even though it was a Bank Holiday! It was lovely to see so many friendly faces; a special thankyou to our customers from the farmers' market who travelled over to visit the Farm Shop.
May 2009: Spring Open Days at Dews Meadow
Dews Meadow Farm is opening its doors for Spring on Friday 22nd May (8:30am - 8pm) and Saturday 23rd May (8:30am - 5pm)
Come and taste the Dews Meadow range and enjoy a glass of wine. There will also be a bouncy castle for the kids! Download our Download our invitation flyer in pdf - and please feel free to forward on to anyone you think may be interested.
March 2009: Online orders on hold
Sadly, Blackberry barn are stopping trading and so for the time being our online ordering facility will be unavailable. We are working to have something new set up in the near future so please watch this space. Until then, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or requests - and don't forget we still visit many farmers markets and our farm shop is open 6 days per week.
The BBC Good Food Show London - 14 to 16 November: Treat yourself to the food lovers' perfect day out!
This year's Show is bigger and better than ever with exciting new features including the Capital's top restaurants, your favourite chefs, tasting sessions, entertaining and informative cookery demos. There are also book signings, outstanding Show offers and a chance to sample and buy from the UK's most talented and passionate food and drink producers.
Producers Village: Over 100 speciality producers will take up the gallery level of the Show. This is the perfect place to discover new and interesting food and meet the producers.
Dews Meadow Farm will be there! So why not book your tickets now, by clicking on the Good Food Show image.
March 2008: Easter is just around the corner...
...so why not make it Ham for your Sunday Lunch? As an extra treat, the Easter Bunny suggested that a 10% discount might be in order, and if you are looking at a larger joint (5lbs and above) there will be a 15% discount.
Do call the shop (see details to the left) to place your order, or email us, or drop by the Dews Meadow Farm stall at one of the Farmers' Markets we'll be attending up to the Easter Weekend (Reading, Newbury, Faringdon, Didcot, Purley-on-Thames, Thame, Abingdon and Wallingford). Don't forget you can call and place an order for collection at a market anytime.
Our Easter Opening Hours will be...
Good Friday: Closed
Saturday 22nd March: Open as normal 8:30am - 5:00pm
Easter Monday: Closed
(As you know we are always closed on Sundays)
January 2008: Cornish Pasties!
As you can see, Andy and Jane have been busy in the kitchen and have come up with a delicious Cornish Pasty. Available from the Farm Shop and at Farmers' Markets, a delicious meal for only �2.30!
PRESS RELEASE: Dews Meadow Farm Shop Opens Its Doors
Happy customers filled the Farm Shop at Dews Meadow Farm on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2007. Andy and Jane Bowler have been trailblazers with additive-free pork and dry-curing of bacon since the mid-80s, "Our focus has always been the customer" says Andy "and our team echo our passion for quality and friendliness. This is the first time that we have held an Open Day and we really meant it!" he continuted "Customers were taken on guided tours of the newly extended preparation areas, and could see all aspects of meat cutting, preparation and packing. Our pride and joy are our new bacon and meat fridges."
"With current concerns about freshness of produce available to the public, we couldn�t have timed our event better" adds Jane "integrity of both our product and the way we sell it has always been the cornerstone of our business, we have nothing to hide, and our customers know that they can ask us any questions, and be shown around at any time."
"We were also delighted that Helen Peacocke, Patron of the Oxfordshire Food Group and Barry Willett from SEEDA (the South East England Development Agency) could join us on Friday" continued Jane "Helen has always been an advocate of good local food and without the support of Barry and his team at DEFRA we would not have been able to undertake the size of extension we required."
Customer numbers doubled on the Friday and Saturday and with the weather remaining dry, children of all ages were able to enjoy the bouncy castle provided by Air Jelly, as well as free refreshments � hot dogs, burgers, curry, sausage rolls, pork pie, pasties, quiche � all made using Dews Meadow Farm pork and produced on the premises; local wine and apple juice as well as fair-trade tea and coffee helped to round off the tastings.
Dews Meadow Farm Shop can be found on the A338 Wantage to Oxford Road at the south entrance to the village of East Hanney and is open from 8.30 am � 5.00 pm on Monday � Saturday, 8.30 am � 6.00 pm on Fridays.