A family run, award winning, farm shop in St Albans
We offer a welcoming service!
Here to answer any questions you have
regarding our home produced & locally sourced meat
GRASS FED LAMB
The lambs that we rear here on the farm are mainly born during February and April.
As soon as lambs are strong enough, usually by 48 hours old depending on the weather, they are moved from our warm sheds to grass paddocks and smaller fields.
Once our lambs have moved outside to the grass with the ewes they will remain there for the rest of their lives.
We do not feed any extra feed to promote growth other than home made hay (dried grass) during the colder months when vegetation struggles to grow.
The mutton which we sell in the shop also comes from our farm and is produced on exactly the same system. This mean that throughout their adult life, our sheep will only be inside during the night at lambing time for their safety and health.
Our beef here at Hedges Farm is sired by Hereford Bulls. This native breed ensures many benefits from ease of handling to meat flavor and tenderness.
Our calves are born here from January to May in large sheds, they will then go with the cows to spend the summer on grass water meadows here at Hedges Farm.
The calves will receive no extra food during this first summer, they will rely on their mothers milk and gradually begin to eat grass.
The calves are weaned during the late Autumn and will spend the winter in our larger sheds feeding as and when they wish to.
Even once weaned the younger cattle will be fed purely our home produced cereal and silage diet with no additives.
PORK, POULTRY & OTHER MEAT
We also supply locally sourced pork, poultry and game. Game may need to be ordered in advance and will often be frozen due to seasons.
These will be available to order for Christmas from late October until they sell out. Orders can be placed in the shop, by email or by phone.
Due to several changes at Hedges farm and national bird flu risk, the turkeys we are able to offer this year (2023) will all be FREE RANGE birds, grown slowly on a family farm in Suffolk.
The whole grain feed they are offered is all produced on the same farm, no additives or growth promoters are used. The birds have a happy life on grassy fields unless poultry regulations restrict them for national safety.
We accept cash or card can be used for transactions over £5.00
All cards, other than American Express, are accepted.