Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Dorset Lambs

Our Dorset sheep have started lambing.

The pictures above and below show the sheep in the lambing pens.

When the lambs are old enough they can be held together.

The numbers on their sides are for the shepherds to match the lambs to their mothers.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

New pig sheds

Ground work has started at our West Blansby farm for new pig sheds.

These new units will keep our pigs safe and warm - ideal conditions for producing the high quality meat our customers expect.

Friday, 13 November 2009


We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving.

To order proper free range dry-plucked bronze Turkeys and traditional farmyard bred free range Geese please call in at any of our shops or telephone the farm on 01751 460091.

The birds can be collected from the shop of your choice.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Christmas is coming!

Coming soon to our website, details of our Christmas fayre. We are now taking bookings for Thanksgiving and Christmas. To make an order please visit our shops or call the farm on 01751 460091.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Game in stock

All our shops are now carrying game - Grouse, Partridge, Mallard, Guinea Fowl, Venison.... Call in at your nearest Ginger Pig and see what they have in stock.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Eggs Bound for London!!!

Our first Ginger Pig traditional breed eggs will leave the farm today for our Moxon Street shop.

The brown speckled eggs are from the Marans, white from the White Leghorns, blue/green from the Araucana and light brown from the Rhode Island Reds.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Diary Update

July and August are our busiest months on the farm.

You can catch up on our websites farm diary.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Welsummers hatch

Back in June Tim collected 150 Welsummer eggs from Ayrshire.

Three weeks on these have now hatched into 81 chicks which are shown below at 1 day old.

We will keep you posted as they grow.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Style at the Ginger Pig

Kim and the girls from our Pickering shop are seen below sporting the newly designed Ginger Pig aprons.

This stylish cuisine wear, with the Ginger Pig logo embroidered on the front, is available to purchase at £19.99 Please email enquiries to office@thegingerpig.co.uk or call 01751 460091.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Yorkshire connection

Mike, Andy and Alan proudly show off the new Iveco van which has had The Ginger Pig logo hand painted by Pete Witney of Whitby.

A second van has been ordered to complete our fleet which run fresh meat from the farms in Yorkshire to the shops in London.

You can see more of Pete Witneys work at www.petewitneysigns.co.uk/

Monday, 22 June 2009

Gizzi Erskine pops in

TV presenter Gizzi Erskine popped in to our Moxon St shop on Friday.

A food writer and television presenter best known for Channel 4's Cook Yourself Thin, the book of which she co-wrote, Gizzi has worked as GMTV's food correspondent and make several mini series.

Gizzi, a self proclaimed Ginger Pig fan, called to take some photos for a forthcoming guide to London. You can visit her site at www.gizzierskine.com

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Light Sussex & Rhode Island Reds arrive

Just as the last of the sheds are finished the first hens arrive.

This Light Sussex, one of our native breeds, can trace its history back to Roman times and is a good dual purpose fowl with hens reaching 7 pounds and cockerels 9 pounds. They are good foragers and are laying pale cream coloured eggs.

These Rhode Island Reds originate in the United States and are a little smaller than the Sussex at 6.5 pounds for hens and 8.5 pounds for cockerels. They are a hardy breed and good layers of brown eggs.

Having inspected their new accomodation both breeds settled down for a feed.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Borough Market refit

The shop at Borough Market is undergoing a major refit. As this is the first shop Tim opened in 1996 we felt it was time for a revamp. The shop is open whilst the work is being done so why not pop in and take a look We will post some pictures as soon as the work is finished.

New arrivals coming soon

The barn at Grange Farm is a hive of activity as 6 new hen houses are being built by Tom, our joiner.

In keeping with our rare breed principles these will be used to house Maran, Rhode Island Red, Light Sussex, Araucana and Welsummer hens all of which we have chosen for their varied coloured eggs from the terracotta of the Welsummers to the blue of the Araucana- more on these later. Our hen houses are copies of the type of hen ,house found in this part of Yorkshire in the 1950's, with night perches and nesting boxes. They are mounted on cast iron wheels so they can be moved around the meadows to give the hens fresh grazing.

As the hens arrive during the course of the summer we will photograph the various breeds and describe their characteristics and egg shell colour.

Friday, 17 April 2009


Welcome to The Ginger Pig Hog Blog. Here we will tell you what's going on at the farms and shops, putting you in the picture as to how we get our products from the field to you kitchen. We will post interesting items as they occur to provide an insight into the world of The Ginger Pig.

Tim Wilson.