June, the official start of the summer with the solstice on the 21st. Nothing marks the arrival more than that of the swallows overhead. Joyfully flittering above excitedly, catching mini beasts mid-air for their dinner. Here on the farm we are passionate not only about the animals we rear, but also that of the local wildlife. The hedgerows are now deep and full of lush vegetation, the perfect place for many varieties of farmland birds to make their nests.
Our hedgerows are more than 400 years old and are vital in helping to create a sustainable landscape for us to work in harmony with. The wild flora within the meadows are glowing golden in a swathe of buttercups and abundant with clover. There is much more to the grass than there seems. It is rich in biodiversity and creates the perfect feed for our cattle to graze on which is why June marks the optimum time to start silaging.
It’s also the time for lazy picnics amongst the meadow flowers, food in hand with blue sky above. Just the gentle hum of grasshoppers and birds singing melancholy in the trees. Eating al fresco is the perfect way to spend time in the great outdoors with friends and loved ones. Whether it be a BBQ in the garden or a picnic in the park this June we have an abundance of delicious cuts which are perfect for every occasion.
This month our June meat box is packed full of delicious cuts of meat that are perfect for midweek meals. With sausages, chicken stir fry and our delicious 'Every Day' steaks, which are superb for dinners in a flash. We're also including two of our delicious properly free range duck breasts, which are simply stunning pan-fried until the skin is crispy and the meat blushing pink. Served thinly sliced and placed on top of a pea shoot and radish salad makes a beautiful light and flavoursome summer lunch.
Summer BBQ vibes
Our BBQ meat boxes come with all you need to create an epic feast, with classic burgers and sausages to wings and ribs. It'll have your loved ones huddled around the BBQ eager in anticipation. We've also created a handy guide for you over on our recipe blog with our Top Tips for hosting an epic BBQ.
We're also celebrating the staple BBQ essential, the burger, with 15% off our all natural, gluten-free handmade Properly Free Range chicken burgers, Saddleback pork burgers, Grass-fed beef steak burgers and our Lamb & Mint burgers. To help you to gather a tasty feast for those last minute BBQs this summer.
Bristol Food Connections Festival
Tickets are £35 and places are limited.
When: Wednesday 13th June
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: River Cottage Kitchen, St Johns Court, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2QY