Glebe Farm Rare Breed Small holding

A Food and Drink project Lilstock, Somerset

Glebe Farm Rare Breed Small holding

Funding to expand our range of free range pork products from our compassion in world farming "good pig award" winning small holding

Hello everyone this is our first time asking for funding help.

Our names are Sam and Jackie; we are a couple who had a dream to live in the rural and beautiful scenic county of Somerset, where we could raise ethically produced free range pork from native rare breed oxford sandy & black pigs, helping to secure the future of this wonderful breed, as well as producing quality succulent pork products.

As small holder producers we have recently been awarded the "Good Pig Award" from Compassion in World farming, for our high standards of animal husbandry and welfare.

will be able to tell you everything about the product you have on your plate, where and when it was born, where it lived, how and what it was fed on, and equally important to us how and where it was slaughtered and prepared into the meat on your plate, this we believe is the meaning of true provenance.

Our promise not only to ourselves, but to our friends and our customers is that, we manage our land and animals to the highest standards, giving them more space than required to be classed as free range, in all we like to spoil our animals who will be providing quality free range pork products to our customers.

Demand for ethically reared native rare breed pork with full traceability and known provenance, is growing and the taste of rare breed meat is nothing like that found in the supermarket, and really has to be tried to be believed.

For all the meat we will supply the key factors will be, Taste, Succulence and Tenderness.

The reason for asking for crowd funding is simple, we now wish to expand our product range from our current 1/4, 1/2 and whole pig box scheme, to a range of artisan sausages, sausage meat, burgers and charcuterie products, to allow this to happen we need to invest in a chill room and freezer room, as well as some food grade cladding to allow us to convert an out house into a certified food storage area.

If we raise enough funds we also wish to convert one of our outhouses into a class room, allowing us to offer courses to educate others about the benefits of rare breeds and to learn the basic skills required to run a small holding.