Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmer and consumer in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.
Farmers receive a more stable, secure income, closer connection with their community and consumers benefit by eating healthy local food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and have opportunities to learning new skills.
Woodhouse tries to sell most of its fruit and vegetables through a CSA arrangement with members of the community, be it a weekly or fortnightly share which for a small extra cost can be delivered. We do arrange monthly work days and would like members to attend atleast 3 days a year, activities include onions planting, potato harvesting, apple pressing and will also includ cake and refreshments or a bring and share lunch.
The walled garden now hosts a wealth of exotic and traditional fruit trees against the south, west and north facing walls, the centre of the garden is given over to a formal four bed design with walk ways and futher scuptured trees bridge the gap between a productive field and a beautiful oasis to enjoy.
2016 has seen the garden planted with the following giving something for all seasons
Our fruit bed and trees again have had a good year with excess fruit going locally to make wine
From the ever changing selection of jams, chutneys and pickles produced on site to the fresh homemade cakes and scones served with a pot of tea, coffee or squash in our new cafe. We like to offer a seasonal twist with everything being made here at the farm from our own produce.
We currently prepare fresh pork on the farm once a month ready for our stall at the Whittington Village Food and Craft Market every third Saturday. Annamarie will produce a selection of pork cuts including joints, chops, belly, diced, minced, with Andrews help she will add to this with a selection of sausages. Current flavors include a non add pork which does not include any additives or preservitives, pork and chive, pork, cranberry, stilton and sage and pork and apple. Finally we offer a range of dry cured bacon and gammon which can be sliced or left as a joint
If you have any special requirements please talk to Annamarie other products are available to order including gluten free sausages.
The farm is home to approximately 150 chickens who have all been raised for eggs, they enjoy a free range life protected in the walled garden and eggs are usually available for sale. ( We do not us artificial light to increase production through the winter months so there can be some seasonal variations in production.)
Woodhouse is home to a small herd of Irish Moile Cows a native breed of Ireland that fell out of favor with the introduction of continental breed and with currently less than 750 breeding heifers in existance one to watch. Rare Breed Grass Fed Beef is now back in stock at the farm with a selection of joints, steaks, minced, diced and burgers available.
September Veg will include runner and french beans, cabbage red and white, salad leaves, lettus, Carrots, kale, cauliflower, chillies and peppers, aubergine, spinach and chard.
Woodhouse Farm and Garden CIC
Fisherwick Wood Lane
Tel: 01543 432005