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Organic Turkeys and Hams for Christmas

CHRISTMAS ORDERS FOR ORGANIC BRONZE TURKEYS, HAMS & MEAT LOVERS BREAKFAST PACKS

LAST ORDERS: TUESDAY 18th December 2018
COLLECTION DATES: 20th – 22nd December 2018

Organic Bronze Turkeys

Organic Turkeys in The Forest Garden at Rock Farm Slane

Our turkeys are certified organic Hockenhull bronze turkeys, which have been reared as free range outdoor birds in our Forest Garden under our organic certification. Bronze turkeys do well outdoors and by grazing them on grass and a variety of windfall fruits, as well as top range organic feed, we produce happy, healthy and well-flavoured birds for your Christmas feast.

Pricing and weight guidelines

We will always undertake to over-compensate on weights, but our turkeys are only available on a first-come-first-served basis and so those making late orders will have to take what is available.

Min wgt (lbs) Max Wgt (lbs) Min Wgt (kg) Price
10 11 4.54  €             59.00
12 13 5.44  €             69.00
14 15 6.35  €             79.00
16 17 7.26  €             89.00
18 19 8.16  €             99.00
20 21 9.07  €          109.00
22 23 9.98  €          119.00

If you would like further help on sizing your turkey, please call the office on 041 988 4861 or e mail info@rockfarmslane.ie with the number of adults and children you’ll be feeding.

Organic Christmas Hams

We have a limited number of dry cured hams (on and off the bone) for sale from the farm. This will be from our outdoor reared rare breed pigs and can be ordered on or off the bone. Our organic hams are low salt with sodium nitrite level under 50 mg/kg without added nitrate, phosphate or added water.
Our pricing is based on hams on the bone, which we recommend especially when organic as it will improve the flavour and is 100% natural. See https://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/3326866/Savvy-shopper-ham.html for more information on why organic hams are much better both ethically and in terms of health.
If you would like an off-the-bone ham we will need your order in and paid for by 5th December 2018.
Price per kilo: €17/kg (on the bone) and €16/kg (off the bone). Weights range from 1.5kg to 7kg.

Organic Christmas Breakfast Packs

Order organic eggs, bacon, breakfast sausages as well as black and white pudding with your turkeys and hams
We are offering organic breakfast packs to accompany your turkeys and/or hams at a reduced price of €35 for:

Organic Breakfast Pack

1 x dozen (12) eggs
2 packs of dry cure bacon (200g)
2 packs of breakfast sausages
1 x ½ kg ring of white pudding
1 x ½ kg ring of black pudding

Total including discount = €35

• Smaller packs are available, price on request
• Further discounts available on larger quantities

Order Information

To order your organic Christmas food from Rock Farm Slane, please pay a 20% deposit now* and the balance is payable prior to collection.
Please send us the following information via e mail (info@rockfarmslane.ie) and we will call you to take a 20% deposit*.

Final balance payments are due by 2pm on 21st December or collection day, whichever comes first:

FULL NAME:

MOBILE NUMBER:

E MAIL ADDRESS:

TURKEY (QUANTITY & WEIGHT kg):

HAM (QUANTITY & WEIGHT kg):

BREAKFAST PACK (QUANTITY):

COLLECTION [PLEASE SELECT FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS]
1) COLLECT FROM FARM ON 20TH TO 22ND DECEMBER [ ]
2) COLLECT FROM DUBLIN (LOCATION TBC) ON 21st DECEMBER – delivery charge applies [ ]
3) QUOTATION FOR COURIER DELIVERY (IRELAND ONLY) [ ]

We look forward to receiving your order soon!

Rock Farm Slane
(e) info@rockfarmslane.ie
(t) 041 988 4861
www.rockfarmslane.ie

*Payment details provided overleaf.

Payment Instructions

We can accept payment of both deposit and balance payments via bank transfer (Bank of Ireland) or PayPal. Please see below:

Bank Transfer
When making payment please use your reference number of first name and surname so that we can track your order:
Bank of Ireland, West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Account name: Rock Farm (Alexander Conyngham)
Slane Rock Farm
Slane
Co. Meath
Ireland

IBAN- IE84 BOFI 9033 2243 7883 79
BIC – BOFIIE2D
Account 43788379
Sort Code – 90 33 22

Paypal
www.paypal.com

Send 20% of the total amount to: rockfarm.slane@gmail.com via PayPal (www.paypal.com) or if after 18th December please send 100% of the total amount to the same address above.

Please remember to copy and paste your order into the e mail as well as sending payment so we know what you have ordered.
Thank you!

Straw Fest – Sunday 25th September

Straw Fest 2016

A Mini Food & Music Festival at Rock Farm Slane

Straw Fest is an Autumn celebration of artisan and organic food supported by the Boyne Valley Food Series and Slane Food Circle. It is also part of our relatively new tradition of celebrating the bounty around the time of the Autumn Equinox at Rock Farm, in previous years, when we’ve had plenty of produce to share. Harvest festival at Rock Farm is a time of hard work and joy as we reap the rewards of months of careful growing of vegetables and fruit.

We celebrating that joy by sharing produce, song and film together to gather our thoughts and plans for the Winter ahead.

We look forward to sharing that experience with you!

Highlights of Straw Fest (25th September)

 

  • Dancing Freedom – early morning session (10am) with Yoga Sophie for an uplifting open dance shindig in the Hay Barn. Adults and children are all welcome.
  • Songcamp grand finale – midday celebration of 3 days of singing workshops and 3 months of bountiful harvest on the farm. Thanking the land in true harvest festival style.
  • Local food market with produce from Rock Farm(www.rockfarmslane.ie) and the rest of the Slane Food Circle(www.facebook.com/SlaneFoodCircle) and other Boyne Valley Producers.

Please book your ticket via Eventbrite by following this link http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-straw-festival-food-music-at-rock-farm-slane-boyne-valley-food-series-2016-tickets-24807762686?aff=es2

Special Offers for next week at Rock Farm Slane

Special Offers for next week at Rock Farm Slane

Late Deals from Rock Farm Slane

Looking to plan a last minute getaway or book a package with us?  You can save up to 20% on a midweek stay

Check out our Special Offers Page here to book your stay.

Prices start from just €96 for two people sharing one of our luxury yurts for two nights next week

What do we do when we get there?

Apart from all the wonders of the Boyne Valley and the new Ireland’s Ancient East, which are right on our doorstep with Bru Na Boinne (Newgrange) only 6km down the road and easily reachable on one of our electric bikes,  there are also lots of activities on the farm to keep you busy with hiking and farm tours including as part of your stay.

Why not make your stay truly memorable and book in for one of our activities – these include:

Tree Climbing

 

 

 

 

 

Self Guided Electric Bike Tours at Rock Farm Slane

Kayaking & Rafting are also available please see our Activities Page for more details.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rock Farm Slane soon!

 

Something for the weekend….

Something for the weekend….

Come celebrate the start of Summer at Rock Farm Slane with the Slane Food Circle – Bealtaine Celebration and Farmer’s Market in association with Boyne Valley Food Series.

This Sunday 1st May – 12-4pm

This Sunday (1st May) don’t miss our FREE one day Boyne Valley Food Series event.  Open to one and all (especially food lovers) as we will be hosting members of Slane Food Circle who will have their food, drinks and ice creams available for you to sample and buy on the day.  Plus, Rock Farm Slane’s Recreational Tree Climbing Crew will be offering tree canopy experiences – pre booking essential see below for more details.

The day starts at 12pm and finishes around 4pm – free car parking is available and we will have refreshments available for you to enjoy as you take a tour of the market and farm.

Boyne Valley Food Series Logo

The day includes:

12pm – Bealtaine ceremony

2pm – Farm walk with Alex Mount Charles

12pm – 4pm Recreational tree climbing: €39 for 2.5 hours

12pm – 4pm Glamping tours

12pm – 4pm Slane Food Circle and local producers’ market

How to book your ticket:

Goodleafadult_1Entry is Free but we ask you to register for your complementary tickets here.  You can also book in for one of our Recreational 2 hour tree climbing experiences being hosted on the day by our very own Goodleaf Tree Climbing Crew. Priced at €39 per adult and €29 per child (over 8yrs) – pre booking is essential.  You can book tree climbing when you register for tickets.

Come meet the Slane Food Circle Producers

Each of the Slane Food Circle producers will be at the farmers market so you will get to meet them and hear their story.

Boyne Valley Blue Cheese
Michael Finegan is well known both locally and nationwide for his award winning blue goats cheese from his own herd of 300 milking goats
Cockagee Cider, Mark Jenkinson
Mark Jenkinson is the proud winner of the Best Medium Dry Cider in Ireland award at the
Cider-Ireland Craft Cider competition (Slow Food Ireland Applefest 2013. Mark uses the
ancient technique of Keeving to produce this fine, high quality dry cider.
Des Crinion – Stackallen
Des Crinion is an organic farmer producing cheese, ice cream, eggs and salad crops just
outside the village of Slane
Newgrange Gold
Newgrange Gold Rapeseed and Camelina Oil is grown and produced at Crewbane in the heart
of the Boyne Valley. The oils are 100% traceable because the rapeseed is grown, pressed and bottled entirely on the farm.
Rock Farm Slane & Conynghams
Carina Mount Charles and her husband, Alex, produce a variety of organic vegetables, fruit,pork and beef throughout the year on the Rock Farm under the Conyngham’s label.
Shalvanstown Organic Farm

John McDonnell, Shalvanstown is an organic farm and produces a range of organic beef and lamb, cereals and field vegetables

The Whole Hoggs
Peter & Susan Whelan run a free range pig farm outs ide Slane. They produce gourmet sausages and dry cure their own bacon along with charcuterie. They also run a small herd of dexter cows.

Bealtaine Celebration Event
Hilda’s Homemade
Artisan producer of homemade luxury preserves, conserves, chutneys, jellies, fudge along with many other homemade delights. See the range on Facebook
Hog Roast Direct
Hog Roast direct is the north east’s premier Hog Roast and Catering Service. We are proud to serve the north east especially Dublin, carlingford and Belfast.
Handmade Soap Company
Excellent selection of locally produced soaps and skincare available to purchase in the Rock Farm Shop
Farm Fresh Organic Eggs for Sale

Farm Fresh Organic Eggs for Sale

Fresh Organic Eggs for Sale at Rock Farm Slane.

Organic Eggs for Sale – fresh from the Farm

The girls in the hen house have been busy and provided us with a bounty of delicious farm fresh organic eggs which we are selling directly through our Farm Office – Farm Shop.

Our Eggs are priced at €2.50 for half a dozen

If you love your fresh organic eggs then Register to receive our EGG-ALERT.  Simply text your mobile number to +353 87 342 0582 and we’ll add you to our WHATAPP group.  Whenever we have eggs for sale we’ll let you know so you can pop up and buy some.

TEXT EGG ALERT +353 (0) 87 342 0582

Include your name and ‘I love Eggs’ and we’ll add you to our WHATSAPP group.

Producer: Carina Mount Charles/Conyngham Licence No. 1109

Producer: Carina Mount Charles/Conyngham Licence No. 1109

 

 

 

Food Lovers Diary Dates for 2016

Food Lovers Diary Dates for 2016

Rock Farm Slane are delighted to be part of this year’s Boyne Valley Food Series.

We will be hosting 4 events taking place on the Farm between May to September

Rock Farm Slane presents, in association with the Boyne Valley Food Series, Slane Food Circle and Newgrange Gold:

  • Sunday 1st May 2016 – Bealtaine – Rock Farm
  • Saturday 7th May 2016 – Slane Food Circle 25km Electric Bike Tour – Starts from Rock Farm
  • Saturday 6th August 2016 – Ancient Grains Adventure – Starts from Rock Farm with walk and kayak to Newgrange Gold
  • Sunday 25th September 2016 – The Straw Festival – Rock Farm

Bookings will be taken via Eventbrite – please register to our NEWSLETTER for details for the launch of our Food Series ticket sales.

Show casing the best of the Boyne Valley on a plate!

Show casing the best of the Boyne Valley on a plate!

Download your copy of the 2016 Guide here

Join our team

Campsite & Facilities assistant role:

Rock Farm Slane are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, hands-on campsite & facilities assistant that is interested in learning the workings of an ecotourism operation.

Rock Farm Slane management and staff

This position will suit someone who loves the outdoors and has an interest in tourism/hospitality.

This position will be covered by several operators and we will be able to offer flexible hours including weekends.  The weekends are our busiest days of the week especially during the Summer and as such days off during the week are given in lieu of weekend hours.

You will be reporting directly into the Campsite Management team and would be working as part of a fun and motivated team who are passionate about delivering top quality guest experiences.

Duties will include:

  • Preparing firewood in accommodation and for campfires
  • Cleaning and lighting the hot tubs/pizza ovens and tending to the fire
  • Stocking up the firewood around the hot tub/pizza
  • Assisting with setting up and taking down bell tents
  • Waste management – emptying bins and the servicing of compost toilets
  • Assist housekeeping – where required
  • Mowing grass and weeding around the campsite
  • Gardening and composting
  • Assisting in related farm tasks
  • Preparing activities such as electric bikes for guests
  • Guest services – servicing client needs when required

Contract: This position is seasonal from the beginning of April until the end of October. That said, successful candidates may be considered for longer contracts as required by the business.

Salary:  Will be dependent on experience and will be discussed during interview

How to apply: Applications will be only be considered by email and must include a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and why you think you are suitable for the role along with a copy of your current CV. All applicants are asked to include contact details for references.  Please note that only successful candidates will be called for interview.

Housekeeping Roles:

We also have openings for candidates to join our housekeeping/cleaning team – if you are interested in applying please use the email address below sending us a covering letter, references and CV.

Email your application to: info@rockfarmslane.ie

About Rock Farm Slane

Established in 2013 we operate a back to nature eco-tourism holiday and adventure centre on our working organic farm here in Slane, Co Meath.  We employ, full and part time staff as well as seasonal staff to assist us with the smooth operation of the business.

Our accommodation offering includes a glamping site with 5 luxury yurts, 2 shepherd huts, a bell tent village as well as our 6 bedroom eco guest house The Lime House which offers year round facilities to guests looking to stay in the Boyne Valley.

The range of activities and experiences we offer guests as part of their stay include recreational tree climbing, electric bike tours of the region, kayaking, rafting and stand up paddle boarding.

Learn to Build with Straw at Rock Farm

Learn to Build with Straw at Rock Farm

This April see’s the first of 2 residential strawbale buiding courses at Rock Farm Slane. The course offers the perfect opportunity for those looking to set about their own eco build project to learn directly from Strawbuild.org tutors, Bee Rowan and Chris Hawker.

Course Dates:

Sunday 17th April 2016, Rock Farm Slane (residential only)

Sunday 25th September 2016, Rock Farm Slane (residential only)

Read more here

Strawbale Courses

 

GreenLeaders Platinum Level

GreenLeaders Platinum Level

TripAdvisor - Green Leader
We are delighted here at Rock Farm Slane to have successfully achieved Platinum level in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Programme.
 All green practices:
  • General
    • Tracks energy use
      Regularly measures and records energy use (at least 4 times a year)
    • Towel reuse programme
      Programme includes housekeeper training and regular checks
    • Linen reuse programme
      Programme includes housekeeper training and regular checks
    • Recycles waste
      Recycles at least two types of waste, such as paper, glass, plastic and cardboard.
    • Recycling bins in common areas
    • Staff training on green practices
    •  Staff trained at least once a year on implementing the Rock Farm’s green practices
    • Education for guests on green practices
      Guests can learn about the property’s green practices before or during their stay
    • At least 75% of interior lightbulbs are energy-efficient
      Energy efficient lightbulbs include compact fluorescent (CFL), LED, and T5/T8 fluorescent bulbs
  • Energy
    • Efficient laundry dryers
      Energy efficient laundry dryers are used 
    • Energy-saving lighting controls in public areas
      Sensors automatically turn off lights when they’re not needed
    • South facing overhangs keep building cool
      Reduces energy usually needed for air conditioning
    • Tree shading to keep building cool
      Reduces energy usually needed for air conditioning
‘Symphony of the Soil’ screening in Navan

‘Symphony of the Soil’ screening in Navan

Symphony of the Soil

The latest film from Deborah Koons Garcia, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL, will screen at the Solstice Arts Centre Navan on Thursday 18th February at 8pm. Tickets are €5

SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is a feature length film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most highly esteemed soil scientists, farmers, and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. In a skillful mix of art and science, soil is revealed to be a living organism, the foundation of life on earth.

The film inspires the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems including climate change, dead zones, water scarcity and world hunger.

Symphony of the Soil has enjoyed a wide range of venues from international gatherings such as the World Bank Film Festival in Argentina and the International Convention of Soil Scientists, to local gatherings. It has screened at many conferences, food, farming and film festivals as well as hundreds of community screenings around the world. Irish screenings have taken place in October 2015 at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield in Dublin and Ballymaloe Grainstore. www.symphonyofthesoil.com

The upcoming Navan screening is being organized by Navan GIY(Grow it Yourself) and Lill Coyne of Gardeners Dynamic.

BOOK CINEMA TICKETS HERE

For more details please contact:

Claire Oakes(Navan GIY) 087-6760157 or Lill Coyne (Gardeners Dynamic!) 087-1343063

 

BIOG: Deborah Koons Garcia is best known for her 2004 film, THE FUTURE OF FOOD, which brought the issues of genetically engineered crops and the corporate control of our food supply to the world stage and helped jumpstart the organic/local food movement.