LAST ORDERS: TUESDAY 18th December 2018
COLLECTION DATES: 20th – 22nd December 2018
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.
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.
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If you would like further help on sizing your turkey, please call the office on 041 988 4861 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of adults and children you’ll be feeding.
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.
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:
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
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 (email@example.com) 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:
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
(t) 041 988 4861
*Payment details provided overleaf.
We can accept payment of both deposit and balance payments via bank transfer (Bank of Ireland) or PayPal. Please see below:
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
IBAN- IE84 BOFI 9033 2243 7883 79
BIC – BOFIIE2D
Sort Code – 90 33 22
Send 20% of the total amount to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)
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
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.
Kayaking & Rafting are also available please see our Activities Page for more details.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rock Farm Slane soon!
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.
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
Entry 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.
Each of the Slane Food Circle producers will be at the farmers market so you will get to meet them and hear their story.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bookings will be taken via Eventbrite – please register to our NEWSLETTER for details for the launch of our Food Series ticket sales.
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.
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:
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
Sunday 17th April 2016, Rock Farm Slane (residential only)
Sunday 25th September 2016, Rock Farm Slane (residential only)
Read more here
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.
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.