Nidd Wick Farm
In 2014, lawyer turned farmer Tim MacLean introduced 20 native Longhorn cattle to his fields and he has now introduced a beef box scheme with his grass-fed dry aged beef.
Tim farms at Nidd Wick Farm on the banks of the River Nidd near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire. His cows live outdoors all year round, are grass fed, have hay in the winter and then go on to calve in the spring.
You’ve probably heard of vegetable boxes, but why not get your meat treats delivered to your door too? It’s a great way of ensuring meat traceability as well as making sure you get really tasty meat without having to travel for it.
Whether you choose a small taster box or a family-sized box, each will contain a selection of sirloin and rump steaks, topside and silverside roasting joints, braising steak, casserole and mince. I recently cooked with the mince for a great chilli con carne, the succulent and deep-flavoured roast beef for Sunday lunch, and a mid-week dinner of Jamie Oliver’s beef and Guinness stew. Without doubt it was the most flavourful beef I have eaten.
Tim and his wife Jo sell their meat at local markets in Yorkshire and at food festivals in the area. Orders can be placed by calling 07816 328677 or by emailing email@example.com – an 8kg box will cost you £136.
By Ann Fugler, Yorkshire editor
10% discount on orders before Christmas. Please mention you are a GFC member when ordering.