Category Archives: Business

Stop Press: United Kingdom Great Taste Awards 2010

 Of all the UK’s food award schemes, the GREAT TASTE AWARDS is considered by far the most important. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, it is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. GREAT TASTE is to speciality food and drink … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Gelato, Goats, Ice Cream, July 2010, Life, Smallholding | 10 Comments

Getting It Wrong

  One of the things about running a food & farming business, is that you get plenty of checks & balances imposed upon you; including regular no-notice inspections from various organisations.  So it was no surprise when a silver Freelander … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Culture, Diary, Farming, Goats, June 2010, Life, Livestock, Music | 4 Comments

Festive Season

Well, it might not seem so, for most readers; as I suspect many equate the ‘Festive Season’ with the deep midwinter celebrations of Christmas & New Year, those brave attempts to lift us out of the dreary doldrums of dark days & stormy, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Blogroll, Business, Diary, Festivals, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Restaurants, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Going Potty

Blimey, another busy day.  Following yesterday’s pasteurisation the mix was left to mature overnight; allowing the ingredients to mingle & create a more subtle, sophisticated & stable gelato than one literally made ‘in the raw’.  Granted, if we had our … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Business, Dairy, Diary, Goats, Ice Cream, Smallholding | 5 Comments

Public Relations

  Yet again – no rest for the wicked! After milking & morning chores I headed over the lovely Prescelli Mountains backed by a sapphire-sparkling, crystal-blue sea; & across to the picturesque stone-scaped market town of Narberth, for another fantastically-informative True Marketing course – with … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, March 2009, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments

Oh, **!?!** Sugar!

 And we’re not talking about the *ahem* loveable ‘Cabbage Patch Doll’ visage of cuddly old Sir Alan, here…. After the wonderful weather of the past few days, the morning dawned disappointingly overcast; & in fact, remained oppressively foggy throughout, down here in our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Local Produce, March 2009, Markets, Organic Produce, Smallholding, Supermarkets | 1 Comment

Safer Food, Born & Bread…..

“Jo, did you want to attend the forthcoming refresher course?” Irene’s voice inquired on the other end of the ‘phone.  “It’s just that this is the last one we’re running for the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health’s Intermediate Food Safety qualification…..”  Her … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Selling Soulfully

One of the things which has perplexed me about our business (& indeed business in general), has been the singularly grey area for us – that of sales.  Whilst our natural enthusiasm for & thorough knowledge of our product has … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Wales | 2 Comments

The Other Side of the Coin

  Whilst we’ve been very busy of late here on the Ffarm, of course there is more to it than purely agriculture (involved though that inevitably is).  Our business is multi-faceted: we run a farm, craft gelato – & of course … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Local Produce, Markets, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

The Great Escape

What an emotional rollercoaster of a day. It began with a form of – if there is such a thing – frenetic tranquillity: the still clearness of a gentle new day punctuated with the typically bustling round of chores as … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Equine, Life, Livestock, Locality, November 2008, Smallholding | 4 Comments