Kielder Organic Meats
Meats is owned and operated by Colin and Michelle Anderson,
their farm, Dunterley, is situated at Dunterley, Bellingham,
Northumberland, nestling in the North Tyne Valley where the livestock
grazes around the very picturesque Kielder Water and on the banks
of the Tyne. Kielder was named as one of the least polluted areas
in the country by Country Life Magazine, which assessed the impact
of air, noise and light pollution.
Charles and Camilla Meet Charles and Camilla
Prince Charles and The
Duchess of Cornwall visited Kielder Organic Meat today and were
introduced to their namesakes two organic Aberdeen Angus cattle
named after the Royal couple on the occasion of their wedding
The Royal couple were given a tour of parts of Dunterley Farm
and its Farmshop then took tea and sampled some of the farms
organic meats, which included the Princes, favorite organic mutton,
in the farmhouse kitchen.
Colin and Michelle Anderson have been changing to be fully organic
over the last four years. The organic process is now complete
with full Soil Association approval. Since becoming fully organic
Dunterley has been a runaway success.
This is already their second meeting with the Royal Family. Earlier
in the year they were invited with their daughter, Tracy, to
a garden party at Buckingham Palace and were specially selected
to meet with Prince Philip and Prince Edward and had a lengthy
conversation with them about the way they farm.
Dunterley,s Farm Shop is situated in the farmyard, selling the
farm,s own organic lamb, beef, pork and eggs alongside locally
grown vegetables and local produce. Works on a bakery and coffee
shop on the farm will start in 2007. Visitors will be able to
see a working farm in operation as they sip coffee and buy their
produce. Colin and Michelle are great believers in letting their
customers see how all the food is produced and always happy to
let people have a trip around the farm.
Jamie Oliver has been a huge influence on the couple who are
now organising school visits to the farm to enable urban children
to see just where healthy food comes from. A plan to send food
to the urban schools, for the pupils to cook and serve to their
teachers and parents, is underway. As Colin and Michelle say
"We are happy to invest in these kids as we see them as
our future customers.
As Colin and Michelle tend to the livestock they have observed
that they are also helping to protect wildlife habitats - now
they see twice as many song birds, curlews, lapwings and grouse
sharing the pastures with their stock. They feed the animals
food grown on their own land, peas barley and oats - all completely
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