It’s been a busy month for us here Mad Gett’s farm…
After finally getting the go ahead to expand our lands, we’ve been super busy getting adjusted to our expanded lebensraum.
It’s always been our ambition to massively expand the original square of land that Josiah’s family originally held, so we’re overjoyed that we’re slowly getting there. The increased acreage that we now have out disposal has given us the space to expand our operations and diversify our products. We’re thankful to have produced our first crop of British herbs from our newly built poly-tunnels and are really excited to see where 2019 will take us next.
For the time being we’ve been adding some much needed infrastructure to our land here, so that we can reap back the dividend in the long-term…
Now taking orders from overseas
We’re happy to announce that starting in March we will be taking wholesale orders from our farm here in Norfolk to mainland. Increased interest in our British produce has come at just the right time and, despite the current tumultuous political climate, we’re in the process of signing a number of deals with our European friends in both Germany and France. We’ve always believed that the Mad Gett brand has the potential to become an international business, but we didn’t expect to get interest this soon. Our high-quality pork products will be winging their way out to farm shops and delicatessens in the EU by April.
Constructions begins on packing factory
Ongoing expansions has led to our packaging costs increasing exponentially, so we’ve taken the tactical decision to construct a packing factory that should go a long way to helping us cut down these costs. Of course, an entire packing factory doesn’t come cheap, we’ll spend the next few months commissioning architects and designers to mastermind a modern factory that should help us pack up all of our products here into environmentally friendly wooden crates and boxes. Once the factory is completed (hopefully before the end of the year) we’ll have more jobs open for the locals!
We take some pigs out to pasture
We love our pigs here, they’re an essential part of our business on Mad Gett’s Farm and many of them are descended from the sows that Josiah himself reared in the early days of his enterprise. There comes a time in many pig’s lives that they are simply of no more commercial use to the farm. At this point many farmers decide to send their animals off to an abattoir for a cheap farewell, but we believe that just because our animals aren’t profitable doesn’t mean that they should be killed. This week we packed of 4 of our old sows to a petting farm to retire. They’ve always been popular with visiting kids here, so it’s only fitting that they live out the rest of their days keeping other little ones entertained!
New dogs arrive on the farm!
Finally, just as we say goodbye to a few of our old friends, we say hello to two more! Jasper and Ginny are a couple of Australian Cattle Dogs who have certainly come a long way to stay with us. We’ve not had dogs on the Farm for a few years since we lost Old Meg, but we though it was time to bring some canine companionship back to Mad Gett’s. We’ll be training these two pups for the next few months, so keep an eye out for them on the blog!