Monmouthshire Food Festival is delighted that From Our Farm will be joining them for the first time with their delicious biltong whose production is controlled from field to finished product.
The George family, who will be attending the Monmouthshire Food Festival, has been rearing beef on Pembrokeshire land for more than four generations. Each generation has demonstrated a true passion for sustainable agriculture. They aspired to the highest standards and have refined their farming methods for over one hundred years.
They are proud to be a traditional, mixed Pembrokeshire farm. By this they mean that as well as grazing their cattle on pasture, they also utilise the land to grow a variety of arable crops, which ensures they have a steady supply of feed and bedding during the colder months. Additionally, all of the manure produced whilst housing our cattle throughout the winter is spread over our fields as a natural fertiliser, returning vital nutrients back to the soil and ensuring nothing goes to waste.
At the beginning of 2017, Rachel and Michael had the idea to take beef from the family farm and turn it into exceptional biltong, something that wasn’t well known in their corner of West Wales. Michael had come across biltong several years earlier during a visit to South Africa.
They made several trial batches using a homemade dryer consisting of a plastic storage tub, bathroom extractor fan and a light bulb! After tasting the biltong, they decided it was too good not to share! This started a twelve-month journey to develop the From Our Farm brand, perfect their recipes and move production out of their kitchen and into purpose-built premises.
Today the biltong dryer is a substantial state-of-the-art piece of equipment, very different from the experimental apparatus! They produce their biltong in small batches and ensure their products meet the same high standards that they strive for in all areas of their farm. Their biltong has complete provenance, they can trace each pack of biltong all the way back to the original animal ear tag.
For more information please visit: monmouthshirefoodfestival.co.uk