With the weather being fairly bleak this time of year, we often don’t want to venture outside. Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting your feet up with a nice cuppa and a biscuit (or two). So we’ve got everything you need in the farm shop to cosy up with a range of treats from some…

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Adapted from a Nigel Slater recipe, this rice pudding has a twist of warmth and sweetness thanks to the addition of ginger and fruit. Nigel writes: “The baking time here is approximate. Rice pudding will be ready in its own time and will thicken or not as the mood takes it. The good thing is…

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Yellow welly-wearing cheesemaker, Chris Sandham of Rostock Dairy in Lancashire uses milk from the herd here at Low Sizergh to create three award-winning kinds of cheese: Kendal Creamy, Kendal Crumbly, and Kendal Crumbly with Red Onion. They take pride of place in our farm shop cheese counter. Kendal Creamy is also the star ingredient in…

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farm diversification at low sizergh barn

In April 1984, milk quotas limited how much a farmer could produce. This prompted us to start diversifying. 35 years on, our family dairy farm is home to our lovely farm shop, and 2020 will see the opening of a new caravan and campsite on the farm. So, what exactly does diversification mean here at…

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It’s January and Seville oranges are briefly in season. Now is the time to whip up a batch of marmalade to see you through to next year. This recipe adds ginger and rum for a warming twist. Ingredients Makes about 7 x 340ml jars 1kg Seville oranges juice of 1 lemon 2kg granulated sugar 75-100g…

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We love Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s soup philosophy: ‘We invented fire. We roasted meats. We made pots. We cooked soup. That’s the story of culinary evolution in a nutshell. It hasn’t got much further, really, bar the odd soufflé, and why should it? For the apex of culinary achievement, you really need look no further than a top-notch soup.’ His recipe for…

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sustainable dairy farming at Low Sizergh Barn

In light of the climate change crisis, many recent headlines call for a shift to exclusively plant-based diets. However, sustainable dairy farming and low-greenhouse gas emission systems of livestock production can actually present major opportunities for climate adaptation as well as generating benefits to human health. So, what are we doing at Low Sizergh to…

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The last Sunday of November marks ‘Stir Up Sunday’, where families would traditionally prepare to make the best Christmas pudding or best Christmas cake yet. While there are many, many traditions that we love to get stuck into, there isn’t always enough time for all of them. So we thought we’d share some of our…

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We’ve recently welcomed in some Highlander sheep to Low Sizergh Farm. Whilst it was normal to find dairy farmers raising sheep as breeding stock or producing lambs forty years ago, it is now far less common. So, why have we decided to increase the number of sheep grazing our farmland? Our previous flock was only…

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muck spreading at Low Sizergh Farm environmental improvements in techniques for manure management

At Low Sizergh Farm, we are tackling something that has been part of the farming cycle for centuries – manure management. When done well, it benefits the soil of our organic farm, the pasture, and the farm’s dairy herd whilst also reducing air pollution. Muck-spreading is important for both livestock rearing and the annual farming…

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