Please note that orders received after 12 o’clock on a Thursday will not be despatched until the following Monday as chilled food cannot be delivered over a weekend as depots close and delivery slots are restricted. To ensure the product reaches you in the best possible condition as the correct temperatures, we advise that only mid-week delivery services are used.
We also offer the option of ordering and picking up from the farm shop. This service is free and saves money on the postage and packaging. It also gives you the opportunity to see our farm shop and maybe stop for a coffee in our lovely tea room.
If there is something that you cannot see or if you require delivery to outside mainland UK then please ring and we can quote you individually for this.
The packaging that we use for our meat boxes is a product called Woolcool.
The key component of Woolcool insulated packaging is pure wool; one of our most abundant and sustainable natural resources, being available in abundance as a by-product of rearing sheep.
The rise of man-made fibers has caused dwindling demand for wool and a low market value for fleeces, causing many sheep farmers to regard this by-product as waste rather than a valuable source of revenue.
At Saddleback we like the concept of making use of the resources around us and what better way to ensure the product reaches you in perfect condition than to deliver it using a material that it totally sustainable and biodegradable.
Once your products have arrived to you in the Woolcool packaging, you have a number of options. You can use it again and again for a similar sized box. Or recycle the various materials; the wool insulation is totally compostable and biodegradable and therefore can be recycled, releasing valuable nitrates back into the soil.
Should you want to actually make use of the wool material after it arrives in your meat box, you can take the wool out of the MDPE film used to enclose the fleece and use it in things such as lining your hanging baskets or insulating your vegetables.
The cardboard delivery boxes are also produced using recycled material and are recyclable at local authority waste depots.
The beef is raised on the farm where we have total control over how the animals are treated and the life that they enjoy as they are with us from conception.
The chicken and pork are both sourced from local producers and are incredibly good quality.
The venison is particularly high in protein and low in cholesterol and is sourced from the local estate where we do all the stalking ourselves to ensure total control over the quality of the animal.
All the cuts are vacuum packed for freshness and can be frozen. You are welcome to place an order for collection from the shop, this way you do not need to pay for postage.
If the meat in your box isn’t quite right for you, then why not create your own box with our Bespoke Box where you can chose exactly the quantity of the cuts you prefer.