It’s not just about Pigs!

It’s not just about Pigs!

Western Morning News Clip January 27th 2012

It’s not just about the pigs! Border Terrier Jack is a special little chap!

“I am Andrew Freemantle the owner of Jack the dog. In the Western Morning News (Jan. 17th) a reader, Peggy Cheney wrote a letter in about him, offering to start a fan club because he had such a happy face.

I can tell Peggy and anyone else who is interested, that Jack has lived at Kenniford Farm since 1997 when he was born, so he his 16 this year, which is 100 in dog years!

Whenever we have the press on the farm he is always interested in what’s going on, which is why he tends to get photographed a lot. He loves coming with me in the tractor and has spent hours keeping me company as I work in the fields.

He has also travelled all over the Westcountry, going to farm sales. Despite his age he still likes to go for long walks every day, but as I write this his is fast asleep snoring by the aga.

He is an excellent example of why Border Terriers are so popular. They have a long life expectancy, are very loyal, reasonably obedient, good with kids, and are very easy to look after.

I often recommend Borders to people who see him when they visit our farm shop. So thank you Peggy for noticing what a special little chap he is!”


Western Morning News Clip January 27th 2012

Western Morning News Clip January 27th 2012

It’s not just about the pigs! Border Terrier Jack is a special little chap!

“I am Andrew Freemantle the owner of Jack the dog. In the Western Morning News (Jan. 17th) a reader, Peggy Cheney wrote a letter in about him, offering to start a fan club because he had such a happy face.

I can tell Peggy and anyone else who is interested, that Jack has lived at Kenniford Farm since 1997 when he was born, so he his 16 this year, which is 100 in dog years!

Whenever we have the press on the farm he is always interested in what’s going on, which is why he tends to get photographed a lot. He loves coming with me in the tractor and has spent hours keeping me company as I work in the fields.

He has also travelled all over the Westcountry, going to farm sales. Despite his age he still likes to go for long walks every day, but as I write this his is fast asleep snoring by the aga.

He is an excellent example of why Border Terriers are so popular. They have a long life expectancy, are very loyal, reasonably obedient, good with kids, and are very easy to look after.

I often recommend Borders to people who see him when they visit our farm shop. So thank you Peggy for noticing what a special little chap he is!”


Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2008

Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2008

St David’s Farm Practice would like to congratulate Andrew Freemantle of Kenniford Farm near Exeter for winning the Pig Farmer of the Year Award at the Farmers Weekly Awards 2008

“Andrew won the award because of his progression, development and dedication to all aspects of the buisness in the face of adversity whilst maintaining the highest standars giving him both RSPCA Freedom Foods & LEAF certification.

His farm shop has built up a good reputation locally and along with supplying free range pork from his 280 sow herd to catering, retail and processing clients he also runs a busy hog roasting service, catering vans from three Countrywide stores and at many local shows.

Andrew has been a client and a friend of the practice for a number of years and we look forward to working with him and seeing the farm progress further in the future.”


NFU Young Farmer of the Year

NFU Young Farmer of the Year

NFU Farming Excellence Awards 2004

Andrew Freemantle- Kenniford Farm

Young Farmer of the Year - Regional Winner


Email of 25th September 2011

Email of 25th September 2011

 Hello Andrew

Just a quick note but with a huge thank you for providing such a splendid meal for so many people at Jake and Jackie’s wedding at Fursdon last week. I have lost count of the number of people who have said that it was the best pork they have ever tasted and that the crackling was AMAZING. I’ve heard similar reports on the halal lamb and indeed all comments on the catering offer high praise indeed. Your business is to be highly recommended and I will be passing on the word, as will the guests who have all been hugely impressed.

Please would you also pass on my thanks to your staff. They were  professional, calm, committed and reassuring throughout the event, worked incredibly hard and noticed just what was needed. The young lasses who served at the drinks reception and finished preparing the canapes were absolutley splendid - quietly competent, patient, responsive and efficient, as were the bar staff too. They worked later than expected as timescales slipped and were very concerned to not leave until everything was done. A trully remarkable operation and very much appreciated.

With very best wishes to you all

Tish Elliott


Email of 23rd September 2011

Email of 23rd September 2011

Dear Andrew

Have been meaning to e mail you to say how much everyone enjoyed the hog roast you provided for the Druce wedding at the Old Rectory in Chulmleigh on 10th September – especially the crackling – it was to die for!!!  How did you do it – we all want to know!

The pig and the salads were all delicious and you and your staff were a delight to work with so many thanks from a very satisfied wedding party!

Best wishes

Christine Druce


Email of 19th September 2011

Email of 19th September 2011

Dear Andrew

I just want to send to you an e-mail to say that the hog roast you provided for our Evening Wedding Reception (23rd July 2011) was amazing. Our Wedding guests commented highly on the flavour and texture of the meat and your staff were very friendly and extremely efficient.

I tried to send a few photos of the hog roast for your amusement but it was unable to deliver.
Please can you thank your staff that served the hog, a great job all round. Thanks again
Lenita and Mike Tindall


Email of 21st September 2011

Email of 21st September 2011

Hello,
I was a guest at a wedding reception last weekend at Fursdon House and wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for providing such excellent food. The canapes were a delightful introduction to the more substantial traditional hog roast alongside the equally delicious Halal lamb roast. All the members of your team I spoke with were friendly and seemd genuinely happy to talk to my two young boys and myself as I explained what was happening whilst the pig was roasting.
Once again, thank you!
Paul Gregory


Email of 1st September 2011

Email of 1st September 2011

Hi Andrew,
 
The Hog Roast was FANTASTIC – so tender and melt in the mouth, simply delicious- Thankyou.We had lots of compliments.We enjoyed the ‘lost ‘stuffing the next day!
 
Ed did really well ( very clever to have a look-alike !) I do hope Tricia is OK.
 
Thankyou,

Regards,
Do Heath
P.S. You arranged fantastic weather too – such a magical sunset— is this service extra??


Email of 5th September 2011

Email of 5th September 2011

Hi
Thanks for the WONDERFUL piggy we had last Monday (Bank Holiday)

Hopefully another “piggy” next year!!

Thank you

Chris Tozer