Elmwood Organic - every 2nd Friday from Feb 17th 2017.

My husband Regan manages Elmwood which is a BioGro certified farm in Hororata.   We own around 40 pigs and lease a paddock from the farm where they run.  We buy beef and lamb from the farm and trade as Elmwood Organic where we sell weekly meat packs to families in the Selwyn and Christchurch areas. We are about to start trading at Prebbleton Community Market which is the first Sunday of each month. A little bit about the farm and our philosophy… We are based in Hororata and have been farming here for 28 years.  Our philosophy in farming organically stemmed from our fathers and his fathers farming practices which began in Oxford over 90 years ago.  By continuing to farm organically we believe in taking a holistic approach that is friendlier on the animals, environment and soil, producing food the way it should be.  Our BioGro certification is your assurance that our animals are antibiotic free, chemical free, 100% free range, cage/crate free.  Our animals roam free beneath Canterbury skies where our cattle and sheep graze on tall mixed pastures. Our pigs get to eat grass, dig for roots and also enjoy eating grains produced on the farm. Our hens spend their days in leisure scratching in the grass and also enjoy eating grains from the farm, flap wherever they please whilst mingling with other animals and also lay an egg when they feel like it.  We are committed to promoting sustainable practices within our business and beyond.  We have recently introduced cardboard cartons and degradable plastic bags to deliver our meat