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Beef boxes go on sale as shoppers want home delivery of food in Stamford and Rutland




Doorstep deliveries have become increasingly popular during the pandemic as many shoppers try to avoid busy supermarkets.

Demand for locally sourced food has also grown which is good news for farmers.

Ryhall farmer Olivia Achurch-Knight has seen a boost in business and has responded by launching beef boxes.

Olivia Achurch-Knight has started selling beef boxes from Gwash Valley in Ryhall
Olivia Achurch-Knight has started selling beef boxes from Gwash Valley in Ryhall

They are delivered the door and offer good quality meat in a covid-safe manner.

Olivia said: “Since the start of the pandemic we have noticed a real demand for locally sourced food and the delivery service is popular for people
who don’t want to leave home.”

Olivia is the third generation of her family to farm at Gwash Valley in Ryhall.

Olivia Achurch-Knight has started selling beef boxes from Gwash Valley in Ryhall (44244727)
Olivia Achurch-Knight has started selling beef boxes from Gwash Valley in Ryhall (44244727)

It is traditionally an arable farm but when she returned to the farm three years ago after leaving university, Olivia set about a new challenge and introduced a herd of Hereford Cross cattle.

She says the continued use of fertilisers to grow crops isn’t good for the soil, so rotating with cattle has long-term benefits for the land.

Olivia only keeps a dozen cattle which are bred by her family in Little Casterton.

They are fed solely on grass rather than grain or soya, which reduces the farm’s carbon footprint.

Olivia Achurch-Knight farms Hereford Cross cattle
Olivia Achurch-Knight farms Hereford Cross cattle

Olivia also believes it gives the meat a better taste and studies claim it increases the nutritional value.

The farm offers 5kg and 10kg boxes with a selection of roasting joints, steaks, mince and stewing steak.

Deliver is free within 10 miles of Ryhall.

To place an order visit www.gwashvalley.com



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