Newsletter December 2020

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Mantel Farm Newsletter - December 2020

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas

With the shop all decorated for Christmas we are beginning to feel the festive spirit here at the farm, and the sudden cold snap means more mince pies by the fire!  After an incredibly long year, that has also flown-by (if that’s not a huge contradiction!) it was really nice to get the decoration box out of the loft and brighten up the shop with lights and tinsel. 


Although we are not having our usual 'Festive Friday Event' this year we will be offering tastings of our Apple Juice, Mead and Wines throughout December so why not pop in and try our handmade drinks by the fire?  We also have a few extra products available to help with your Christmas shopping in our new Eco-product cupboard including Beeswax Wraps and Furniture Polish - more info below...


Our shop is closing for a little longer than usual this Christmas, so don’t forget to stock up on your chicken feeds - in this latest version of lockdown we are still taking orders through our website for collection by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays, and our shop is open on Sundays 10am - 4pm until the 19th December.


We have also just been informed that chickens are to also have their own new set of lockdown rules due to the risk of Avian Infuenza!  This means from the 14th December all poultry and captive bird keepers need to house their birds and take extra precautions, such as cleaning and disinfecting equipment and footwear before entering bird enclosures.  We will send full details of this soon in a separate newsletter.


Christmas Trading Times:

Our shop is closed from Monday 21st December for Christmas & New Year   

We re-open Friday 8th January

Online orders placed during this period will be processed from Monday 11th January


View Courses...

Great new courses for 2021...

From making Sussex Trugs or Bath Bombs, to learning how to grow and use herbs or set up your own rural business... 

We have many new courses on offer, so why not take a look at our updated training pages?  A course booking or voucher makes a fantastic Christmas gift..

Visit The Shop...

New Beehive products...

Try our new Beeswax furniture polish - made from beeswax and a little linseed oil

Our Beeswax polish is handmade by Fern for Mantel Farm:

Good for the soul and amazing for the planet!

Ethical - Local - Natural 

This versatile polish is a great all-round wax polish for the home. You can naturally protect your wooden worktops, furniture and leather clothing.

Buy a Voucher...


Free Beeswax Wraps...

The perfect last minute Christmas Gift!

Special offer - receive a free Beeswax Wrap Pack when you order any training course voucher worth £95 or more:


Beeswax Wrap Details

Buy Now...

Sausages for sale...

Local - Great flavour - Free Range

After many years of breeding and rearing our own pigs here at Mantel Farm we are delighted to again be able to offer you great tasting Sausages.


Find out more about our Free-Range and exeptional tasting local sausages

Full Details...

A Bumblebee Experience Day...

New course for 2021

We are really excited to welcome Dr Nikki Gammons to join us at Mantel Farm with a Bumblebee Experience Day...

Not only will you enjoy a fun, informal day learning all about these incredible creatures in our gardens, you will also receive a free years membership to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Buy Now...

Beeswax Wraps...

Ethical - Reusable- Compostable 

Replace the plastic with these reusable wraps.  Great for breads, lunch box essentials, fruit, cheese, picnics, covering leftovers, salads and snacks.  

Self-sealing they lock in the natural freshness.  

Just wash and go again... Good for the soul and amazing for the planet!


Amandas Beekeeping Notes...

The effect on the bees of this warm and wet is various; in terms of disease, food stores and humidity.

While being largely confined indoors during this second lockdown, I have an inkling of how the bees might be feeling at the moment with the recent wet and windy, but mild, weather....





Product Note Status Price
Beeswax Wraps Beeswax Wraps
£12.95 *
Beeswax Polish Beeswax Polish
£5.95 *
Pork Sausages - Cracked Pepper Pork Sausages - Cracked Pepper
£4.95 *
Pork Sausages - Cumberland OUT OF STOCK Pork Sausages - Cumberland OUT OF STOCK
£4.95 *
Pork Sausages - Gluten Free Pork Sausages - Gluten Free
£4.95 *
Pork Sausages - Old English Pork Sausages - Old English
£4.95 *
Pork Sausages - Rosemary and Garlic Pork Sausages - Rosemary and Garlic
£4.95 *

Prices incl. VAT

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