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Headingley Pig Co-op
The Headingley Development Trust is known and respected for its monthly, FARMA certified Farmer’s Market. Its commitment to local produce is also reflected in the Pig and Fowl Cooperatives in conjunction with award-winning and Soil Association registered, Swillington Organic Farm. These community supported agriculture (CSA) schemes aim to procure meat to the highest animal welfare standards and supports local farming by giving the farmer a secure market. They have really taken off in Headingley. The Co-ops are open to all and are periodically open to new members!
Swillington Organic Farm is situated between Swillington and Woodlesford on the edge of Leeds. It has won the award for BEST YORKSHIRE MEAT PRODUCER 2007 and is registered with the Soil Association as a certified organic farm. For more information see www.swillingtonorganicfarm.co.uk.
To join there is a one-off payment of £3 for HDT members (£6 non-members) to cover administration costs for each of the co-ops. Then there is a monthly sum to be paid and then a date set for your meat to be collected from the Market.
If you join our pig co-op scheme you will receive:
* 1 joint,
* 1 pack of sausages,
* 1 pack of bacon,
* 1 other item to be chosen from diced pork, minced pork, chop, steak etc
The price for this will be £16. The cost for sixth month supply is therefore £96 + £3 admin fee for HDT members and £6 for non HDT members (£99 or £102). Please note that the pork is not fully organic as the pigs get non-GM feed, but this is not organic. The pigs are fully outdoor reared to the highest animal welfare standards.
If you would like to be part of the scheme please visit www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org and visit our Co-Op page which has the application form to download.
NB: you will have to wait till the next round of membership intake.