Succulent pasture-fed beef from the heart of Devon
With a self-service card machine, our on-site farm shop is open from 0900-1600 most days and accepts both cash and card. Whilst the shop is completely self-service, there's usually someone in the yard or office who will be happy to help you.
Pasture for Life
100% Pasture-fed doesn't just mean a diet of grass, it also includes a vast range of other plants growing in the sward, such as herbs, wildflowers and clover. This means our cattle gets a rich and varied diet. Something that isn't always the case with grain-based diets.
It's this diet that helps West Town Farm to produce premium quality marbled meat with a superb flavour.
Reared on Organic Land
The science-backed combination of our pasture-for-life certification, with our long-standing organic soil status, means that all our cattle benefit from the essential vitamins and minerals drawn up into the pasture from the soil.
Not only is this better for the animal's health, but also for the final consumer, who benefits from meat that has processed all these vitamins and minerals.
Butchered locally by Gages Farm in Ashburton, who share our high ethical standards for sustainability and animal welfare, our beef undergoes a 'no rush' hang of three to four weeks, meaning there is no compromise on flavour or tenderness.
Once packaged, we supply our local customers through our farmshop, as well as through local shops and restaurants in the Exeter and Okehampton area – direct from farm to table.
Our beef and lamb is butchered at Gages Farm (Ashburton), whilst our pork/sausages are butchered at Fordmore Farmshop (Cullompton). We have fresh meat weeks once every few months but our farm shop freezers are always packed with frozen cuts.
Feather Steak - £11/kg
Fillet Steak - £50/kg
Minute Steak - £16/kg
Rig Eye Steak - £33.50
Rump Steak - £28/kg
Sirloin Steak - £31/kg
Brisket - £17/kg
Rolled Rib - £18/kg
Topside Joint - £15/kg
Burgers - £8 per pack of 4
Beef Mince - £11/kg
Braising Steak - £13/kg
Lamb Chops - £18/kg
Lamb Leg Steaks - £19/kg
Lamb Mince - £13/kg
Leg of Lamb - £20/kg
Rolled Shoulder - £16/kg
Pork Belly - £14/kg
Sausages - £10.90/kg
Pasture for Life's Human Health Benefits Report
“In recent years there has been increasing scientific evidence of the benefits of eating pasture-raised and grass-fed meat and dairy. These are not just limited to animal welfare and the environment, but also include health benefits for humans.
Meat from animals fed only on a grass diet tends to be lower in total fat and also has a higher level of ‘good fats’ such as omega-3 fatty acids. Many scientific studies have been carried out comparing the crucial ratio of omega-3:omega-6 fatty acids in grass-fed compared to grain-fed beef. In all cases, the grass-fed ratio was better than the recommended level of 4:1, while most of the grain-fed were well above this level. Sixty per cent of the fatty acids found in grass are the omega-3 fatty acid Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), which is formed in green leaves."
"In 2011, the British Journal of Nutrition published a study, which concluded that eating moderate amounts of grass-fed meat for only four weeks, would give consumers healthier levels of these essential fats. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), another type of fatty acid, exhibits significant antioxidant activity and may be one of the most potent defences against heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Meat from fully grass-fed animals also contains considerably more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as beta-carotene and vitamin E, than meat from grain-fed animals."