Patshull Activity Centre Annual Update


Patshull Activity Centre recently sent us their annual update. They offer an amazing facility that serves the whole community….

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Pancake Day – Our favourite recipes


This Pancake Day, we invite you to elevate your pancake experience with our exceptional free-range white eggs. Sourced from…

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Building Dreams, One Brick at a Time: The Kids’ Village Charity and the Gift of Land


In the heart of philanthropy lies the power to transform lives, and one organisation that stands out in making…

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Consider replacing the traditional turkey with a cockerel this Christmas – it’s the savvy choice



The holiday season is creeping up fast. It’s a time for traditions, gathering with loved ones, and indulging in…

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Patshull Activity Centre


We recently received a lovely update from the folk at the Patshull Activity Centre and we wanted to share…

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Egg Common Misconceptions


Eggs are one of the best, and most affordable, sources of complete protein there is. They are full vitamins…

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Award-Winning Christmas Cockerel


There’s now just two weeks left to place your order for your award-winning Packington Free Range Christmas Cockerel.

Winning the…

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Christmas Shortage


Has the Christmas Poultry shortage got you in a flap?

With the number of Avian Influenza (e.g. Bird Flu) cases…

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100 years of family farming


Throughout 2022 marks a huge milestone for the Mercer family, we are celebrating 100 years of family farming in…

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Have you seen our Egg Vending Machines?


We’ve been busy here at Packington HQ, and one project we’ve been working hard on, is designing and planning…

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Tree Planting at Patshull Estate


It’s not just our animals we believe in providing the best for, but also our environment. The new tree…

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Onsite Farm Education Returns


Spring is in the air, and with it, it means our onsite farm education returns. With the first visit…

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Supporting the Scouts


We’re very proud of our charity and community work here at Packington, and none more so than that of…

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Our Easter orders are now open


If you follow our social media pages, you will already be aware that our orders are now open for…

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We’ve launched our White Eggs


We’ve recently launched our new White Eggs and we wanted to share some chicken & egg truths.

Here at Packington we are…

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Here at Packington Free Range, we wanted to reassure all our customers, that in the current coronavirus outbreak, as…

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Great Taste backs Packington Free Range across the board


We are very proud to announce that Packington Free Range has been awarded NINE Great Taste Awards for 2020!


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Some Fabulous Feedback


We always appreciate feedback, good and bad. But, in trying times such as these, a few positive words from…

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Farm Fresh Revolution charity extends food drops to help those in need during Covid-19 crisis


At a time when good news seems hard to come by, we wanted to share a positive update from…

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Packington Chickens land on The Falkland Islands


Rearing chickens is an eventful business! It’s full of challenges, surprises, lessons and best of all, opportunities!

Earlier this year,…

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Our Christmas Shop is open!


We’re thrilled to announce our Christmas Shop is open for business and ready to tempt your tastebuds with lots…

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Packington Free Range wins big at the Great Taste Awards 2019


We’re delighted to have received seven 2019 Great Taste Awards, including an unprecedented two, YES TWO,…

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Packington Free Range becomes sole supplier of Free Range Chicken to Harrods


We are thrilled to announce that just before Christmas, Alec secured a contract to have his Free Range Chickens…

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Unfortunately, due to the risks posed to the UK pig industry by African swine fever in China and Western…

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Happy customers make for a Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from everyone at Packington Free Range. It’s been a very good start to 2019, for Packington Free…

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Love Your Leftovers – Get the best value for money from your Packington Free Range Purchase


Our Packington Free Range recipe cards have always been successful with our butchers, farm shops and customers. Last year,…

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See Us on Social Media


We’ve been steadily building our social media presence, across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the last year. And it’s…

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Packington Free Range Is Not Closing: A Case Of Mistaken Identity



We just want to clear up a little customer…

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We frequently run competitions for our butchers and direct customers. We’ll link to our latest competitions from this page,…

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Record Open Farm Sunday for Packington


More than 4,000 visitors flocked to Packington Fields Farm on Sunday 11th June, to show support for…

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Packington Free Range launch new website


Welcome to our new website. It’s been a few months in the making but we’re really pleased with the…

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Updates from the farm


Great last couple of months on the farm. We’ve had Tom Kerridge and James Martin to visit.

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A successful day on the Farm


Open Farm Sunday raised an amazing amount this year.

We were able to donate £2268.26 to County Air Ambulance Trust


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If pigs could fly they still wouldn’t leave Packington


Reporter HELEN MACHIN went to Packington Pork to find out more about their free-range pigs.

“DOGS look up to us….

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Ranieri has gone from The Tinkerman to ‘The Sausageman’


Claudio Ranieri has gone from The Tinkerman to ‘The Sausageman’ after a local Leicester butchers produced an Italian version…

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News from Roy at Packington Pork


Well how things have changed over the last twenty-something years, including the little boys I played football with in…

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Education Update


This is the second year of the education project ran by Packington Free Range. From September to October and…

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Open Farm Sunday 2015 – Perfect Weather for a Family Day out


What perfect weather for a family day out! Open Farm Sunday is a fabulous chance for farmers across the…

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Open Farm Sunday 2015


Planning is now well underway for Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 7th June between 10am and 3pm.

Open Farm Sunday…

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OFS 2015 Workshop


In preparation for this year’s Open Farm Sunday some of our team have been off on a workshop training…

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Cockerel Feedback


So after a very busy Christmas period we have finally got all our feedback from our cockerel in. We…

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Open Farm Sunday – A big success


Well what an amazing first open farm Sunday! Never did we imagine that we would end up with over…

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Open Farm Sunday


Open Farm Sunday

8th June 2014

10am till 3pm at

Packington Fields Farm

Tamworth Road, Lichfield

WS14 9PN


Free admission and ample parking


Day activities include


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Rob is a video STAR


Rob Mercer was filmed recently for an Abel and Cole promotional video on our free range pigs.

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Thank You All


Farmers from across England have recorded a special ‘Thank you’ video to show their gratitude to everyone who buys…

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Linking Environment And Farming Award


We’re really proud to report that we’ve recently become a LEAF Marque farmer (Linking Environment and Farming). To secure our…

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Seeing Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2013


They’ve been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize’; the heavily…

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BBQ Up a Storm With New Packington Recipes


So after a very, very long winter, and a pretty snowy spring, the summer of 2013 is finally shaping…

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Packington Make the M&S Cut!


The 2012 Marks and Spencer’s Farming for the Future Awards saw a record number of entries, and this year…

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Kate Humble Finds a Sponsor in Packington


This Thursday marks the start of the 32nd Lichfield Festival, and we’ll be there!

Packington is proud to be sponsor…

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Meet Us at Meat Up!


The only dedicated UK meat industry show, Meat Up, is taking place at Birmingham’s NEC this week, and Packington…

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Packington Flies Home with a Highly Commended from the RSPB Awards


Every year the RSPB: Nature of Farming Awards celebrates the commendable work that farmers are doing to help sustain…

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MD’s Charity Cycle Challenge


Packington joint MD Rob Mercer has recently ventured off the farm and cross-country on a mission to be proud…

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Packington Stockists Shine with Industry Awards



Three of Packington’s major UK stockists have been busy this Spring, not only with bringing home the bacon, but…

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Packington in Parliament



In early February, the Packington team were invited down to London for the day, to attend the 2013 Staffordshire…

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Try a Bacon Sarnie With a Twist: The Staffy Sandwich


It’s Bacon Connoisseur’s Week, so it goes without saying we needed to get involved.  As you know, we love…

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Thank You Nicole, from the Packington Team!


In light of our new recipes being going live this week, we would like to say a huge thank…

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Cockerel makes a ‘flying’ visit to the Heart of England Fine Foods!


Here’s your invitation to planning the perfect Christmas day dinner; The Taste Kitchen at the Heart of England Fine…

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Packington Get a Good Seasoning!


We’ve got some very exciting news to share with you…Packington Free Range and Seasoned Cookery School are going to…

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The Christmas Cockerel: It’s back and bigger than ever!


Fancy impressing the family with something a little different for Christmas Day dinner? Our free-range cockerels, rich in flavour…

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Packington Dine Out on Successes at Taste of Staffordshire


Last Monday we attended the prestigious Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards – and what an evening it was!…

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Packington Add Shiny New ‘Good Pig Award 2012’ To Collection


We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded The Good Pig Award by Compassion in World Farming as part…

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Feast your ‘Pork Pies’ on this!


We’re thrilled to announce that the homemade Packington Free Range pork pie produced by Packington Moor Farm Shop, has…

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Antony Worrall Thompson cooks up a Packington storm at Lichfield Food Festival


Last weekend, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to be involved with Lichfield Food Festival and provide…

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Latest RSBP Survey Results


At Packington, animal welfare is key to everything we do, and as well as ensuring that our pigs, chickens…

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A visit from Winshill Primary School


Last month, staff and pupils from Winshill Village Primary School in Burton on Trent visited us for a day…

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Butcher’s Buying Guide


We’ve put together this Butcher’s Buying Guide to help reassure that there really isn’t anything easier than buying from…

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The Bridge Short Stay School


In September, we donated two of our pigs along with feed, straw, a feed trough and drinkers to a…

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Packington’s Jubilee Celebrations


We had a fantastic jubilee weekend and it was great to see the whole community get together and celebrate…

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Packington Free Range recognised in the 2012 Pig & Poultry Marketing Awards


We’re very pleased to announce that we have won yet another award to add to our rapidly growing collection….

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The New Bird in Town this Easter


Chicks usually tend to steal the limelight over Easter (8th April 2012), but this year there’s a new bird…

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“Yum’s” the Word with our Mother’s Day Recipes


We all know that our own mum’s Sunday roast is the best there is, and she’s had plenty of…

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day with our Romantic Recipe


Whether you’ve already found that special someone or are trying to impress a new Valentine, a romantic meal for…

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A Visit From the Burton Mail


We’re always keen for people to visit the farm to see the work that we’re incredibly proud of, so…

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Our expansion plans for higher quality and lower carbon footprint


At Packington Pork, we rear our pigs using two different methods; outdoor bred and free range.

As part of the…

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Christmas Coverage for Packington Free Range


The run up to Christmas has seen some fantastic coverage of Packington Free Range in the media, especially for…

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Packington Free Range on C4’s Drop Down Menu


The world of TV is a fast-paced one. It took just nine days from start to finish for C4’s…

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Trainee Pig Farmer of the Year Awards


We’re incredibly proud to announce that our apprentice stockwoman Emily Ward has been named runner-up Trainee Pig Farmer of…

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Painting the town red… and blue and orange and green!


A few weeks back we told you that we were embarking on an exciting new venture, sponsoring the Lichfield…

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A parade of pigs in Lichfield


What could be a more perfect association for us here at Packington Free Range, than a local festival that’s…

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Compassion In World Farming


It’s official – we need another mantelpiece!  Some of the team were invited to the Good Farm…

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Toast the Roast at Malmaison


Malmaison Hotel in Manchester has launched a new promotion called ‘toast the roast’ with our very own Packington Free…

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Barton-under-Needwood’s very own gold rush


Olympic fever may be gripping the nation, but for Barton-under-Needwood the Gold medals have been flocking in a little…

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Packington Free Range wins Pig Producer of the Year award


We are delighted to announce that Packington Free Range has been awarded the coveted title of Pig Producer of the…

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