With Christmas fast approaching, we’re well in to cockerel rearing season, here at Packington Free Range. Our Christmas cockerels…

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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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Open Farm Sunday 2016


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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Great Taste Awards 2015


The Great Taste Award results are in for 2015 and yet again Packington Pork was successful in the competition….

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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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Great Taste Awards 2014


Maybe the most coveted fine food awards, Packington followed up their success at the 2013 Great Taste Awards with a three…

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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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Mercer Farming Judged Best Farming and Wildlife Conservation Farm in Staffordshire


Yes, we’ve managed to do it again – only this time we’ve won an award with a difference which…

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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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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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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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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


If you’re baffled by weights and measures, how much to buy and different cuts when you visit your local…

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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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Triple award for Packington Free Range


Packington Free Range is celebrating their third award this year after winning a coveted “Special Award for Commitment to…

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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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