Combe Estate News

The Air Quality (Domestic Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

May 24, 2021

As a result of The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 introduced on the 1st of May this year we have changed the way we sell our firewood.

The regulations are designed to prevent the sale of wet firewood and reduce the release of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.

We have always strived to ensure that our firewood is properly seasoned and, aim for our barn seasoned wood to be sold at around 20% moisture content when an average reading is taken.  This is done by splitting a log, taking two readings from the inside surface and one from the outside to give an overall average.

The new regulations prevent the sale of non-certified firewood with a moisture content of less than 20% in quantities of less than 2 cubic metres.  Whilst our aim is to sell our wood as dry as possible, we cannot guarantee that our barn seasoned fire wood will consistently give moisture readings of less than 20%. This is because we do not force dry our barn seasoned wood and rely on air circulation under cover to bring down the moisture content. As a result of the new regulations we will be unable to sell our barn seasoned firewood in quantities less than 2 cubic metres.

Please find guidance below on how to further dry your logs at home.

Advice Sheet for drying logs

We will continue to sell our klin dried firewood in 1 cubic meter units.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01404 45576.

 

We are hiring!

May 24, 2021

Assistant Forester/Tree Surgeon/Arborist

We are looking for a qualified and energetic Forester to join our team to assist with the management of 850 acres of forestry on the Estate.

The ideal candidate will have relevant arboricultural qualifications (Essential CS30/31 preferable CS32/34/35/39 Climbing and Aerial Rescue) and experience, be willing to work hard within a small team and use their own initiative when required. A full clean driving licence is required and tractor driving qualifications are desirable.
Primary areas of work will include Tree felling, pruning and plantation maintenance as well as working within the firewood business. In addition there will be times when the applicant will be required to work with the rest of the estate team on general estate management duties such as fencing and rural projects.

Combe Estate offer a competitive package commensurate with experience to include 20 days leave in addition to public holidays, pension and private healthcare. Uniform and PPE is provided as well as additional vocational training.

Please apply in writing by email to :-
recruitment@combeestate.com

New milk vending machine at the farm shop!

March 1, 2021

You asked and we listened, following lots of requests for a milk vending machine and organic milk we decided to partner with Hollis Mead Organic Dairy Farm so we can offer delicious, organic milk any time of the day.

Milk is a daily staple for many people.  By choosing locally supplied organic milk through our vending machine your choice can have the following benefits:-

·         Enjoy the taste of delicious grass fed organic, non homogenised, milk high in nutrients and natural goodness.

·         Support local producers and retailers by cutting out the large processors from the supply chain.

·         Avoid lengthy supermarket queues when all you need is milk for you morning cuppa, cereal or cooking ingredient – our vending machine is operational 24 hours a day.

·         Reuse your own glass bottle or recyclable container to reduce waste and plastic pollution.

·         The machine is refilled daily so you are always getting the freshest of milk direct from the farm where it was produced.

The vending machine will be positioned outside of the shop so it can be accessed at any time and you can use our 1 litre glass bottles or use your own re-usable receptacle so it couldn’t be easier to fill up on fresh milk without having to go into a busy shop.

Call the shop to find out more – 01404 519093

Or

Visit Hollis Mead Website

 

 

We are hiring!

February 27, 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Do you want to be part of a successful team working with a great local business who are supporting the rural economy in East Devon?

If you have excellent administrative skills & want to work flexibly, then this could be the opportunity for you.

We have a new vacancy for a role as Administrative Support at our HQ based near Honiton.    As part of the administrative function you will play an important part in supporting our growing business.

If you have excellent administrative and communication skills; you’re good with IT and office software; organised and able to juggle multiple priorities, then please contact us for more details.

Contract:  Permanent, part time (24 hours per week minimum), salary in the region of £20,000 per annum, pro rata.

For an application pack, please contact recruitment@eastdevonhr.co.uk

Completed applications must be returned by 12 noon on 18th March 2021 as we are planning to hold interviews, either virtually or in person during the week of 6th April 2021.

Home Deliveries and Call & Collect from Combe Farm Shop

January 14, 2021
The farm shop is now offering a call & collect service as well as a home delivery service throughout this latest lockdown.
Our ready meals, baked goods, meat boxes, veg boxes and many other items will be available. Pictured is a list of all our available items, however if there is something you require that is not on the list please ask and we will do our best to source it for you!
Free local delivery within 10 miles when you spend over £10. Please get in touch to place an order or to find out more.
01404 519093 or info@combefarmshop.com
*stock may change due to issues outside of our control

NEW MEAT BOXES FROM COMBE FARM SHOP

August 24, 2020
The farm shop is now offering meat boxes! Currently there are five boxes to choose from. All the meat in the boxes is from our butchery counter so is local & free range!
Mini Meat Box £10 – contains 4 sausages, 2 pork chops, 1lb mince beef & 2 chicken thighs.
Mini BBQ box £12 – contains 4 sausages, 4 burgers, 4 chicken portions & 4 slices of belly pork.
Meat for a Week Box £20 – contains 4 sausages, 1/2lb mince beef, 2 pork chops, 1/2lb beef strips, 4 chicken thighs & 2 lamb cutlets.
BBQ Box £30 – contains 8 sausages, 8 burgers, 8 lamb kebabs & 1lb belly pork.
Family Favourites £40 – contains 1 whole chicken, 1lb mince beef, 12 sausages, 1lb beef strips, 4 lamb chops & 4 chicken thighs.
Give the farm shop a call to arrange a quick and easy collection – 01404 519093

COMBE FARM SHOP – NOW OPEN

July 23, 2020

Its been a week since we opened the doors to our newest venture Combe Farm Shop. We have had a long few months of preparation and planning but we are finally there and very proud of the finished result.

The farm shop will be managed by Joanna Marker and working alongside her is Abigail our head baker and Simon our full time butcher. The shop will be open 7 days a week and will be selling a selection of locally sourced produce from the Estate farmland and the surrounding area, we believe in supporting Devon farmers and independent businesses.

Fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy and other wonderful local products will sit alongside our butchery counter, offering all cuts of meat and our in-house bakery serving freshly prepared bread, cakes and pastries. Meat boxes will also be available through our call and collect service where customers can collect their pre-picked orders.

Thank you to everyone that has stopped by and those that haven’t yet can’t wait to welcome you!

Joanna and the Combe Farm Shop Team

 

Combe Farm Shop, Hayne Lane, Gittisham, EX14 3PD

01404 519093

 

Opening Hours

Monday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Tuesday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Thursday 9.00am to 5.30pm

Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm

Sunday 9.00am to 1.00pm

 

Covid-19 – Risk Assessment

June 12, 2020

Combe Estate have issued a Risk Assessment to all staff and as per guidance from the Health & Safety Executive have made this available for customers and visitors to the Estate here on our website.

Find out more

Combe Farm Shop is Hiring!

May 10, 2020

Combe Farm Shop is currently looking to hire a butcher and baker to join the team, please see further information for each job role below.

 

To apply for either job role please send CV and cover letter to info@combefarmshop.com

 

Butcher

We are after a skilled butcher to work in our new farm shop which will be opening soon.  Our mission is to support local and independent suppliers and to provide excellent products and service to our customers.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified butcher with experience in a retail setting, be motivated with good initiative and customer service skills.   Daily duties will include handling all aspects of the butchery counter – breaking down carcasses, setting the display and developing products.  In addition as we are a small business you may be required to assist in other area as needed.

We will accept full or part time applicants as we are flexible to finding the right person.

Salary is negotiable and dependant on experience – package includes inclusion in the company pension scheme, healthcare plan and staff discount.

Required Skills:

Butchery (including complete breakdown of carcasses)

Customer Service experienceOther Skills

Being able to assist customers with speciality cuts of meat

Product development.

Knowledge of game meats.

 

Baker  

We are looking for a passionate and qualified baker to join our team and work in our new farm shop which will be opening soon. The candidate will have a good range of baking skills, including bread and pastries.   The role is an part time early morning position to ensure goods are ready before shop opening. As we are a small team, you may occasionally be required to help out in other areas.

We are looking for someone who is willing to grow and adapt as the business does and with a keen eye for detail and an interest in product development.

Salary is negotiable and dependant on experience and agreed hours  – package includes inclusion in the company pension scheme, healthcare plan and staff discount.

Essential Skills

Baking Skills

Range of bread making

Dedication and a passion for baking.

 

 

FARM SHOP COMING SOON!

May 9, 2020
Following on from the Bartletts decision to not renew the lease on the Farm shop, the Combe Estate has been planning the future for the premises.
We are delighted to announce that we intend to open a new farm shop and Cafe. The Combe Farm shop plans to have a good supply of local meat, dairy, produce and other items.
With the ongoing situation we do not know when we will be able to open our doors to the public, but we will keep you updated as we progress.
Looking forward to welcoming you all there soon.

 

 

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The Air Quality (Domestic Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

As a result of The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 introduced on the 1st of May this year we have changed the way we sell our firewood. The regulations are designed to prevent the sale of
Find out more

We are hiring!

Assistant Forester/Tree Surgeon/Arborist We are looking for a qualified and energetic Forester to join our team to assist with the management of 850 acres of forestry on the Estate. The ideal candidate will have relevant arboricultural qualifications (Essential CS30/31 preferable
Find out more

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