Address: Old Hall Farm, Alkmonkton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3DH
Telephone: 07375 822630
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We are a small, family run business based in Alkmonton, just south of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
The ‘Alkmonton Ayrshire’ herd was established in August 2013 by Paul, Lenora and son Richard. In April 2019 Richard married Jo (a local dairy farmer’s daughter). Together, we wanted to come up with a way of promoting our own products locally, cutting out the middle man and getting it straight to the people on our doorstep – so here we are!
We process and bottle milk produced by our own Pedigree Ayrshire herd of cows. Our girls are very important to us and they receive only the best care. In the warmer months of spring and summer they go out in the sunshine and graze the luscious grass on the farm; during the autumn and winter months they are sheltered from the miserable weather in warm, cosy sheds and fed homegrown produce. All year round they receive the best love and care we can give them.
We supply whole, semi skimmed and skimmed milk as well, in 500ml and 1 litre glass screw top bottles rather than the traditional foil top. The milk is also available to purchase in 500ml, 1 litre and 2 litre plastic cartons.
As well as the milk, we also have our very own double cream, and salted and unsalted butter! Then in addition to our own products we can supply a small selection of British cheeses, orange juice and fresh free range eggs (from our own flock of Black Rock hens).
HOW TO BUY
We want to keep our carbon footprint as small as we can, to do this, we are supplying our products to people who live in the local area, as well as other small businesses around us.
We have a small honesty shop at the farm gate where you can purchase milk, cream, butter, eggs, cheese and even ice cream. It is open from 6am until approximately 8.00pm.
Sign up for deliveries via our website or download our App. Our doorstep delivery routes are listed below.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Wyaston, Ashbourne, Hales Green, Mayfield, Clifton, Osmaston, Hilton, Hatton, Etwall, Tutbury, Rolleston on Dove
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Alkmonton, Yeaveley, Hollington, Church Broughton, Longford, Boylestone, Sudbury, Doveridge, Marston Montgomery, Waldley, Uttoxeter