What is The Paddock we hear you say?
The Paddock itself is my 6 acre smallholding based on the beautiful Northumberland/Gateshead border, which has provided the starting point for my business which aims to bring local, fresh, seasonal, homegrown, homemade and organically sourced (wherever possible) food to the doors of local people throughout Gateshead, Newcastle, County Durham and Northumberland through a delivery service! From 6th April 2016, we will be opening the doors of our Farm Shop in High Spen where we will be stocking a fantastic range of local produce which can also be pre-ordered for collection!
A selection of set price, fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes are available ranging in price from £7.50 to £20 as well as a good range of individually priced fruit and vegetables, giving you the flexibility to create your own box. No commitment is needed, with one off, weekly, fortnightly and monthly options available. We aim to produce what we can at The Paddock, but what we can't, we source locally and organically from trusted, local suppliers. All our fruit and veg is grown free from chemicals and is fully traceable back to the producer! We work closely with a family run farm in North Yorkshire as well as local, community farms and growers to supplement the veg boxes to provide a year round, seasonal delivery service.
Fresh free range eggs are also available, all laid fresh by Laura's Layers, the wonderfully entertaining chickens at The Paddock or by local, small-scale, free range chicken keepers on allotments and small holders - people we know and trust, people who regard animal welfare as a top priority!
We have formed some excellent partnerships with local producers throughout Northumberland and further afield who have kindly agreed to share their wonderfully tasty produce with The Paddock including a selection of handmade Northumberland Cheeses made with local milk on the Blagdon Estate by the Northumberland Cheese Company; organic Birdoswald Cheese and Natural Yoghurt from Slack House Farm, Gilsland, Cumbria; cold filtered, raw, naturally processed local honey from beekeeper Les Elliott, Ponteland; handmade, artisan jams and chutneys from J.R. Jams (Newcastle); handmade jams, chutneys and preserves from Fat Lass Preserves, Newcastle; handmade chutneys and pickles from The Pickle Palace, Greenside; an exciting range of delicious, handmade chutneys, salad dressings, marinades and balsamic vinegars from Wildon Grange (Barnard Castle) and a huge pantry stocking a a range of organic tins and dried goods from SUMA, local, organic flour from Gilchesters, local Rapeseed Oil from Baste and Bray, cold pressed juices, Northumberland Tea and organic butter from Acorn Dairies Darlington; granolas, muesli and porridge from Yockenthwaite Cereals and for those with a sweet tooth we have handmade Shortbreads in various flavours from The Northumbrian Bakehouse - pop into our Farm Shop in High Spen to see our extensive range or try a selection of everything in our Local produce Hamper or create a bespoke Hamper - the ideal present.
A very exciting new addition to the produce is local, free range, naturally reared, grass fed Lamb, Mutton and Beef from Blaydon Burn Farm.
The ethos of The Paddock centres around a celebration of local, seasonal food produced in an ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
In keeping with our environmentally friendly ethos, we operate a zero waste policy. Any veg which is left over from our box scheme or farm shop is donated to community projects or used to make curries for our curry nights or soup for the shop, fed to our goats and sheep or composted at The Paddock and put back onto the land to fertilise it.. We pride ourselves on being an ethical, sustainable business and as such, we recycle all of our packaging including the boxes your veg is delivered in and our egg boxes. Our food has not travelled high air miles and this really shows in the freshness and taste, as well as being more environmentally friendly! We take donations of boxes for our veg box scheme and reuse all of the packaging we can, including the brown paper veg bags. We don't buy in plastic, but simply reuse anything that sent to us. It's important to us that we consider our carbon footprint in everything we do!
The Paddock hopes to enable you to enjoy the great taste of fresh, home-grown, free range and organically sourced produce delivered direct to your door. Food that tastes the way it should - the way it used to! There is no delivery charge, just a minimum order spend of only £7.50 if you live within 5 miles of The Paddock, orders placed outside of this area (Newcastle and Gateshead) require a minimum spend of £10 in order to qualify for free delivery; Durham and surrounding areas require a minimum £15 spend and a £2.50 delivery charge. Orders placed in these areas for less than £10 will incur a delivery charge. We only cover certain parts of Durham and Northumberland. For full info on our delivery areas and possible delivery charges, please visit the FAQS section of the website by using the link on the left, contact us to find out whether we cover your area and if so what the delivery charge may be or why not pop along to our Farm Shop in High Spen and collect.
We are very lucky to have been supported by The Prince's Trust Explore Enterprise Programme and the Regional Growth Fund!
Please have a look around our website and contact us with any questions you may have! Using the links on the left hand side, you can order all of the products on offer from The Paddock and check out the antics of our lovely animals in the gallery. Orders received by Sunday evening will be delivered the following Wednesday or Thursday depending upon your area. Payment is taken upon delivery. Once you have placed your order, you will be contacted directly to confirm delivery. Please have a read through the "Frequently Asked Questions" section before placing an order for full info on the service!
We do offer workplace delivery, so please contact us if you wish to discuss option for a workplace fruit delivery or something similar.
Alternatively you can visit our Farm Shop at 7-9 Ramsay Street, High Spen, Tyne and Wear, NE39 2EL. We are currently open Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 11am-4.30pm. We offer collection for pre-orders from the Farm Shop or just pop in and see what we have on offer!
Thanks for stopping by!
THIS IS ME (THE ONE WITH THE SUNGLASSES ON!)
How can I contact The Paddock?
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. You can contact Laura on the following:
By phone: 0746 290 9238
By email: email@example.com
Or via the contact page on the left!
You can also like our Facebook page to keep up to date with our progress: www.facebook.com/thepaddockkyoboglane
The Paddock Farm Shop is open Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm or Friday 11am-4.30pm at 7-9 Ramsay Street, High Spen, Tyne and Wear, NE39 2EL.
In keeping with our ethos here at The Paddock, we like to support as many charities as we can.
As many of you know, rescue greyhounds are very close to my heart. After loosing my beloved Derwent Dog in September, my best friend and loyal companion for 13 years, we recently rescued the lovely Leona through Greyhound Rescue And Co-ordinated Emergencies (GRACE). GRACE is a small charity based in the North East, founded by Tracy Cook and run entirely by volunteers. The work they do is incredible. Taking retired greyhounds from the track and finding these beautiful dogs a forever home. The Paddock will be supporting GRACE to raise much needed funds to continue their amazing work, paying for the dogs care. We have a raffle for a hamper packed full of local produce from The Paddock including Northumberland Tea, Northumberland Cheese, organic chocolate, handmade jams, chutneys, local honey, shortbread and pressed juice and our famous free range eggs! The hamper is worth £40. £2 per raffle ticket, all proceeds will go to GRACE. If you would like a ticket, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or message on facebook, or pop in and buy a ticket from our farm shop. The raffle will be drawn in time for Easter!
Recently, one of the GRACE hounds who was out on trial with his new family was sadly knocked over. The driver didn't stop, but thanks to some lovely people who did, he is undergoing surgery to reconstruct his fractured leg and crushed toes. The money we raise through the raffle will help to get Lewis back on the road to recovery by contributing to his vets bills.
If anyone would like to donate towards his treatment, any amount no matter how small will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support and for your concern. We couldn't do what we do without you. Donations via PayPal are to email@example.com. Bank details available at request.