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THE *PREMIER* WELSH HILL FARM
You may contact or order Prime Welsh Aran Mountain
Fferm CwmOnnen. Llanuwchllyn. Bala.
Gwynedd. North Wales. LL23 - 7UG.
~ e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ GO CHECKOUT NOW.
'Organic' ~ Aran-Lamb.com the
TENTH year bringing 'Quality'
& 'Flavour' to the web everyday. ~ Today is:-
BY REQUEST of our repeat customers the 'NEW' all action
INDEX PAGE. You can see the big picture when you click
through. Select your meat and press the 'BUY' button to place
Organic 'Aran-Lamb' Roasting
Joint's. With the 'organic Aran-Lamb' traditional Butcher Box, you
get 2 good sized 'prime'; Leg of Lamb. Plus 2 Lean Juicy
Shoulders and 2 racks of Lamb Spare Rib. They are all for
roasting. This IS 'Organic' quality. Just the food for a
hungry family. Delicious!
'Prime' Tender Loin Chops. The 'prime' ˝ 'Aran-Lamb' butcher prepared expensive
middle loin chops. Only 5 or 6 to ˝ an 'Aran-Lamb. These are
the most expensive cut's in your Multiple Store Butchery. You
get the full value buying ˝ an 'Aran-Lamb'. Just delicious
& Lean! Real Prime Value.
Traditional Butchered Whole & ˝
that you can ask for in a 'Quality' Aran-Lamb ˝Minced Lamb
Pack. 1. Lean Shoulder and 1.Juicy Leg Roast's, Chops,
Steaks and 'spare-rib' for casserole or barbecue. Pack of
Minced Lean Lamb. No need to get the cook-book out - See the
Farmhouse Cook's Page.
Traditional Butchered Quality ˝ Lamb. All that you can ask for in a 'Quality' Aran-Lamb ˝Lamb
Pack. 1. Lean Shoulder and 1.Juicy Leg Roast's, Chops,
Steaks and 'spare-rib' for casserole or barbecue. Pack of
Minced Quality Lamb. The only 'single' supply source. A
traceable quality Brand. Excellence.
TELEVISION GROG AWARD In
the final gasp of 2005 Margaret Thomas won yet another
award for quality & delicious Food with 'Organic'
Such winning ways in 2005 for our
'CLICK' TO ZOOM IN
What a fantastic year 2005. So many points of
recognition and awards. The 'Open-Day' for 'Farm Connect' and
'Cymad' established 'Fferm Cwm Onnen' as one of the Premier
Hill Farm's in Wales. It is wonderful to see such an
increasing percentage of repeat orders. As well as our product
quality and super delivery, we have many positive components
making 'Organic' Aran-Lamb and Mutton our customers 'Number
One' choice. Shop with us and have that old fashioned service
--We really care. Regards. Margaret Thomas.
TELEPHONE CONTACT +44-1678-540603 UK
10 GENERATIONS HAVE FARMED CWM ONNEN FARM The
Traceability of our Organic Flock is 100% out of our own
How *Fresh* is 'Fresh'?
~ What is
'Organic' Fresh? ~
Because of the way we produce and sell our food
in this modern world, we may never know how long the
food we buy has been on the road, or flying round the
world before we purchase it. Modern distribution has
changed both the way we buy, as well as the way we
think. Buying your food directly from a producer, be it
meat, vegetables or other food produce, provides you
with extremely valuable security considerations. Because
of volume, the multiple store is unable to provide you
with security of origin and handling. There is a word
waiting to become almost the mantra of the food guru,
those fashion influencer's of the media industry. These
are the people who make comment's and set style, taste
and desire's which the food industry must run, like
ducks on a fast stream, to keep up with. The 'fad' of
the moment. The specialist producer is the prime source
of food with 'traceability'. As the world changes and
our need for 'pure' food without additives grows and
grows, the prime or specialist producer becomes
increasingly more important. Their value is in there
contribution to health and the intake of pure food
during the development and maturity of children and
young people. - Continued...2
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MALDWYNs' WELSH TOUR Those 'Secret' place's of North Wales Revealed. By
Maldwyn's Secret Wales.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN The recipe
page for real 'Old Fashioned'
'VIRTUAL' FARM The
everyday life on a Hill-farm. Better read than the
enchanting story as it is!
~ FARM ~ SHOP The Page
we started with selling the 'Organic' Aran-Lamb Brand.
TRACE ~ ABLE TRACEABILITY Who - What - Where is meat reared and Is
it a Welsh Farm? See our Flock History &
The NATIONAL OPEN-DAY 2005 The
*Premier* Hill Farm of Wales welcomes 'Farm Connect' and
'Cymad' Guests from the whole of Wales. A memorable
& unique event.
The 'Tom Keys' 'ARAN
RACE' EVERY MARCH 100+ RUNNERS
This link will take you to the pix and results of the 07.
+ other years.
OLD NEWS PAGE
Here also the web-site dedication to my
HOW FRESH IS FRESH?
2 - Continued:
Food additive 'Hyper-activity' has become
almost a normal state in some regions. It is these
children whose bodies have started to reject the
chemical's. Pure food, from known source's is becoming,
not a fad, but a necessity. Your purchse of 'Organic Aran-Lamb'
puts you and your family at the leading edge
of careful and sensible food sourcing. Good food must be
sourced from good producers. There are no residues in
'Organic' food. This is it's real value. Because it is
direct 'producer to consumer', the freshness is
automatically assured. Fresh food looks and smells quite
different to mass produced, bulk irradiated, 'E' additive
stuffed food. Regular 'Organic' shoppers know this and value
the incresing choice.
Written by Maldwyn Thomas & Donnan Anrias (C)2007.
Taste Of Wales ~ Premier Quality
~ Competition Winners
Many Years of Success.
Now Driving Impressive
Growth and Development.
Report By: Donnan Anrias. Writer and
'Talent, Tradition and Product
Traceability' are three of the major components of the
national success enjoyed by the winning farm of 'Organic
Aran-Lamb. This Premier Welsh Hill Farm is situated amidst
the beautiful Aran Mountains range, along the southern
boundary of the impressive landscape of the Snowdonia
National Park in North Wales. In a few words I can only try
to help you appreciate their successful status through
this 'virtual world' of the 'Organic Aran Lamb' web-site.
However, your appreciation of 'Organic'
Aran-Lamb team effect which will help you value their super
service, customer dedication and of course their impressive
product range, combined with highest quality, 24 hour
delivery throughout the United Kingdom which has really
impressed thousands of loyal customers. This commitment you
will receive from the web-site team; the super service
potential of your real world contact, will display to you
why 'Organic' Aran Lamb is one of the True Taste of Wales
Awards very special - "Six of the best" - Winners in this
new millennium. Welsh organic producer's pride themselves
on supplying some of the finest quality produce in the
world. The very landscape of Wales reflects freshness,
quality and tradition, from milk products, beers through to
wines, Welsh fresh 'organic' meats and excellent seafood.
Principality of Wales has 'Organic' Aran Lambs a NATIONAL
Mr & Mrs Thomas. At 2007 *True Taste of Wales* Award night.
'Organic' Aran Lamb Brand butcher
selected Prime Welsh Mountain Lamb and Mutton to our clients complete
satisfaction. Your meat is processed and despatched to your order
and speedily delivered to your kitchen door. The order is delivered
within 24 hours safeguarded within a FREE hygienic insulated container,
moreover 'Organic' Aran Lamb give this security of product without
charge. Finally you should know what our wining ways really mean for
your family food selection and security.
2003/4 'Organic' Aran Lamb won the National Farmers Union - *National Good
Food Award*. ~ 2004/5 The farm won many local food awards in Food Shows and
Farmers Market in North Wales. ~ 2005/6 'Organic' Aran Lamb won the
National GREEN DIRECTORY Lamb & Mutton Awards. ~ 2007/8 the coveted 'True
Taste of Wales' Premier Quality '6 of the best' - NATIONAL AWARD. ~
There is so much the be found and enjoyed from within the 'Organic' Aran
Lamb Web-site. We also have special Lamb and Mutton products all from our
selected prime quality Welsh Mountain Lamb & Mutton. Have you tried our
award-winning flavour filled Lamburgers? These are now selected by many
School Caterers. Salt & additive FREE & 100% real meat.
THE GREEN DIRECTORY. 21st November 2005. - Taste Test Results. -
Report Highlights: The Judges
Comments - "For special recognition we singled
· "The Leg of lamb from the Welsh
mountains produced by Aran Lamb. It simply
tasted like no other lamb we had ever tasted, so
sweet and full of flavour."
finally, mutton. Not tried it before? Aran Lamb
mutton - almost like a cross between beef and
lamb, but much sweeter than beef. Cook it slowly -
ANDREW FORGRAVE. Rural Affairs
MUTTON, once derided as a poor
substitute for lamb, is back in favour, a North
Wales Internet retailer believes. Margaret
Thomas, who runs Aran Organic Lamb with husband
Maldwyn, said the business was struggling to meet
the demand for mutton. She said: "A lot of top
chefs have been putting mutton on their menus
which has made it more fashionable
- again. And last year Prince
Charles launched his Mutton Rennaisance campaign,
which also helped." At this year's Royal Welsh
Winter Fair Mrs Thomas was runner-up in the
Tarming Connect Learner title in the Land-based
Learner of the Year Awards, run by rural skills
agency Lantra. Sales have risen 76% in the last
three years at Aran Organic Lamb, run from the
Thomas' farm at CwmOnnen, Llanuwchllyn. They've
taken on a part-time butcher and
struck contracts with
neighbouring farmers to supply organic lamb
through their website.
Lantra Learners of the Year
successes - Margaret Thomas
(Left) & Alison
The Thomas family from Bala have farmed
the Aran Mountains for well over a century. Maldwyn
Thomas is the tenth generation of the 'Thomases' to have
farmed at Cwm Onnen Farm. There he and his wife Margaret
are now reaping the reward of years of hard work to
ensure organic recognition for their lambs. But
organic farming is nothing new to the Thomas family,
according to Maldwyn. "We have always practised
traditional hill farming, which has been "organic" by
the nature of our geographic location. We farm one third
of the Aran Mountains, and the very nature of our
farming methods means that options that would involve
adding chemicals to our steep, angled acreage are just
impossible," said Mr Thomas. Their organic lamb business
has now won first prize in the Welsh stage of the
National Farmer Union - Farming Excellence Awards, in
the category "Great British Food". Like all Welsh
hill farmers they have known tough times, but the
Thomases have turned their long-held commitment...
...to the Welsh Mountain Sheep breed
into a business which supplies quality food for their
customers. Realising that Welsh hill farmers must
adapt to survive, Maldwyn and Margaret devised an action
plan for the farm which revolved around attaining
organic status for the small Welsh Mountain lambs, which
are ideal for private sale. It has been a long and hard
road for both Maldwyn and Margaret, but one which is now
proving to be worthwhile. "Taking our unchanged, 18th
century north Wales hill farm and establishing a hi-tec
system for producing and marketing 'Aran-Lambs' has not
been easy," said Mr Thomas. "As hill farmers we have
needed to master stock rotation systems, walk-in
refrigeration, cutting rooms. refrigerated vans,
computerised accountancy, and ongoing Web-site
development, plus effective communication with our
customers throughout Britain. Aran Lamb will now go on
to the UK finals to fight it out against other food
producers for the NPU's prestigious Great British Food
award. By Carwyn
~THE INCREDIBLE ARAN LAMB 'MOUNTAIN' RACE ~
Nearly 5 years ago there were 50 or more runners in the
first Organic Aran-Lamb 'Fell' Race up the
Aran Mountain and back down. Now, years later, after steady
growth over 100 competitors run the exciting and remarkable
event which is fully sponsored by 'Organic' Aran Lamb Brand
Prime Lamb & Mutton. Plan to come to the exciting race
each month of MARCH. Go
HERE for more details of 2007 Aran Hill RAce.
A Short History & Heritage of Fferm CwmOnnen.
Registered 'Organic' Hill Farm.
In a few words it would be
almost impossible to tell you our complete family story which
reaches back many generations. However, I can tell you of
today. From the peak of Yr Aran I have seen on a clear bright
day, miles away to Yr Wyddfa
(Snowdon) and Cader Idris, the weather changes in
minutes up there, suddenly to a white-out, or torrential rain,
even blinding snow, as the temperature drops 15 degrees in as
many minutes. Like my forefathers, all ten of them before me,
I have suffered the anger and the softness of this fine
mountain. For years we have walked the ridge, moving our ewes
up or down the Aran, according to the seasons. Never, have there been such changes in the markets
for the produce from our dedicated Sheep Farm. The way we can
sell on the 'Internet' is a major change in these mountains.
My whole life has been changed - Even the way we face the
challenge's of modern hill-farming would leave my ancestors
speechless! In our North Wales valleys we missed the Foot and
Mouth epidemic of 2001. However, there is more to worry about
as we try to change our ways, to sell our produce direct. My
forefathers would never have imagined it possible - that from
our family farm, a descendant, a grandson ten times removed,
would be able to sell our beautiful tasty produce direct. What
is even more of a fundamental change is that we sell and
deliver fresh Organic Aran-Lamb to any part of the United
Kingdom, in most cases on next-day delivery. You can be sure,
Aran Lamb is a total quality 'organic' product. I am looking
forward to sending some to you often. 2002 was my first
successful year, on the Internet, when I sold out of my
'limited edition' lambs. Remember, you can save the delivery
charge and have a day out, to meet me, and collect your order.
We are only 4 hours away from anywhere with modern motorway's.
You are always welcome. Thank you very much. Or, as we say in
Welsh ~ 'Diolch yn fawr'. ~
WHAT DOES BUYING 'ORGANIC' MEAN? For you and your