Business: The Farm House
Address: 5962 Caves Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 9684
Fax: (08) 9757 9176
BIG RED Pork, Arkady Lamb. Grass-fed, Highly Nutritious, Local Quality Meats from our family to yours. Complimented by McHenry Hohnen Wines.
Farmer Dave says…
“The retail side of our business has closed for the winter. But the butchery, smoker and small goods making continue in earnest as we build our wholesale business and reconfigure to open when the sun shines in more ways than one.
All of our meat and small goods are available at the Margaret River Farmers Market. We look forward to seeing you there!”
The Farm House is heading in new and exciting directions.
Our quality, free range products, with their amazing new flavours, are being snatched up by some of WA’s best chefs!
Our beautiful Arkady Lamb & BIG RED Pork can be found on the menus of Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill (Perth), Cape Lodge, Palmer Wines, Cullen Wines, Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate & Must Margaret River to name a few.*
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*Also at: Bunker Bay Cafe, Blue Ginger, The Urban Bean, Winos, Gnarabar, Morries, Settlers Tavern & Flametree Winery. Plus Kingsley’s Steakhouse (Sydney).
Arkady Farm is located in the valley of the Chapman Brook at Rosa Glen in the Margaret River region.
The farming operation is centered on a flock of ewes producing lambs that are sold to local restaurants and the family’s farm shop ‘McHenry’s’ on Caves road.
The breed of sheep is Wiltshire, named after the county in England from where they originated. The breed’s forebears predate Roman occupation and to this day retain close genetic links to the original wild sheep of Europe. Evidence of this is the habit of shedding their wool in spring. It follows that selection over thousands of years has been on the basis of meat quality.
Arkady Farm is unique in WA for grazing lambs through the summer months on irrigated pasture, replicating the pastures of their homeland. It ensures that the ratio of omega-3 oils within the meat is far superior to that of lambs fed on grain supplements, which is the common practice in Australia’s dry summer months.
These ewes also play an essential role in our vineyards whereby autumn and winter grazing completes nature’s nitrogen cycle, allowing for the vineyards to be farmed without artificial inputs.
Arkady Farm is much more than a brand. It is a guarantee that the animals were raised on a single farm, is of the Wiltshire breed and has been fed on green pastures and with respectful treatment to the animals.
Jarrahdene pigs are raised on a farm in the headwaters of the McLeod Creek, south of Witchcliffe in the Margaret River region.
The herd is a composite breed, predominantly Tamworth, with Berkshire, Duroc and Large White in the mix. The essential qualities of the herd are hardiness, good temperament, a thick coat (for the winter months) and succulent meat.
Sows live in families of three to four breeders that are free ranging in the creek lines, grasslands and woodlands of the farm. Boars range with the sows and at the time of farrowing, the sows will build a nest in a secluded and dry place, usually under a large peppermint tree. Litters average eight and a sow will bear two litters per year, very much in line with wild pigs.
These pigs are unique among most free range pigs in that they feed within their range on grasses, roots and grubs. At the end of each day they are fed freshly ground legumes and grains. Their natural diet is obvious in the dark red colour of the meat.
Jarrahdene is as close to a wild pig as you can get. Our brand guarantees that the pigs are from a single farm and raised with the respect and care that any animal deserves.