Warminster's Bore Hill Farm Biodigester working with the Ginger Piggery

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By pebbles_media | Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:31

The Ginger Piggery, located on Boyton Farm, has signed up to

the Malaby Biogas "Direct to AD" food waste recycling scheme operating in Wiltshire.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Wylye Valley, the

renowned Ginger Piggery provides Boyton Farm with an outlet to the public,

selling award winning traditional breed meats, local produce and home cooked

meals in their restaurant. In deciding to work with the Bore Hill Farm

Biodigester, the Ginger Piggery will divert its food and butchery waste away

from polluting landfill to Malaby's entirely sustainable alternative which

converts it into low carbon fertiliser and renewable energy. Use of the fertiliser

on local farms closes the loop between agriculture and food production and

consumption.

Boyton Farm is a family run mixed farm, growing grain and

grass for their dairy and beef cows, sheep and the famous Tamworth pigs.

Thomas Minter, Director of Malaby Biogas, comments: "We are

delighted to be working with the Ginger Piggery, which has an excellent

reputation in the region for rearing their animals in an ethical and

sustainable way to produce their meat.

"Also, as one of the by-products from the recycling of food

waste is a high quality fertiliser  -

known as digestate– it is now possible to really close the loop between

farming, food and waste. Therefore working with a sustainable business like the

Ginger Piggery is a very exciting development in the progress of the Bore Hill

Farm Biodigester."

Caroline Wheatley-Hubbard, owner of the Ginger Piggery said

of the partnership:  "We at the Ginger

Piggery are pleased to see our waste being used locally to help the

environment. Reducing our need for incineration is very welcome. It's great to

see negatives turning into positives and it's local as well!"

Visitors to the Ginger Piggery will find the farm butchery,

The Trough restaurant and art centre, all housed in the converted old Piggery

with first class facilities, including ample parking, toilets, and very good

disabled access.  Members of the public

can buy the meat from animals raised on Boyton Farm and other locally sourced

food, whilst enjoying the various active workshops in the Tamworth Studios and

arts & crafts in the Black Barn Gallery.

      

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