Warminster's Bore Hill Farm Biodigester working with the Ginger Piggery
By pebbles_media | Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:31
The Ginger Piggery, located on Boyton Farm, has signed up to
Malaby Biogas Food Waste Buckets outside Ginger Piggery in Boyton, Wylye Valley
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
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
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.