Exactly one hundred years ago, Churchfields Farm in Salwarpe was bought by Thomas Davies, as part of the High Park and Salwarpe Court Estate auction held in Worcester on April 16th 1913.
The farm is still owned and run by the fourth and fifth generation of the Davies family – Michael and his daughter Gillian.
They are still milking cows, but in recent years they have also diversified into the production of luxury farmhouse ice cream.
“We are really excited to be celebrating our centenary year,” said Mrs Kerton founder of Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream.
“I think my Great Grandfather, who bought the farm for £1460 in 1913, would be proud to see how we are doing today.
“It hasn’t always been easy, particularly in recent years, but I believe that hard work and a willingness to change, will keep Churchfields alive for another hundred years!,” concluded Mrs Kerton.
Churchfields Farm are planning a series of celebrations during 2013 to mark their centenary year, including the launch of a new 500ml ice cream tub, and new ice cream flavours.
The BBC explores the economic impact of our Wild Weatehr in 2012 - including how it has affected us at Churchfields.
Gillian and Mike appear 22.22 minutes into the programme.
We have been filming at the farm with Shefali Oza for Inside Out West Midlands, looking at the impact of the weather on our business.
At this stage I think we’ll be on air on Monday 10th December - BBC1 7.30pm.
Watch this space and I’ll let you know for sure!
Our delicious range of Christmas flavours include Mulled Wine Sorbet, Christmas Pudding, Amaretto, Baileys, Spiced Fig, Tiramisu, Whisky & Marmalade, and Reindeer Food (Award Winning Vanilla with Chocolate Chunks, Fudge Pieces and Popping Candy).
We have limited availability, so don’t delay..order today!
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We are so proud to announce that you can now get Churchfields Ice Cream in Simply Fresh convenience stores in Alcester and Kenilworth.
Simply Fresh introduces customers to a totally new shopping experience for the convenience format. Read more about it in this article from The Grocer.
Find Simply Fresh at:
72 Whitemoor Road
Our Reindeer Food proved so popular last Christmas that some people have stocked it all year round.
This year it’s back for Christmas, and available in all pack sizes.
The smaller 120ml tubs that are perfect for Santa’s little helpers, are available in cases of 18 (£13.32 + VAT), or individually (£1.20 each) from the farm.
They are sure to go down a treat with all the family.
Reindeer Food is Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks, Fudge Pieces and Popping Candy.
Dave has been Head Herdsman at Churchfields for around 6 months now.
He is the one who valiantly gets up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows, and ensure they are all kept healthy and happy.
With Herdsman’s jobs becoming ever more skilled in the dairy industry, Dave benefits from degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture. He milks a herd of 120 pedigree milking cows, grouped according to their lactation stage and nutrient requirements.
The milk produced at Churchfields is either used to make ice cream, or is sold to Milk Link; a farmer-owned dairy processing business that has recently merged with Arla Foods.
To celebrate the amazing Olympic success of Team GB, and a fab year in general, we have decided to re-launch our ever-popular “Going For Gold” ice cream as “Gold Rush” for 2013.
“Going For Gold” was our limited edition Olympic ice cream for 2012, but it has become one of our best sellers, and we can’t bring ourselves to de-list it!
“Gold Rush” will be the same delicious recipe - smooth caramel ice cream with nuggets of honeycomb and fudge, and will continue to be available in the 500ml tubs, 4 litre and 4.5 litre scooping napolis.
For a similar flavour in the 120ml, why not try our Rich Toffee Fudge Ice Cream?
Are you looking for something a bit special this Christmas? Something to impress the in-laws?!
We have a wide range of Christmas ice cream flavours, so you’ll find something to suit all the family.
Why not try…
Mulled Wine Sorbet
Whisky and Marmalade
Caramelised Brown Bread
Reindeer Food (Vanilla ice cream with chocolate chunks, fudge pieces and popping candy)