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Sustainable Game


At Coombe Farm, we put a great deal of thought into supplying Game to our customers. We believe in organic farming and it's virtues, however we are also deeply concerned by current levels of food waste in the UK. It is no secret that despite living a truly free-range life, game is reared primarily for sport. In the west country, we are surrounded by estates that do this and in doing so manage the habitats and eco systems that support a bounty of flora and fauna in the area. Wildlife that simply would not be given the opportunity to flourish without this land management. To let the harvested meat go to waste does not sit comfortably with us when we have the platform to see that it goes to good use.

Our Game is harvested by folk licensed to do so and only during designated 'seasons'. Partridge: 1st September – 1st February, Pheasant: 1st October - 1st February & Pigeon: No restricted time. It is prepped, packaged and delivered frozen. Duck: Our ducks are not wild but reared locally on a Soil Association certified farm in Devon's Blackdown Hills, where they have freedom to roam and live on organic grass and simple cereals. They are a cross between a Pekin and an Aylesbury. Venison: Our organic venison comes from Sharpham Park in Somerset, where the deer live a wild life on ancient organic parkland.


  • Game meat is one of the healthiest meats available, it is very low in fat and cholesterol, generally higher in protein, and very lean as wild game are able to walk and roam freely, therefore not storing much fat.

  • Most game is only available during the autumn and winter, during the shooting season, this is followed by the ‘closed season’ when shooting is no longer allowed, this is essential for protecting animals when they are breeding and rearing their young. However, some game does not have a ‘closed season’, these game meats include rabbit and pigeon. At Coombe Farm Organic we freeze our game meat, making it available to you the consumer all year round.

  • Typically, game meat is the flesh of land mammals or birds, that are hunted for food instead of being raised on a farm. Game meat includes, ‘small birds’ such as quail, ‘winged game’ such as woodcock, grouse or partridge, ‘ground game’ such as rabbit or hare and ‘large game’ such as venison.