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Direct Meats

Knights Farm
Swan Street
Chappel
Essex
CO6 2EE

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Tel: 01787 223364

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To get the same amount of zinc found in 3 oz. of beef, you would have to consume five 8 oz. glasses of milk and three 4 oz. cans of tuna.

Visits and Open Days

We regularly have open days at Direct Meats where we invite along a selection of chefs to tour our state of the art cutting plant at Chappel. This is usually followed by either a farm visit to where our beef cattle or sheep are raised, or a visit to Humphreys or C & K Meats abattoir where our animals are slaughtered. Another popular trip is to Dingley Dell where our superb pork is sourced from, lunch is often included, sometimes with other local specialist producers in attendance too.

Catering students from nearby Colchester Institute visit with their tutors, often students are taken to Humphreys or C & K Meats abattoir which has from time to time seen the students rather wary of what they will witness once there. However, each group have always been pleasantly surprised by the respect and careful handling our animals experience.

If you would like to participate in one of our open days, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our sales team on 01787 223364 who can arrange a visit for you or your team. Please bear in mind there may be some delay as we have quite a waiting list for these popular days out!

Provenance with Passion
Open Days Gallery

Chicken soup was classed as an aphrodisiac in the Middle Ages.

For a too-salty ham, partially bake it and drain all the juices. Pour a small bottle of ginger ale over it and let it bake until done.

Goats' eyes have rectangular pupils.

A pig's squeal can be as loud as 115 decibels, 3 decibels louder than a supersonic airliner.