Local beef farmers supported by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), are co-operating to market beef which has been raised on local grazing marshes. This allows the opportunity to enjoy local beef whilst helping to secure the future of these stunning grasslands, which are such a vital part of the Sussex and Hampshire coast.
Unfortunately recently Three Harbours Beef have had to scale back on the availability of our excellent beef. For several years we have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Southern Co-Op and were supplying over twelve stores across Hampshire and West Sussex. However difficult trading conditions and high levels of theft meant this was no longer viable and with regret on both sides we had to cease supply in early 2018. The popularity of box orders has waned considerably and with Farmer’s Markets not a realistic option for us there was not the demand or profitability to justify continuing the Brand on the same basis, despite our great story and the support of some very loyal customers. During 2018 we have started to build a relationship with Muir Jankowski and her excellent team at Fin and Farm but we expect that we will only be supplying animals when there are definite box orders so supply will not necessarily be consistent. We can contact customers when beef will be available so please log your interest if you would like a box and we will get back to you as soon as we have some news. Alternatively, as we are hopeful for reasonably regular supply, please do contact us if you would like to place an order and we will do our best to give you an approximate delivery date. Over the years we have had huge interest and support from many, many people which we greatly appreciate, but it is clear that tight margins and a perishable product make building a truly viable business very challenging, and this has now been compounded by the uncertainty of Brexit. We aim to continue trading and still hope that an ethical and environmental food brand can be successful in the future. Thank you and we hope to supply you very soon. Colin Hedley, Director, November 2018.