Marton Village, Warwickshire

2016 Marton Pigs Arrival

4466654845_19f2945b7dThe Pig Club’s new herd will arrive at 1pm this Saturday at the farm field track between Marton and Eathorpe (next to Eathorpe Park).

Anyone (not just Pig Club members) is more than welcome to witness their arrival, which is always fun.

If you need a lift to the field, please get in touch (admin -at- martonvillage.com) and arrangements can be made.

Hopefully see many of you there!

Pig Club Year Nine

By April Marton will once again be home to a small herd of pigs, as the Pig Club starts its ninth consecutive year of community pig-rearing. On 13 March Andrew Cooke led a team of about 20 volunteers, fuelled by bright sunshine and sugary donuts, to get the pigs’ accommodation into shape followed by field topping by Andy Liggins.

Pig Club 2016 work party
Marton Pig Club 2016 work party

This time the club is made up of 17 households sharing the care of 13 pigs. The Oxford sandy and black breed was chosen again as the best all-rounder for having a pleasant temperament that suits the involvement of families in the club and ultimately results in tasty pork (appreciated by all except the club’s two vegetarian members!).

Everyone is more than welcome to visit the pigs any time as they love company. For anyone new to the village, they can be found at the top of the hill between Marton and Eathorpe (up the road and bridle path starting opposite the Shepherd Street/High Street crossroads).

We expect the herd to be with us until July, looked after by all members in a rota prepared by Karen Creswell and with funds managed by Joe Walsh (taking over from long-serving former treasurer Nick Webb).