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23 12, 2011

Happy Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support in 2011..

Where has this year gone? It seems that it has gone by with a flash or in my case spent at food shows across the country. It has been amazing what has happened this year and things that I never had expected and this is all thanks to people like you supporting us. The food [...]

7 09, 2011

Its all in and harvest is over for another year…

With the dry weather that we have had this year brought the harvest earlier and what we feared to be a poor year. This was not the case and we are delighted how the fields have held up to very little rain. This is down to the heavy heavy clay that we have on the [...]

9 08, 2011

Harvest 2011 is underway

With the long period of no rain we were worried that the harvest this year would be down. Shows what we know! This year has been one of the best we have ever had. It does not really add up. The rapeseed harvers has been and gone in the blink of an eye and we [...]

4 07, 2011

Nearly Harvest Again.

So much has gone on in the last few weeks it is hard to know where to start. Cotswold Gold has gone from strength to strength winning awards and new customers. Last m onth saw more shows than there were days and to top it all off over the 6 days starting the 14th – [...]

14 04, 2011

The Yellow Flowers our out and Spring is upon us

Spring has now arrived and let’s hope that we have not seen the last of the sun and it continues in to the Summer. As I am sure you have seen on your drive around the countryside the fields are turning yellow. This brings with it a lot of finger pointing regarding the cores of [...]

10 03, 2011

Looking forward to the 4th April

The new series of Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets has now started every Monday night at 8.30pm BBC2. He has been putting together some amazing recipes and has been using rapeseed oil a lot in his cooking. On the 4th April they will be showing his visit to Cotswold Gold and the day that he had [...]

20 01, 2011

The Cold Weather Finishes off a good First Year

We would like to thank everyone that has helped or been a part of Cotswold Gold Ltd in the last few month. We have moved from the kitchen table, to overloading and snapping in half the dinning room table and now in our final resting spot in out factory on the farm. The first year [...]

30 11, 2010

A good Two Weeks For CG

We are very please do announce that we have just won two awards this week. The Business Awards 2010 Entrepreneurs of the Year and Universities SW Enterprise, Young Entrepreneurs of the year 2010 Lorry picking up the award Below if part of the RAC’s news bulletin: “We are delighted to report that on 16 November [...]

20 10, 2010

Drilling is coming to an end

After a good harvest we have been working hard to get next years crop in the ground. This is always at the mercy of the weather. This year we have managed do reduce our carbon foot print by direct drilling all the rape. This helps to reduce the amount of fuel that we have to [...]

6 09, 2010


We have had a good run with out rain but it was never going to last. The heavens have opened and everything is sodden. This is not all bad as we have started to drill next years rape and this rain will do it a world of good. All wheat in and just the spring [...]