Indie Farmer Meat Boxes

Meat Boxes

Our founder Nigel is a third generation farmer. In 2014 he returned to his small family farm in East Sussex to help his parents raise cattle and sheep. To meet the growing demand for local meat boxes, Nigel established a small herd of native breed Sussex cattle.

These docile brown cows and their Aberdeen Angus offspring spend most of the year on on the SSSI Pevensey Marshes. They thrive on the ancient salt marsh pasture carrying out conservation grazing for the local wildlife trust.

Sussex Meat Boxes

Working with a local artisan butcher we released our first batch of 28 day dry aged 10-kilo beef meat boxes for sale in 2016. We were delighted with results and demand has grown organically via word of mouth over the last four years and we now sell nearly all our Aberdeen Angus cross Sussex animals direct to consumers in meat boxes and also from our monthly farm gate sales at Hockham Farm (scroll to bottom to see list of dates)

We really like the simplicity of this format and believe that it represents fantastic value for consumers. Our boxes cost £135 and represents a 1/20 share of one of our animals. We are currently releasing between one and two batches every month. We have limited spaces and take orders on a first come first serve basis.

What do you get in a meat box?

A 10kg selection of Angus x Sussex 28-day dry aged grass fed beef costs £135 and a typical box includes; fillet steak (200g), sirloin steak (500g), rump steak (500g), shin of beef (500g), chuck steak (500g), braising steak (500g), rib of beef or brisket (between 1-1.5kg), topside (1-1.5kg), silverside or top rump (1-1.5kg), and several packets of mince (5 or 6 x 500g packs). Your cuts are vac packed, labelled, and arrive chilled.

How does it get to me?

We deliver boxes free of charge to customers within a 10-mile radius of the farm. If you are further afield – don’t worry as we work with a nationwide courier and it only costs £15 to deliver anywhere in mainland UK.

Reserve a Beef Box

Complete the form below to reserve a box from one of our next batches. We will be in touch within a few days to confirm your order and delivery date. If you have any specific queries please email us on and we’ll do our best to answer you as quickly as possible

Beef Boxes

  • These can include instructions to leave in a safe place or with a neighbour if you don't happen to be in when the delivery drivers calls etc.
  • You can top up your box with packs of quarter pounder burgers or extra packs of mince.

Farm gate sale dates 2023/4

We hold a monthly farm gate sale from Hockham Farm (see full address details below) on Saturday between 10am to 1pm (please see a list of upcoming dates below) where we sell our meat as individual cuts alongside the award winning Pevensey Blue cheese. You can also arrange to collect your 10kg beef box from the farm gate sale too. We often get asked and I can confirm we accept card payments.

September 16th

October 11th

December 16th and 23rd

January 20th

The full farm address is Hockham Farm, Tilley lane, Boreham Street, Hailsham, E.Sussex, BN27 4UT

More Information

You can sign up to our free farm newsletter here to receive updates on meat box availability and farm gate sale dates. You can also read more about Nigel’s adventures as a beginner farmer here and follow his updates on the Indie Farmer instagram account here