We grow all our own red and white millet on Street End Farm. Millet is one of the oldest cereal grains to be used for human consumption in casseroles, soups and bread etc. Sparrows particularly love red millet!
It is very easily digestible,a warming grain which heats the body in cold weather. It has a sweet nutty flavour, and is particularly high in B complex vitamins and minerals.
We sow our millet in May and harvest it in September.Similar to white millet, red millet is loved by sparrows and finches.
A note to our customers about the transition from 20kg sacks to 15kg sacks. We have made a decision, which will become effective from 1st November 2021, to use DPD as our courier partner. We feel that DPD will offer our customers a better service and delivery experience, with one hour scheduled time slots and advanced tracking systems. However, for this to happen, we need to box all our goods; DPD will not deliver unboxed goods. We feel that a 20kg sack in a large box is not easily manageable for our customers, so we have made the decision to drop to 15kg, which, a box, is more easily lifted and handled. Sadly, we have to factor in the additional cost of the box, but we are hoping that this will be balanced out by the much better service that DPD will be able to give us all. We will continue to monitor costs and of course, endeavour to reduced them whenever prices start to come back down again. Thank you for your understanding. Kind regards. Lesley
Please note - if you would like to buy bigger quantities of our products ( this can be any of our seed mixes, straight seeds or peanuts etc), and continue to buy as unboxed 20kg sacks, we will be able to offer quarter, half and full pallets of 20kg sacks. These will equate to 300kg ( 15 sacks ), 600kg ( 30 sacks) or 1 tonne (50 sacks) please call us for a quote on 01489 896785 or email us stating how much you would like to buy and also your delivery post code. For pallet deliveries we can offer very competitive prices!
We add this to the tidy mix to bring in the tree sparrows. Oddly we find that they won't use a feeder filled with only red millet. Fussy eaters :-) Does leave a bit of a mess of shells but it's easily brushed up.