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Our free range, rare breed pigs (Saddleback and Tamworth) are happy to root around in extensive fields, savoring lush grass and yummy roots, in addition to whey and nutritious compounds. Freedom to be either outdoors or inside a warm hay shed according to weather conditions. Our pigs are healthy and completely free from medications of any sort. We don’t overstock and our pigs have access to good grass. Visit our farm to see our pigs and have a taste of what we produce at one of our food safaris. Purchase our produce in the farm shop or by contacting us online.
Established in 1850, the company is now run by Danny Lidgate, the fifth generation of this family-run business, specialising in organic and free-range meat, game and poultry, together with a wide range of cheeses, cooked meats and delicatessen products. Customer service is provided by helpful and knowledgeable staff and the quality of goods is maintained by close links with the farmers who produce the meat, including the Highgrove Estate of the Prince of Wales. As well as serving local London customers from their Holland Park shop, Lidgates now offers a nationwide delivery service and a free delivery to London NW, SW and W postcodes.
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Great Glen Charcuterie is based in the rugged Highlands of Scotland. They use sustainably sourced local wild venison to produce a range of award winning venison charcuterie. The company produces delicious salamis, chorizos, pepperonis, bresaola and smoked venison. Their Green Pepper salami was awarded Best Charcuterie product at the 2013 Great Taste Awards. Great Glen Charcuterie is available from independent retailers and their online store. The products are great to use in a range of recipes, for easy entertaining or simply enjoyed as they are. For recipes ideas look on the website.
The Wild Meat Company has been awarded the Suffolk Carbon Charter and is accredited and inspected by SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval). The home farm is organic (certified by Organic Food Federation).
The Wild Meat Company sources and sells online venison, game birds, rabbit and even squirrel entirely from farms and estates in east Suffolk. It has recently also started cutting and marketing local farm breeds from the farms which supply the game. Established in 1999 by Robert Gooch and Paul Denny, the website www.wildmeat.co.uk takes the muck and mystery out of buying, preparing and eating game. Since then the company has been named as one of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes and highly praised by The Hairy Bikers and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. All our game birds and animals are harvested (normally shot) locally (the exception is wild boar). Being close to the coast we are fortunate in having a large number of migratory birds such as wild duck and woodcock. The meat is delivered in an insulated box with ice packs to keep the meat at fridge temperature (between 4 and 7ºC). The vast majority of deliveries are sent in a card board box with a wool liner inside; both box and liner can be recycled.
A 350-acre, award-winning organic family run farm in North Devon, with an on-farm butchery where all the meat from the farm is hung and skillfully prepared by a professional butcher. A full range of cuts of organic, high welfare grassfed beef, lamb, pork and chicken, as well as their excellent value ‘boxes’ are available by mail order or from the farm. The farm been managed organically since 1988 and the woodland, ponds and orchard provide excellent wildlife habitats.
Fishbox brings sustainably-sourced, fresh Scottish seafood direct to your door. All seafood is sourced directly from local markets and independent fishing boats, helping to support fishing communities and ensures the highest-quality products. The contents of each Fishbox is determined by what the fishermen have caught that day; reducing pressure on specific fish species and ensuring fishermen get paid for their catch. When you order you can select your preferences so each box is personalsied for you. The fish is filleted, portioned and vacuum-packed so when it arrives it can easily be cooked, chilled or frozen. Choose from 3 different box sizes: Small £25, Medium £35, Large £45, with free UK wide delivery.
The Eversfield Estate is an 450-acre organic farm deep in the heart of the Devon countryside, certified by the Soil Association. Eversfield works hard to restore the traditional Devon landscape, replanting hedgerows, managing rare Culm grasslands and reviving ancient woodlands. They run a unique herd of ‘Heritage’ Aberdeen Angus and a flock of Romney Marsh Sheep. All the meat is hung and matured in their fully licensed cutting plant for up to three weeks, then cut and prepared by their skilled butchers, vacuum packed and clearly labelled, ready for home freezing and delivered nationwide by a next day service.
James Whetlor founded Cabrito after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem. He was cooking at River Cottage at the time and a few of the goats ended up on the menu. After seeing how well the kids sold, James thought perhaps there was a market for kid goat meat. Turns out there was. All Cabrito kids are a by-product of the dairy industry and would have in the past been euthanized shortly after birth. In a world of dwindling resources and rising food prices Cabrito believe this cannot be justified. They now have a network of farms producing high quality meat from a previously wasted resource.
Supplies organic beef, organic Brown Cow Yoghurts, organic River Cottage yoghurts, ethical and luxurious cow hide rugs, handbags, cushions, belts, doorstops, key fobs and luggage. Brown Cow beef is a consistent award winner and the farm is renowned for the quality of its meat, supplying to famous chefs, high class butchers and to the local community. Delivers nationwide and offers pick-ups from the farm itself. “I’ve tasted some good meat and some excellent meat over the time but this is absolutely the best – the top of the pile!” Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall