It’s getting a bit chilly outside– not my favourite but it makes me feel a bit better banging on about Christmas in October!
Within that festive theme – there’s more to Christmas cuisine than turkey. To make life easier we’re going to sort your menu out with some tasty packages for the season – a box with a selection of bits to simplify your shopping. Look out for those next week, and keep an eye out for the weekly deals as well!
Our delicious deal for this week in the shop is rolled shoulder of pork; only £6.99 per kilo and roasts up a treat – have a go at this recipe which recommends mustard and cider gravy.
As you will probably know by now, all our meat in the shop comes from traditional, rare and native breeds. These shoulder joints are coming from Baylham House Farm, who have supplied us with some beautiful Berkshire pigs.
These black pigs were close to dying out in the 19th century because people turned their attention to farming white pigs. Although they’re rare, they survived due to having some of the best quality and flavour pork and bacon. They are still recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust as a vulnerable breed. British Berkshires are still exported to the Far East, where it’s so popular that it’s sold as a rare delicacy – but you can get some right here, which is a bit more convenient.
Speaking of convenient – the opening times in the shop have changed. We’re now open Tuesday to Saturday, with a late night opening on Friday nights for you.
See you in the shop soon!