Festive Awards For Cornish Pork

Festive Awards For Cornish Pork

Cornish producer, Primrose Herd, has scooped yet more national awards – this time for its festive range of pork products.

Back in October, the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) asked the country’s top butchers and meat producers to submit their favourite Christmas products for the first ever National Festive Meat Products competition.

The results were announced just in time for Christmas, with Redruth family business Primrose Herd taking two gold awards, four silvers and one bronze.

Owner Sally Lugg commented: “We have worked extra-hard to develop our Christmas range, offering customers the finest quality pork combined with our favourite festive flavours. The family recipes for stuffing, chipolatas and pigs in blankets have done us proud in this competition!”

The judges were particularly impressed with the Shoulder of Pork, and Sage and Red Onion Festive Chipolatas – it was these which scooped gold awards above hundreds of other entries.

Sally and her husband Bill have been rearing traditional-breed pigs since 1999; they have become known as one of the country’s top artisan food producers thanks to their tried and tested methods.

Earlier this year Primrose Herd was declared champion ‘From The Field’ artisan producer at the delicious. magazine awards – a great accolade for a small family business.

The couple’s three children – Rachael, Abi and Josh – are now all involved with the herd, which looks set to go from strength to strength as the reputation of British pork reaches an all-time high.

The Primrose Herd pigs are kept outside as much as possible and their lifestyle and diet is designed for slow, natural growth – this in turn encourages excellent marbling in the meat and a delicious deep flavour.

Initially selling their pork at various farmer’s markets, the Lugg’s now supply many of Cornwall’s top restaurants, award-winning farm shops and delicatessens, and sell the full range of pork products online.

In the run up to Christmas the family can be found at Helston Farmers Market on the 16th and 23rd December.