‘Whilst we have our own free range farm, we are passionate about working with local farmers for our meat supplies’.
Helen Baird, Owner of Pluckley Farm.
We work closely with our friends and neighbours: Harriet Heathcote for lamb from Britcher’s Farm, Egerton;
Paul Hope’s lamb, beef and pork from Cherry Tree Farm, Frittenden; Standford Bridge Farm for very local beef just around the corner; Roundoak in Sutton Valence provide exceptional rare breed lamb and beef.
Island Farm, Egerton have Highland Cattle (quite a sight in Kent!). Highland beef is very dark and rich in flavour.
Every farmer unique in their methods
Each farmer has their preferred breed to work with and so our meat cannot just be categorised as ‘beef’. For example,we have Highland beef; Sussex (the breed rather than the county); Aberdeen Angus; Belguim Blue to name a few.
We rear our own rare breed porkers. Berkshire pigs make excellent meat. They are slow growers and this creates a completely different texture to intensively reared hybrid pigs. The quality muscle from free range rearing makes even the appearance of the dark meat very different and much more appealing. With ‘marbling’ running through the meat keeping the pork moist and tender.
With ‘marbling’ running through the meat keeping the pork moist and tender.
Established relations with local farmers
We are also supported by our long established butchers in Pluckley and Smarden. Superb and incredibly popular smoked meat and fish is sourced from The Weald Smokery.
Stocks and availabilty may vary throughtout the season so please get in touch to find out what we have in store.