Hip Hip Hooray!! We are finally in local Tesco stores…
After initially being part of the Food hall online shop, we have now also been added to stores in local areas (Northants, Beds, Bucks, and Cambs) This is a very exciting step for us, and this gives us another chance to meet our local customers through Demos, and sampling days.
Food certification and assurance schemes explained
Red Tractor, RSPCA, Freedom Food, BRC the list goes on and on, but what does it all mean? Standing there in the supermarket being faced with many different logos, and certificates can be a bit overwhelming, so I thought I would explain some in a little detail, to help you understand what you’re buying. As most of us want to be sure what we are buying and ensure the quality of our products.
We are very happy to announce that we are now producing our own Sausages!
We have been trialling and testing these products for months now to get them just right, and we are very happy with our final products. We have developed two varieties of sausages, a Cumberland and a Caremilised Red Onion. Both types of Sausages are produced from cuts of prime British Pork, from farms who are part of The Red Tractor Welfare Assurance Scheme.
This year Nigel visited The Great Yorkshire Show, which took place in Harrogate.
This included livestock parades,show jumping, food demos, and a variation of stools. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with some of our farmers that we are currently working with to produce our Grosvenor range of pig. One of our farmers happened to be competing in the pig ring with two pigs from our Grosvenor family which received reserve champions.
The Meat and Poultry Processing Awards took place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester, on Thursday 21 March 2013
We won our Category for The Small Processing Business of The Year
Nigel said: “It was a real honour to be up on stage but it is the Houghton Hams team that is behind this success, not just me. This is for everyone and I am delighted to be able to take this back to Northampton.
“I don’t think money could buy the award. Companies can now look at us with a different perception of what we can achieve for them as a supplier. Within the industry, it’s a great award for us to win. We’ll savour it and enjoy the year”.
All the team were really pleased with the result and enjoyed the night! Here are a few of our photos from the evening….
These organic hams are reared from exclusively selected British farms. This succulent ham is cured by hand and left to mature to develop its full and unique flavour. The meat is then cooked to offer a richly flavoured product.
Last month Paul and Nigel took a trip to America for Nigel’s birthday (for a well earned rest!) to watch the famous Indi 500, in Indianapolis, where they also stopped off in Chicago on the way! Here are a few pictures of the holiday!…
We want to congratulate the happy couple on their wedding!
Last month Jo and Nigel attended Raquel our Technical assistant’s wedding in Alcobaca Portugal, and it looked like a beautiful day! We wish Raquel and Pedro Vaz all the best!