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November 23, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley butchers win awards for sausages


Winner ! The silver award winning pork & spring onion sausages


Craig preparing a carcass of British White beef from the Apley Estate, 1 mile away

John preparing a joint of beef for roasting

John preparing a joint of beef for roasting

Our Apley butchers have just won awards for 2 of their varieties of sausage this weekend at the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society awards held at the Staffordshire County Showground.

John Callinswood & Craig Whitehouse won a gold award (97/100) for their traditional pork sausage & a silver award (94/100) – Pork, Stilton & Spring Onion sausage – just 1 point off another gold award.

We’re all obviously delighted with this outcome. I know they love preparing for & serving Apley Farm Shop’s customers, using locally sourced meat & local ingredients, so this is a real reward for all their hard work. It’s not the first time John has won awards for his work: In the past, John has won the best pork pie in the Midlands. Of course, we hope John & Craig will be entering many other similar competitions in 2016 – it’s a great way of always raising one’s own game, always improving, developing new products & methods.

On their butchery counter (currently overlooked by a huge glittery Christmas star!) other varieties of sausage produced include Moroccan lamb, beef & horse radish, pork & tomato, pork & apple, pork & leek, pork, honey & mustard, pork & black pepper.  They’ll be offering free tasters of their sausages on Saturday 28 November during the Apley Farm Shop Christmas Food Fair, 10-4pm.  For Christmas orders, they have free range Kelly Bronze turkeys, free range geese, British White beef from the Apley Estate & Christmas hams from free range pork.

Nearly all their products can be bespoke for customers’ wishes including bespoke game pies from Apley’s own game & bespoke pork pies (eg. an egg & mushroom pork pie). It’ll be handmade at Apley & they’ll have it ready within 2 days, sometimes less.

Over 100 of Apley Farm Shop’s products, including some from the butchery counter, will very soon be available to order online via our DeliShop. It’s a standard Click & Collect where customers will come to the shop to collect whatever they’ve ordered online.


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