HINTON Marsh Farm, who have a meat and barbecue stall at the farmers’ market every Saturday, have won two gold medals at this year’s Great Taste Awards.
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the largest and most trusted awards scheme for speciality fine food and drink.
Putting foods to the taste test with a panel of over 400 experts is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers.
It is a tough competition, to win gold is a testament to the quality and taste of your product.
Hinton Marsh Farm received gold for the standard honey roast sausage and gold for the gourmet pork and leek sausage.
The standard sausage was added to the product range in 2013 to offer customers an alternative to the Gourmet range which they have been making for years.
The Gourmet sausage is a lean, single milled, sausage using only the finest cuts from the pig — legs and loins — and no fat.
Because of the quality of the meat in them, these retail at £5.20 for a pack of six.
The standard sausage is a great all round sausage.
A smoother texture is achieved with double milling and they contain all cuts of pork from the pig.
They retail at £3.60 for a pack of six or two for £6.
Other winners at the market are Stainswick Farm Rapeseed Oil, who won gold for their cold pressed oil (at the market every second Saturday), Pieminister for their Moo and Blue, Chicken of Aragon and Heidi pies (at the market every first Saturday) and from over at the Shambles market Felce’s foods, the fish smokers, won gold awards for their smoked haddock, organic smoked salmon and smoked mackerel. Well done to all.