The butcher’s counter in each of Ben’s Farm Shops is stocked with a range of locally-reared, grass-fed, free-range and organic meats. Experienced and knowledgeable butchers are happy to advise you on any cut required.
The Farm Shop is offering a free-range turkey from Frenchbeer Farm in Chagford. These plump birds are free to roam and reared to the highest organic standards – just not necessarily fed a wholly organic diet.
The turkey – worth around £60 – will feed approximately five people and must be collected from one of the farm shops in either Staverton, Totnes, Yealmpton or Exeter.www.bensfarmshop.co.uk
Figgy’s multi-award-winning Christmas Puddings are handmade in Woodbury Salterton to a family recipe and matured in traditional ceramic bowls. Steeped in Somerset Cider Brandy and Hanlons Port Stout, they make an ideal Christmas treat or a special present.
This is a family-sized 950g pudding, but they are also available in smaller sizes, serving 2-3 and 4-6 people. Buy online and Figgy’s will include a gift card if it’s a present.
£24.95 for 950g.
£17.95 for 550g.
£12.95 for 350g.
The Orsman family founded its award-winning butchers in Shaldon over 100 years ago. The business sells premium quality beef, pork and lamb products from only the finest animals and farms in the South West. Perfect for the festive season is this cut of prime 28-day matured single rib of beef. Serves 2-4 people.www.orsmanbutchers.co.uk
Sharpham’s Pinot Gris Wild Ferment and Pinot Noir come from the outstanding 2018 vintage and are two of its bestsellers. The Pinot Gris grapes were soaked with their skins for 24-48 hours and fermented using natural yeast. The Pinot Noir is a ripe, elegant red which is bursting with red berry flavours.
£17 per 750ml bottle.www.sharpham.com
Chunk of Devon, based in Ottery St Mary, is offering a case of eight of its Great Taste award-winning Venison & Port Pies. Using local venison, mushrooms, a good splosh of port, a few crushed juniper berries and a little cacao, these pies are a hearty winter treat. Stuff the turkey… have a pie!
Available from delis, farm shops, independent retailers and also online.www.chunkofdevon.co.uk
Lovaton Farm in South Tawton is a family-run farm, producing quality award-winning meat and meat boxes in a high welfare and sustainable manner. Its Gloucester Old Spot rolled leg of pork won three stars at the Great Taste Awards 2013.
Approximately £35 for 2.5-3kg.www.lovatonfarmmeat.co.uk
Located just outside Cullompton, Otter Vale has been making award-winning condiments for 40 years. Its West Country Chutney Selection comprises: Devon Chutney, Apple with West Country Cider Chutney and Devon Fire Chutney. The West Country Marmalade Selection includes: Marmalade with Somerset Cider Brandy, Lime and Lemon Marmalade with Exeter Gin, and Ginger and Spiced Rum Marmalade (using Two Drifters Spiced Rum).
These sets make ideal gifts. Or try a selection of Chutneys for Curry, which will come in very handy for Boxing Day! This set includes: Mango Chutney, Devon Fire Chutney and Curried Peach Chutney.www.otter-vale.co.uk
The Cheese Shed, based in Bovey Tracey, stocks over 100 hand-made West Country cheeses along with hampers and gift boxes, which are sent to customers all over the UK. The Christmas Five is a complete festive cheeseboard of about 1.5kg, containing five delicious, contrasting cheeses, selected from some of the region’s best makers.
Last delivery date for Christmas is 20 December. £39.99www.thecheeseshed.com
Awarded two stars (outstanding) at this year’s Great Taste Awards, the Extraordinary Mincemeat from Waterhouse Fayre – which is based near Tiverton – is gluten-free, contains no suet or citrus peel, just “fabulous fruits” cooked in cider and brandy with some almonds. Eat it straight from the jar!
£3.75 per 425g.www.waterhousefayre.co.uk
Enjoy a gift box selection of bottle-conditioned ales from Teignworthy Brewery. Includes one bottle each of Beachcomber, Old Moggie, Christmas Cracker and Spring Tide, plus a Reel Ale pint glass. The box costs £14.50 and can be purchased at the brewery. Gin lovers also look out for Black Dog Gin. 700ml costs £35.www.teignworthybrewery.com
Terms and Conditions
The first name with the correct answer drawn on the closing date of Monday 9 December 2019 will be deemed the winner. The winner to collect the turkey from Ben's Farm Shop (Staverton, Totnes, Yealmpton or Exeter) by Monday 23rd December, and the competition winner must specify which shop they would like to collect it from one week prior to collection. Read the full competition rules.
For your chance to win, simply answer the question correctly and send us your contact details.
In which village is Orsman’s the butchers located?
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