Wednesday, 23 December 2015
A HUGE Well Hung thank you to all our customers and suppliers for being with us in 2015 - it's been quite a year and we appreciate you all so much. Thank you for being part of our story and here's to a very restful, and well fed, Christmas and a prosperous and exciting New Year. From all the team at...
We win catering mark supplier approval
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Amidst the melee of Christmas chaos, we're proud to announce that we are now a Soil Association approved Food for Life Catering Mark supplier. This, together with our SALSA accreditation (which guarantees excellence in food safety standards) makes us a fantastic choice if you're a food service...
Friday, 20 November 2015
Our organic, free range, Bronze turkeys are coming along 'bootifully' at the moment. Now cocky teenagers they are still growing and putting weight on. By day they forage on nettles, clover, grubs and berries. At night they sleep in deeply packed straw pens, these birds enjoy wild roaming and slow...
Well Hung wins SALSA approval
Thursday, 29 October 2015
We are delighted to announce that, following a successful audit today, we are now fully approved by SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval). SALSA is recognised throughout the food industry as the leading food safety certification Scheme for the UK’s small food and drink producers.SALSA is widely...
Having difficulty checking out?
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
We have become aware that some customers using older internet browsers (e.g. an old version of Internet Explorer) are having difficulty checking out through our website.This will particularly affect Mac users using Safari who will need OS X10.5 or later (or use an alternative browser).This is...
Organic Christmas (behind the scenes)
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
As we wave a firm goodbye to Summer, and Autumn seems already to have whistled past to make way for promises of snow, the thoughts of the WHM team turn to Christmas. Of course, we’ve been planning Christmas for a while – since April, in fact. We thought we’d give you a bit of a behind-the-scenes...
Organic venison weekend warmer
Friday, 23 October 2015
As our limited edition venison Game On! box comes to an end for another year, I’ll be cooking up a venison stew to enjoy with some friends for lunch tomorrow.The weather ain’t looking so great and there’s a definite nip in the air – so I’m thinking of doing something a bit warming. And we have just...
BBCR2 Simon Mayo's Foodie Thursday
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
We were really pleased to be asked to supply our organic belly pork to Nigel Barden for the Simon Mayo Foodie Thursday show on Radio 2 last week. Nigel was going to cook and feature our pork used in a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall recipe! The big surprise on the night was that Hugh himself was on the...
Ode to a butcher - Batchcode number 1
Friday, 09 October 2015
In our tribute to National Poetry Day, Richard Mayer (our most “grown-up”butcher) has shared his memories of his career to date… Mr Mayer was a meat purveyorin the days the earth was young.They say he had a boning knifewhen butchering begun(when previously frozen mammothwas all they had to sell.)But...
Food and Drink Devon Awards 2015
Thursday, 08 October 2015
On Monday we attended the Food and Drink Devon – “Love the Flavour” 2015 Awards ceremony. We turned up at Exeter Golf and Country Club to be welcomed by a full house of friendly food and drink professionals from all over the county, having been shortlisted for the Best Online Retailer Award.The golf...
Game On! Venison season starts here...
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Typically, just as we wind down the Well Hung BBQ season, the sun comes out and temperatures soar. But autumn is fast approaching and the venison season is upon us - so we're proudly presenting our organic venison Game On box again. Every year we have a debate at WHM HQ about the pros and cons of...
Jamie Oliver says "trade up to organic"!
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Two things happened yesterday: I went to London for a Soil Association organic trade briefing (I don't spend every day at a trade briefing, by the way) and I learnt that Jamie Oliver had used our sister company, Holy Cow's organic cottage cheese in his new show, Jamie's Super Foods. Both events made...
It's a new dawn, it's a new day...
Friday, 11 September 2015
Today is a new dawn in Well Hung history! With great excitement, we have relaunched our website and we think it's the best we've ever had. We've got that first-day-of-school-baby-in-new-uniform feeling - we're bursting with pride because we think it's now a fantastic showcase for our amazing meat...
Proper meat is worth the wait
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
One of my favourite industry mags is Speciality Food Magazine, not least because it contains lots of exciting pictures of food. Leafing through the September edition, I saw the news of Devon cheesemaker, Quicke’s, new brand identity.I love brands so my eye was drawn straight to the picture, as I’m...
What stops people buying organic?
Friday, 21 August 2015
Yesterday, I wrote about some of the research the Organic Trade Board (OTB) has done into organic shopping habits and the state of the market. I’m still slightly baffled why organic sales, despite stronger growth than non-organic, aren’t meteoric given everything we now know. Availability is one...
Far from bored of organic trade
Friday, 21 August 2015
The Organic Trade Board (OTB), one of the key organic trade bodies which we have recently joined, held its southwest regional trade briefing in Bristol today and I braved the big city to hear the latest. The news from the front is really encouraging: organic continues to outperform the rest of the...
Inspired to eliminate food waste
Friday, 14 August 2015
I met the most incredible person yesterday. At lunch, I sat next to Lotti Henley, who celebrated her 90th birthday the day before. Aged 83, inspired by her unforgettable memories of hunger as a WWII refugee (during which time she had to trade her shoes for a loaf of bread), she set up Plan Zheroes a...