Yesterday the Well Hung Meat HQ was a buzz with talks on organic farming, insights into the art of butchery, the Soil Association and of course the occasional organic Devonshire cream tea!
We invited all of our farmers and butchers for a gathering to celebrate the expansion of our butchery. Lee Holdstock, Trade Relations Manager for the Soil Association, was also invited to officially open Well Hung Meat's new Ribeye Room.
Pictured above: From the left, Lee from the Soil Association, Ben Head of Butchery and Tom Managing Director opening the Ribeye Room.
Key to our relationship with our farmers is doing things the traditional way, knowing every farmer by name and knowing their stock. Richard our most experienced artisan butcher selects each animal from the field, choosing the highest quality animal. This personal approach means that we can confidently ensure the highest quality product and true provenance.
Thomas Bourne Managing Director of The Well Hung Meat Company gave a talk to our farmers, explaining more about the company and openly share our core values. Something that our farmers also passionately believe and actively demonstrate as members of the Well Hung Meat Team.
The Well Hung Meat Company prides itself on ensuring that we maintain and grow our relationships with our farmers. It is important to us that we not only produce the best product possible but that we also do this in the fairest way possible; paying our farmers fairly, supporting and working with our farmers, ensuring high animal welfare standards throughout and conducting business ethically.
Getting the whole Well Hung Meat Team together like this helps to ensure that we maintain such long-term trusting relationships, it also means that we can openly communicate and work together meaning that we can continue to illustrate that food can be fair.
Our farmers pride themselves on supplying a high quality product that has been treated with respect they are also passionate advocates of organic.
Lee from the Soil Association also gave a talk to our farmers detailing their vital role in the Organic supply chain. Passionately discussed by all was the importance of Organic farming for our planet and our people. Highlighted was the nutritional difference of Organic meat (contains around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic*), the added benefits for the livestock, surrounding wildlife and environment and the strong growth of the organic market.
Of course nearing the end of the afternoon there was also lots of chat, socialising, laughter and of course these...
When feeding Organic Devon Farmers what else can you provide but an Organic Devonshire Cream Tea and plenty of it! It doesn't take long for in all to be SGONE!
*2016, British Journal of Nutrition. Click here to find out more.