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Make sure your meat is welfare friendly and locally reared this summer season

by Webmaster, 4th June 2021

Make sure your meat is welfare-friendly and locally reared this summer season

It’s that time of year when the aroma of charcoal and delicious sausages and burgers waft from garden to garden. Yes, it’s BBQ time. 

Yet it’s all to easy to buy cheap, pre-packed meat from the local supermarket, often flown from far off lands. Not only does this type of mass-produced meat damage the planet, it'll be less likely to be welfare-friendly and it certainly won’t deliver on succulence and flavour. 

This it is why it's worth doing a bit of research and finding good local suppliers, who support local farms and have high welfare standards.

Weobley Ash, a farm and meat supplier near Presteigne, Mid Wales, not only breed rare Welsh pigs, but also Oxford Sandy and Black pigs, which have very recognisable ginger hair and black spots. Weobley Ash point to their pigs' succulent, tasty pork with fabulous crackling. And most importantly, the pigs are outdoor-reared and fed on a natural diet, so they have access to fresh air and a good quality of life.

The farm also produce Herdwick, Dartmoor and Ryeland sheep and grass-fed Hereford cattle. 

If you’re visiting the area, Weobley Ash deliver breakfast and BBQ boxes to enjoy at your caravan or camp site or in the garden of your rented accommodation. But Weobley also offer a UK-wide delivery service.

Vegetarians and vegans aren't be left out either, as they also sell veggie and vegan options, as well a range of gluten-free products. 

To find out more, or to place an order, visit:


Reward yourself for buying local and welfare-friendly, by accompanying your meat with some home-made BBQ sauce. Here's our recipe to add a tang to your tongue...



1 tbsp olive oil

One onion, finely chopped

400g tin chopped tomatoes

Three garlic cloves, finely chopped

85g brown sugar

Three tablespoon malt vinegar

Two tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

One tablespoon tomato purée



Step 1: Heat a drop of olive oil in a saucepan and add the chopped onion. 

Step 2: Cook for four to five minutes, until softened. 

Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients, season and mix. 

Step 4: Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until thickened. 

Tip: If you prefer a smooth sauce, whizz in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.



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