in the shop:
andSausage / ham
do we mean by free range?
There is always an enormous amount of press
coverage about "free range" and "organic".
to be sure that you know what we mean by these terms, we have
spelt it out here, with the pigs in mind, as there has been
much in the press about pigs.
Range and Organic:
promise that our rare breed stock is kept in a high welfare
system, that allows the animals to roam freely in our farmers
fields whenever the weather permits. The reason why the weather
is a factor is with pigs in particular, as they do not like
extremes in weather conditions, i.e. : too cold, torrential
rain and especially excessive heat (this is due to the lack
of pigmentation in the skin- no pun intended).
in the shop:
Bacon / Sausage
example the pigs are raised in small family units, so
the need for tail docking or teeth clipping is eliminated,
as the pigs are not cramped or stressed.
do not use antibiotics or growth promoters as a matter of
routine,- medicines are only ever used on a need to
Island Gold needs little explaining. Generations of farming
experience has resulted in beef from Orkney gaining an enviable
reputation for flavour, texture and appearance. They are selective
in the butchers who sell it.
is worth noting, that we do not pay for the soil association
logo. We know our meat speaks for itself, try it..