Hopetoun Farm Shop near South Queensferry has been accredited in three categories at the 2015 Great Taste Awards for their quality butchery products.

The “Simply delicious” chicken, turkey and lamb Hopetoun Farm Shop products, raised on the nearby Estate, were merited at the prestigious food awards.

Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, The Great Taste Awards is the benchmark for fine food and drink in the UK. In each of the three categories Hopetoun Farm Shop was awarded one star.

The judging process in 2015 saw over 400 judges, including acclaimed food writers, top chefs and other food experts, come together at 49 judging days from March through to early July. Competition for stars at the Great Taste Awards is tough and out of 10,000 product entries, only 31% were accredited.

The Hopetoun poultry received great comments from the judges – the turkey “…roasted beautifully with crisp golden skin and moist meat on the breast” and the “lovely looking chicken had an appetising aroma.

The lamb also received high praise for being “an impressive joint of meat from an innovative breeding combination.”

Mike Eagers, Head of Rural and Land Use at Hopetoun Estate commented “These awards recognise the hard work of the farmers and butchers at Hopetoun Farm, as all beef, lamb, poultry and game sold in the shop is reared on the Estate’s farms.

“Our animals are reared in a way which ensures high standards of husbandry and record keeping, resulting in full traceability.”

Marc Cherrie, Farm Shop General Manager said “The Great Taste logo is recognised as the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in a local, quality retailer, so we are thrilled to be able to display it.

At Hopetoun Farm Shop we focus on sustainability and provenance and aim to provide shoppers with outstanding products and support them in making informed food choices.”

 

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