Say hello to Lancashire's finest foodies and farmers
As a family-owned butchers based in Preston, we pride ourselves on supporting the local farming community. When you shop with us you can expect to find the finest selection of local produce direct from our hand-picked suppliers. We have worked hard over the years, rearing and sourcing locally farmed meat for our farm shop in Woodplumpton and for our traditional butchery in the Barton Grange Garden Centre Farm Shop and the Food Hall at Bents Garden and Home. Wherever possible the meat we sell is sourced from within a 20 mile radius, providing full traceability and helping to reduce those all-important food miles. We rear our own herd of cattle for beef at Durton Lane but we also havea fantastic alliance with many local farmers including John Helme, Paul Keyes and Alan Thornton.
John Helme...is a traditional beef rearer based at Pilling. John grows his own food stuffs and produces the finest finished beef around.
Paul Keyes...is based in Salwick and puts his extensive shepherding skills to work producing top quality lambs late into the season. He works in partnership with his son Richard and his team of three sheep dogs.
Alan Thornton...farms in the fields around Eaves Lane. A traditional shepherd, Alan produces quality lambs for the spring and summer market.
Brockholes Arms AuctionSince we first went into business in 1970 we have been visiting Brock auction every Tuesday, for their live stock sale. We are now in our 3rd Generation buying from Brock Auction starting with Grandad Fran in the early days, followed by Anthony and John and now with Liz, Anthony’s Daughter, who can regularly be seen buying there, usually with one her three children in tow!
Of course, it’s not all about the meat. We also offer a selection of 100 carefully-curated cheeses from local and artisan cheesemakers. Please do ask our staff for a morsel to taste and information on where the cheese originates and the taste and texture - from hard to soft, smoked to blue, cow’s milk to goat’s milk, there’s something to please every cheese lover’s palate.