Alder Carr Farm, near Needham Market, sees their Classic Sausages ranked amongst the best in Britain
A Suffolk farm shop has struck gold for their sausages, winning a top prize at a national event.
Alder Carr Farm, in Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, has been awarded a gold badge at this year’s Great British Food Awards for its Classic Sausages.
The bangers are made by hand using free-range Blythburgh pork at the farm itself.
The win means its product will now be promoted nationally across Great British Food’s print, online and social channels.
Stephany Hardingham, from Alder Carr Farm, said: “Everyone at Alder Carr Farm is absolutely delighted to be crowned ‘top sausage’ in the Great British Food Awards 2023.
“Receiving national recognition of the quality of our products will be a real boast to business and is a real tribute to the hard work of the butchery team Shirley, Kevin, Nigel and Isaac.
“It is a real honour to showcase the best of British produce using traditional methods and simple natural ingredients, and to be recognised amongst stiff competition.
“In celebration of our award we will also be offering free tasters this weekend 27th and 28th Oct.”
Alder Carr was established in 1981, but only opened its butchery section in the spring of 2020.
The entry was judged by top industry expert Paul Askew to be a prime example of Great British food and drink, saying: “Balanced and moreish, this is a product with integrity and quality.”
The Classic Sausages can be purchased from the butchery counter at the Farm Shop, or customers can sit down and eat them in The Courtyard Cafe on site.
The Great British Food Awards panel said the bangers were a ‘delectable treat,’ and that they were full of meaty goodness, giving an authentic and flavourful sausage experience.
Alder Carr Farm was founded in 1981 by Nick and Joan Hardingham as a pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farm.
The Farm Shop is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, whilst on Sundays it is open 10am to 4pm.