Farm shop savours taste of success once again

sausages and pies from a farm shop in Duffield tasted success at a recent butchers’ championship.

For Croots Farm Shop took three golds and a silver award at the 17th Robin Hood Championship, an event run by the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders.

Croots’ Tomato and Basil sausages, the shop’s new Derbyshire Sausages — made from mutton, lemon and herbs — and its Huntsman Pie were top class, according to judges, while its Traditional Pork Pie came away with a silver award.

Shop owner Steve Croot said: “This is fantastic news for our team. It’s great to get confirmation from industry experts that our products are among the best.

“It confirms what our customers already know, that great ingredients and know-how combine to make all these products stand out, and follows the huge success we had earlier this year at a BPEX regional roadshow when Croots scooped a 16-strong haul of awards for our sausages and pies.”

The Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders has been holding the Robin Hood Championship for independent butchers since 1985.

It now attracts entries from around the country.

Croots Farm Shop has become renowned for its sausages and other meat products.

In 2009 it received a gold award from the Guild of Fine Food for its black pudding sausage.

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