Welcome Michael, Great Taste Awards, Capricorn Organic fruit and veg boxes, and Sutton Hoo chicken

Welcome to our September newsletter…

Welcome Michael

We are delighted to welcome Michael to the team. Michael is long time borough resident, experienced butcher and all-round good guy. He’ll be with us full time so you’ll have plenty of time to get to know each other!

Great Taste Awards

When we opened, we wanted to win two awards, a Time Out Love London Award (which we won thanks to you early this year) and a Great Taste Award, which we couldn’t be happier to announce that we received this summer! The award is for our Ladywell sausage and it is the culmination of many years of tweaking to get it to star holder it is now.

Capricorn Organic fruit and veg boxes

From 27 September, Heckstall & Smith will be operating as a pick-up point for Capricorn Organic fruit and veg boxes.
 
Their speciality is individual orders. You tell them what you want and if it’s in season they’ll get it for you. Orders can be in pounds, kilos, grams or each e.g. 1lb carrots, 2kg potatoes, 250g mushrooms and four tomatoes. Knowing that box schemes are convenient but can be repetitive and lack choice, they take great care in understanding their customers’ needs by varying their boxes weekly and tailoring them to suit each customer.
 
You can place your order from just £13. To sign up call Paul on 0208 669 5317 or visit their website www.capricornorganics.co.uk.

Sutton Hoo Chicken

You may remember that we used to stock birds from Sutton Hoo Chicken and for various logistical reason had to discontinue. However, we are pleased to say those issues have been resolved and in a few weeks, we’ll begin stocking them again.
 
The story of Sutton Hoo Chicken began in 1994 when Charles and Belinda Nash set out on a mission to rear truly free range chicken in the Suffolk countryside they both loved. Despite Charles’ passing in 2009, Belinda and Charles’ godson Will continues to carry on the couple’s lifelong dream, growing their chickens traditionally, for longer and free range on Suffolk meadows. The traditional breed used is a slower growing chicken; grown on average for ten weeks and 25% longer than standard free range chickens.
 
We are proud of our existing free range bird but with chicken being one of our best seller have wanted for some time to offer a more traditional style bird alongside. So we are delighted to have them coming back to the counter.