Eat Local this Christmas


The Bowland Food Hall Guide to putting together a proper Lancashire Christmas Dinner.

Bowland Food Hall was established to create a showcase for high quality local produce. As far as possible, the meat counter sells only higher welfare, locally sourced, native breed meats.

The Forest of Bowland produces some of the finest beef, lamb, pork and poultry in Britain. The region is also one of the UK’s leading dairy farming areas and we are world famous for our cheeses. So why look further afield?

Our buyers invest time in getting to know the producers and their produce on a deeper level so we understand the provenance and quality and can share that with our customers.

The majority of our meat comes from the Ribble or Hodder Valleys and the Forest of Bowland and all our producers are based in Lancashire. We work directly with suppliers to source top quality meat and dairy products, produced locally, wherever possible.

We’re proud to work alongside these committed local artisan producers and we’re sold on the benefits of buying quality local produce so customers can taste the difference for themselves.

We really want to share that passion with customers, help them discover authentic tastes and flavours and get them genuinely excited about supporting local producers.

And what better time to support the local farming community than at Christmas?

Here’s our guide to finding the best local produce to keeping it local and creating a Christmas Dinner that supports local farmers and quality food producers.

We’re taking orders for collection before Christmas until Sunday, December 17. We’re happy to advise on unusual cuts or oversize joints of meat for a big festive family occasion. Don’t hesitate to pop in for a chat with us about your special requirements.

MEET OUR LOCAL FOOD HEROES

TURKEY
Ben Holland
Bowland Outdoor Reared
Bentham

Traditional bronze turkeys that spend most of their lives roaming the Bowland Fells and are naturally firm fleshed and low in fat.

BEEF
Mick Forshaw
Little Town Farm Shop
Thornley

Three generations of farming know-how goes into raising some of the finest Aberdeen Angus beef on the lush pastureland on the western fringe of the Forest of Bowland

LAMB
Stuart and Caroline Lawson
Bank End Farm
Cockerham

Sweet and tender salt marsh lamb from a flock that roam free over almost 500 acres of natural saltmarsh on the Lancashire coast.

CHEESE

Jan Curtis
Deli Counter
Bowland Food Hall

An interesting cheeseboard is a real focal point at Christmas and if you know something about where the different cheese are produced, it can be a real conversation starter.

 

 

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