Lagan Farm has triumphed in the Taste of Dorset Awards with a win in the coveted ‘Best Meat Producer’ category. Lagan Farm Shop has been selling rare breed beef and lamb produced on neighbouring farmland for over 20 years and the award is a great accolade for the farmers, rare breed champions Ron and Sheila Clark. Mrs Clark is thrilled with the award because it shows a public vote of confidence in meat produced slowly in a traditional, non-intensive way. ‘People are starting to realise that good quality meat doesn’t come from the supermarkets but the independents and Britain’s rare breeds are gaining the recognition they deserve for the exceptional quality of their meat.’
The Lagan Farm Shop at Orchard Park, just outside Gillingham on the B3081 Shaftesbury Road, is a real destination for people who value the meat they put on their table. The shop has a team of skilled butchers who are passionate about the produce and only too pleased to share their expertise and advice with the customer.
It didn’t stop there because Orchard Park have also been spreading the word about the value of producing your own vegetables; the allotments at Orchard Park were runners up in the ‘Grow your Own’ category of the Taste of Dorset Awards.
Orchard Park Press Release 6th September 2011
All photographs courtesy of Blackmore Vale Magazine/Ian Sumner