Make it a local banger this Sausage Week
National Sausage Week (4 November - 10 November) celebrates the good old British banger. As autumn sets in the idea of a week of sausages is appealing. Whether you plan to celebrate with toad in the hole or a hearty casserole make sure you are cooking with Hampshire sausages.
Our county boasts many local producers dedicated to rearing and using only the best quality meat in their sausages. We also have award-winning butchers producing excellent sausages from local meat. Locally you can buy sausages including a range of meats such pork, goat, beef and game with many producers and butchers experimenting with different flavours as the seasons change. Plenty of local producers also specialise in gluten free sausages.
Hampshire's sausage scene is so popular that it is the only county to hold its own annual sausage and pie competition. The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition is a celebration of our county's pig farmers and butchers. This year the event attracted 170 entries across 12 categories with Greenfield Pork Products being crowned Supreme Champion 2013.
A group of local pig farmers recently diversified into charcuterie using quality local meat. They trained for two years in the art of charcuterie making and are now offering a range of products including salami, brawn, faggots and chorizo. Visit the Hampshire Charcuterie website (link below) to find out where to try and buy.
You can buy local sausages directly from many local producers either by visiting their farm or at farmers' markets. Many farm shops and butchers also sell local sausages.
You can search local producers and retailers on the homepage of our website. We have also put together a list below to help you find quality local sausages.
Devese Farm Animals
Greenfield Pork Products
Hyden Farm Originals
Mill Farm Organic Shop and Caf?
Rother Valley Organics
Farm shops and village stores
Brocks Farm Shop
Durleighmarsh Farm Shop
Leckford Farm Shop
Newlyns Farm Shop
North Warnborough and Weyhill
Setley Ridge Farm Shop
Wellington Farm Shop
A Turners and Sons Ltd
C E Evans & Son
Chalcroft Farm and Kimbridge Farm Shop
Uptons of Bassett
*We are unable to make these website links live, please copy and paste the website address into your search engine.
Many local producers will also be at Hampshire Farmers' Markets taking place in Alton on Saturday 9 November and Winchester on Sunday 10 November.