Roaming Roosers' bacon shortlisted for award

With a strong reputation for sustainable farming methods and quality meat products, one local food business is hoping that its bacon will triumph against some big industry names.

Pendle food company, Roaming Roosters, has been shortlisted in the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards for its very own Old Spot home-cured middle bacon.

The meat is taken from their Gloucester Old Spot rare breed, grass fed pigs, which are born and reared on the farm. The pigs have plenty of fat covering ensuring a tasty and quality product.

“Our middle bacon is particularly popular in the farm shop, so we were really excited to put it forward as a contender” said Paul White, business development manager at Roaming Roosters.

“We were thrilled when the shortlist was announced; we work hard to produce excellent products for our customers, and it’s great to be recognised alongside some big names.”

The company faces competition from nine other nominees in their category including; Friends Farm and its smoked back bacon, Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and its sweet cured beer bacon and Farm and Fork and its dry cured bacon.

Judges focused foremost on provenance at this stage in the competition, something Roaming Roosters is particularly proud of. The company was born from a passion for bringing sustainable food to the masses and a vision for real British food which has already captured the hearts of customers locally and UK wide. The shortlisted companies will send their products for a final tasting, where judges will decide their fate.