Certification by the Pasture Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) is a way to ensure that the meat you buy is from 100% pasture fed animals.
Please see their full list of suppliers here.
For more on the importance of 100% pasture raised meat see here. The PFLA also has a newsletter and lots of information about their producers and the benefits of 100% pasture fed meat.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PASTURE FED PRODUCER!
Bryn Belted Galloway Beef (PFLA) – truly fantastic beef raised on the Brecon Beacons in Wales (01874 638385). Mail order to anywhere in UK available.
Model Farm (PFLA) – a co-operative society of organic and traditional farmers near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. The shop sells 100% pasture raised beef, organic lamb and mutton, free-range pork and free-range chicken as well as a selection of other products.
Black Welsh Lamb (PFLA) – based near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Sarah and Nick sell lamb, hogget and mutton. The flavour is delicious,
Gower Salt Marsh Lamb (PFLA) – sheep graze on the salt marshes of the Gower Peninsula near Swansea which gives the meat a distinct flavour.
Smiling Tree Farm (PFLA) in South Shropshire – micro-dairy, pastured lamb, rare breed pigs and tree-roosting chickens!
The Wild Meat Company based in Suffolk: venison, game birds, rabbit and even squirrel.
Osius Bone Broth – bone broth made with 100% pasture fed meat!
Organic free range chickens from Tom Llewellin at Usk Farmers Market. Their taste is fantastic.
Weobley Ash – based in Herefordshire, this farm produces lamb, hogget & mutton from their Lleyn flock, apple juice & cider from their orchards and eggs. Sells via Hay Market every Thursday and Kington every Friday.
Banega Jamon via Bertie’s Food and Drink – the black Iberian pig thrives in southern Spain where it roams the oak forests – the dehesa – feeding on fallen acorns, grasses and wild herbs, giving their meat a unique and distinct flavour. Beautiful jamon from pigs that live completely free range.
George’s Butchers – lovely local butchers and abattoir in Talgarth, Powys.
Monmouthshire Turkeys – totally free range, dry, hand-plucked Bronze turkey sourced after much research looking for a local supplier, many phone calls and lots of questions. Turkeys are free to go out every day where they eat a mixture of bugs, nettles, grass etc. They are supplemented with organic feed (‘GM-free organic grain without antibiotics’) at night when they are shut in. Tasted wonderful.
Trealy Farm Charcuterie – We have tried several of their products and they are fantastic. ‘All of our meat is free range and carefully sourced, from our own farm and from other local, trusted farmers. We use only traditional breeds such as the Saddleback pig, Welsh Black cattle and Welsh Mountain lamb. We keep preservatives to an absolute minimum and don’t use any artificial flavourings, artificial colourings or emulsifiers. Our organic approved curing salts contain no nitrates and, only if absolutely necessary for product safety, the lowest possible levels of nitrite. No other artificial additives of any sort are used. Nearly all of our products are gluten-free and dairy-free. We have EU oval mark status and SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) accreditation.’
Big Horn Biltong – very nice sugar-free Paleo biltong!
The Charcutier – traditional artisan cured meats
Brixham Seafood – we are rather limited in our area for good fish suppliers, however, we found this supply of fresh fish via the excellent Bertie’s Food and Drink. The quality of the fish is wonderful and we order with others to share delivery costs and stock up the freezer. It arrives perfectly packed in polystyrene boxes and ice packs via 48-hour courier.
Inverawe Smokehouse – sustainably raised fish, low stocking densities, no antibiotics, fed from sustainable fish meal sources. The smoked eels are amazing.
The following are some of our local suppliers of vegetables and fruit grown organically/locally. While we certainly do buy vegetables and fruit from the supermarkets, we try as much as possible to grow our own or buy from local suppliers that do not spray or use pesticides etc.
Paul’s Organic Veg – organic vegetables from Mitchel Troy near Monmouth. Available at Usk Farmers Market.
Primrose Earth Centre – an organic vegetable and fruit farm near Hay on Wye, Powys. ‘Primrose Farm has been managed ecologically since 1990. Over the last few years, permaculture principles have been introduced. Not only has this considerably added to the sustainability of the holding, but has created new habitats and tranquil settings which are of great benefit to wildlife and people. The 0.5-acre forest garden is probably the largest that is commercially operating in this country and contains around 95 different varieties of fruit and nut trees.’ Sells produce at Hay Market each Thursday.
100% Hay – Glanwye Farm based near Hay on Wye, Powys sell farm fresh vegetables and home made preserves through local retail outlets, farmers markets, and also directly from the farm. Veg boxes to order and fantastic Kimchi!
Coaltown Coffee – sustainable and transparent trade with small farms from across the coffee belt and driven by remaining ethical, Coaltown hand-roast in small batches and offer a carefully curated selection of the finest coffees. Based in Ammanford, Wales.
Chocolate Trading Company – if you like your chocolate ultra-dark and fancy a special treat, this is for you. Bars with 100% cacao content available.
Coconutty – after quite a bit of research, we found that their largest tub of coconut oil works out to around half the price of our usual brand (Biona via Real Foods). We tried a sample and it tastes lovely, so if you can go in with others to share the cost (or buy it as an investment) it certainly makes sense.
Indigo Herbs – 100% raw cacao powder and butter.
My Protein – large tubs of almond butter. Great value for money.
Real Foods – large selection of products, including Biona coconut oil, non-sulphured coconut flakes and coconut aminos (soy sauce replacement).
AROUND THE HOME
Essential Oils – great value organic oils for facial cleansing, massaging etc.