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Important  announcement about Pig & Co
April and May 2014 break in usual service


Due to the unfortunate coming together of three difficult challenges for our business, I'm sorry to announce that Pig & Co will be taking a break and pausing production and sales during April and May 2014. 


Firstly, and most significantly, is the issue of my continued ill health. Sadly, I am still struggling to recover from some surgery late last year and, as things stand, I'm unable to do any meaningful work for the majority of the time. I had a further procedure performed last week which, I'm told, should offer a good chance of an improved recovery but we will have to wait and see. 


Secondly, our son who has been the cornerstone of the business for the last two years, is temporarily off to pastures new (and if you saw the state of our pastures you'd understand why!). He has worked tirelessly to create our award winning products and care for our pigs for little reward and has more than earned the opportunity to go off and see the world. Whilst the timing is unfortunate, we wholeheartedly support him in his long planned travels and he has threatened to return! 

Finally, the relentless rain and flooding over the past winter has wrecked our land. Now, many pig keepers would continue to keep pigs in these terrible conditions but we, in all good conscience, will not do so. And, as we're totally committed to proper and total outdoor free range pig keeping, we reluctantly have had to temporarily reduce the size of our herd down to just a few of our favourite breeding sows, to give our land time to recover. 


All of these together mean we have decided to "pause for thought" for a few months. We will not be attending our usual markets nor producing for our trade customers, both of which I sincerely apologise for. 

We have many options as to the directions we can take the business in the future but none are realistic or achievable until my health improves. 


I'd like to thank all our loyal customers (retail & trade) and our suppliers, market organisers and others for all for your support and evangelism for our products. Without you, and the support of our family and friends, we would never have got this far. 


But we do hope to go further, just as soon as we can. 


Thank you all for all your kind words and thoughts. We'll keep you in touch with how things develop.  

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Cheshire Life Award Winner

PIG & CO

NAMED CHESHIRE LIFE FOOD HERO OF THE YEAR

Blimey!

We went along to the prestigious annual Lancashire & Cheshire Life Food & Drink awards at the Hilton in Manchester just expecting a good night - and what a good night it turned out to be!

Much to our surprise, we won the Cheshire Life "Food Hero" award for 2013-14. Unlike the other awards, this special judges award one doesn't have a pre-announced short list. so it really did take us by surprise!

Great Taste Awards

PIG & CO

WINS 3 GOLD STARS AT GREAT TASTE AWARDS

We're proud to have won three gold awards
in the UK's "foodie oscars" in our first year!

We're delighted to announce that our  ROMAN LUCANIAN,
SIZZLING SUGARBUSH and BLATANT PORKIES have all won a gold
in the Guild of Fine foods Great Taste awards 2013.

The Guild describe this gold award as "A VIRTUALLY FAULTLESS FOOD".
Blimey!

Salsa Supplier

PIG & CO

gain full salsa accreditation

We're proud to have been accredited by the UK's leading quality and safety body for small and local suppliers

SALSA certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.

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Ready Meal Winner 2013

PIG & CO

WINS PRESTIGIOUS
FREEFROM FOOD AWARDS

We're proud to have won this prestigious national award with our ROMAN LUCANIAN

We're delighted to announce that our  LUCANIAN sausages beat off Sainsbury's, The Black Farmer, The Co-Op and others to win our category in these prestigious awards 

The judges said "Excellent texture, great colour, great range of ingredients; original, really good. Italian name, Italian flavour, good pork content, loved it."

Best Flavoured Sausage Award 2013

PIG & CO

WINS BEST FLAVOURED SAUSAGE IN CHESHIRE

We're proud to have won in our first year in the Taste Cheshire awards

We're delighted to announce that our  SIZZLING SUGARBUSH, sausages have just won the Taste Cheshire 2013 Best Sausage in Cheshire flavoured sausage category.

Welcome to Pig & Co

welcome to Pig & Co.

THE HOME OF ALL THINGS PIGGY

Hi there and welcome. 

We hope you'll do what one of our pigs would do - have a good root around the site and find the stuff you like

Most of all, we hope you'll find why choosing free range, traditional breed British pork is good for the pigs, great for the planet, but most of all, fantastic for you!

You can read our "Blog from Blackden" and follow the story of the growing Blackden herd. Or check out our diary and discover where you can find us to buy our delicious free range, rare breed pork.

Free Range Pig & Co Pigs

"Why does your pork taste so good?"

SIMPLE. RELAXED, HAPPY FREE RANGE, RARE BREED 

PIGS LIVING A NATURAL, CHILLED OUT LIFESTYLE

Just love & care for your animals and you will reap the rewards. 

At Pig & Co, we don't rush things.
We just let nature take its natural course and speed. 

We believe in traditional breeds brought up in a traditional way. 
Which gives you traditional pork - succulent joints with the best crackling, 
sausages with real flavour and bacon that doesn't boil
in all its added water in the pan!

Free Range, Gluten Free Sausages

gourmet sausages

with FREE RANGE RARE BREED pork

With absolutely no artificial anything. And gluten free too! 

The sausage is a wonderful thing. 

And at Pig & Co, we celebrate their wonderfulness by only adding natural
skins and the finest ingredients to our delicious free range, traditional breed pork
to create the most unusual and delicious sausages you may ever savour. 

From Sugarbush to Cheshire Traditionals, savoury to sweet,
and gently spicy to 'blow your head off' - we have a unique 
selection of hand made lovelies for you to enjoy.

Pig & Co Delivery Van

welcome to Pig & Co.

ONLINE SHOP NOW OPEN

Order online and we deliver fresh to your door 

Pig & Co produce fantastic traditional breed. free range pork.

And now you can order it online and we'll deliver it fresh to your door!

So go and explore our shop, pick yourself some delicious pork and order away >>>

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What customers say

Sarah Burbidge says on Facebook...
Best ever sausages, the house smells of piggy goodness! Thank you for organising my special delivery, I really appreciated it. We'll be back!

Dig on Swine ‏@DigonSwine1 says on Twitter...
just enjoyed some amazing sausages produced by @PigAndCo bought from @_urbanmarket "Blankets In Pigs" made with chestnuts and smoky bacon

Nikki HallenJust says on Facebook...
wanted to say, we saw you at the Lowry on Sat, and after trying the samples of traditional toulosian, bought a pack, and made thee most delish slow cooker stew! The flavours of the sausages seeped into the sauce and I wish I'd bought more, lol! Also bought the Masala ones, but not decided what to do with them yet  definatly a firm customer now!

Adam Crolla ‏@AdamCrolla says on Twitter...
Just finished the amazing Sizzling Sugarbush we bought at Bolton FoodFest. Love them! Thanks again!

Tamsin Rose Penketh says on Facebook...
Bought some Toulouse sausages at the Castlefield market in Manchester and they were absolutely delicious! Perfect meat to wine ratio. And thank you for taking the time to talk to us about the company and share some tips. Hope to see you at the market soon!

Neil Livesey says on Facebook...

Got some sausages from you guys at The Great British Food Festival.Tried the pork with marmalade ones for breakfast this morning. One word. WOW!

David Cook ‏says on Twitter...
Have you tried all the other flavours? 

They are all fab, I haven't found one I don't like!

Paul Worpole says on Twitter...
Created a pizza last night with @PigAndCo 'Cajun' sausage. Oh my word - forget the chirizo. Taste buds totally satisfied! Love it!

Francesca Golia saysa on Facebook...
Best sausages I have ever had!!! Delicious. Hope to see you back in Goostrey soon!

Angie Traynor says...

Peppery stuffersAbsolutely delicious and perfect with buttery mashed potatoes and rich onion gravy.

The words of the judges when awarding the ROMAN LUCANIAN the 2013 FreeFrom food award


‘Excellent texture, great colour, great range of ingredients; original, really good. Italian name, Italian flavour, good pork content, loved it.’

Gary Lewis says…

Have tried my Cajun and Breakfast sausages. They were both excellent.

 We tried the Breakfast sausages at the same time as some Gourmet sausages from Waitrose by way of a little test - result = no contest, yours were better by miles !

JJ Wemyss says through our website...

Fantastic Sugarbush sausages! And having tasted the cuts from Pig & Co., proper pork is now my son's favourite food!

James Jennings says...

They are the BEST sausages I've ever tasted. Ever.

Caroline Denham says...

Just been to the launch tasting of Pig & Co in Wilmslow. Without doubt, the best gourmet sausages I have tasted in my entire life. 

samwelo says on Twitter... 

@PigAndCo just tried your Blankets-in-Pigs bacon chestnut sausages for the first time. #beautiful

Robert Cordon says on Facebook...

You can get away with cheaper meat products in most anything,but you can always tell if it's good pork, and your products are really good.

Alex Mitchell says on Facebook ...

Just enjoyed the tastiest sausages ever courtesy of "the Prices" - logging on to order more - delicious!!!!

Christopher Parker says on Facebook...

Really enjoyed your Blackden Blacksticks blue cheese and walnut bangers from Manchester markets last weekend. Let me know when your back in town, and I'll be down for more.

Charlotte Whittle says on Facebook...

Just had the most gorgeous sausages ! Blackden Moles - Chocolate , chilli & lime ! Saved my mum some in fridge when she gets home from work but maybe I may have to pinch them yum yum!!! X

Susan Rhodes says on Facebook...

Wandered through St Anne's square and came across this stall...just had the Lincolnshire Lovelies for tea and they were delicious!!!! Put the blanket in pigs in the freezer.....save them for another day..!!

Mark Dyas says on Facebook...

Got Blackden Breakfast, Cajun Crackers and bacon delivered the other day - all absolutely fantastic! 

Dave says through our website...

Bought the Blackden Moles and Traditional Lucanian sausages on Saturday at the Manchester Feast festival... these were quite simply the best gourmet sausages I have ever tasted (and I've tasted *a lot* of sausages!)  

Simon Weilding says through Facebook...

Your Blackden Moles are beautiful. Will be back for more tomorrow or next weeeeek. 

Deanna Thomas says on Twitter...

Looking forward to serving up these much rated sausages at party! No other sausage will do, just 4 more sleeps 

Cheshire furniture says on Twitter

 have the best pork product you will ever taste. I'll be bringing a good selection when we go camping 

Faye Whates ‏says on Twitter...

Just had Lucanian Almond & Cumin sausages from @PigAndCo bought from@CheshireShow today. Amazing. Masala & Mango next! Will def buy more! xx

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