hen Martin Martindale of Greenfield Pork entered eight of his free range pork products into a major South East Region Awards, with 200 entrants in the competition he didn’t expect all of his products to win gold. His family run pork business won five gold awards for their sausages, including the Trophy for the Best Sausage, their King Alfred Traditional Pork Sausage, in the British Pig Executive Roadshow Awards recently.
Martin and his team also picked up a further three gold awards for their Chorizo Product – Gold Award Speciality Pork Product, Pork Faggots – Gold Award Ready Meal and Cured Back Bacon – Gold Award Bacon Product.
The family team of Martin, his wife Dawn, son Tom work together with their butcher Jon-Jon Tingzon and Guy Waterhouse within their business on 5 acres of arable land near Over Wallop, Hampshire. Their free range Hampshire cross breed pigs are reared outside in spacious paddocks which allow them to behave naturally and to grow in conditions which provide fresh air, natural daylight, exercise and the minimum of stress. “The Hampshire breed really does give that additional taste and flavour to our pork products and it is interesting to see how consumer tastes have changed in recent years. The most popular joint was leg of pork, now most people are favouring shoulder and belly pork and want speciality products such as our Chorizo sausage.”