PIPERS FARM: WHAT IS IT?
Pipers Farm is widely recognised for its succulent meats and creative cuts – and has won a whole host of accolades to prove it, from Great Taste Awards to its Food Made Good accreditation.
Based in Devon, the 50-acre family farm works in tune with nature and 25 other family farms in the surrounding areas, and butchers all its meat on site.
One roast chicken from here will not only easily serve a family of four, but you’ll also have enough left over for a curry and to use the carcass to create a tasty soup or stock. And tasty is the word, because these genuinely free-range chicken have a depth of flavour you’ll have forgotten they can have. This is something you’ll find across the board with everything the Pipers Farm has to offer.
PIPERS FARM: HOW ETHICAL IS IT?
Pipers Farm sells produce from a collective of 25 small, family run farms in Exeter which all have a super-sustainable approach to farming and exceptional animal welfare at their core, which means slow-growing breeds and 100% grass fed cattle. The pastures are filled with grasses and herbs to nourish the animal, while red and white clover draws nitrogen from the air to nourish the soil. This is terroir at its finest.
PIPERS FARM: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Head to the website and you can pretty much order anything, all of which is produced to Pipers’ extremely high standards. Meat ranges from mutton to free-range chicken, but you can also buy offal, meat fat and ‘weird bits‘ – carcasses, ears and bones for making delicious, nourishing stocks that will beat any stock cube hands down. In the pantry, there are British-grown chickpeas and other pulses, handmade pies, homeware (we’ve got our eyes on the housemade charcoal tallow soap) and even a pet shop, so furry friends can eat seriously good food too. You name it, you can buy it, safe in the knowledge that it’s of the highest quality.