The Dean Family has long been synonymous with the provision of fine meats
throughout the West Country. We have been farming, gamekeeping, butchering
and catering since the 1800's. We are so proud of our foods we challenge you
to find better. After all we specifically avoid those processes and additives
which, whilst highly profitable for the producer, can be detrimental to fresh
quality. We welcome you to taste our very special West Country fayre wherever
you might live
We select our meats on the basis of traceability, welfare, purity, taste
and eating quality. With a history and reputation of excellence we aim to
excel every time. You can be assured that traditional methods and environmentally
friendly practices are consistently applied. Our meat comes from animals pure
bred and reared on pasture land. Grown free range our meats are known for
their tender and succulent taste. We say "No" To Antibiotics, Additives,
Water & Saline Pumping. We say "Yes" to Free Range, Natural Growth
We work on the basis of purity, taste and eating quality under a stringent
welfare poliicy. We are happy to source organic meats for you however we have
found that serving purely organically has some draw backs in our ability to
consistently supply, cost and occasionally the quality of eating experience.
Our own "non organic" standards fall into the following categories:
Traceability: You can rest assured that all the meat we sell we know
exactly where our meat has come from. We operate a true Farm to Fork philosophy.
If we don't grow it ourselves we work in a concentric basis outwards to hit
the next farm that works to the same standards as ourselves.
Welfare: Our animals lead happy lives and are fed on natural
diets and given the opportunity to roam. Generally application exceeds requirements
by authorising bodies.
Purity: Our meats are free from routine antibiotics, growth promoters,
pesticides and herbicides. Where preservatives are used, it is only those
which are allowed under the soil association certification. The one exception
is for retail use sausages which sometimes demand a longer shelf life. We
are able to produce most of the ranges of sausages to contain or exclude the
preserving element as required by the client.
Taste: In our experience taste is driven by application to the above
two standards. All of our meats are taste tested by a local panel and must
adhere to particular qualities.
Eating quality. We have a policy of guarantee that our meats will
be fresh, tender and moist.
Sustainability. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact
on the environment. From hedgerow schemes, heat recycling and zero to landfill
programmes we want to make sure our environment is beautiful today and for
generations to come.
Welcome to Devon Rose!