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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

Our Meat

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 and Feed.

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.

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