It is National Sausage Week (31st October – 6th November), now in its 19th year and the Butchery Team at Three Trees Farm Shop & Café have been celebrating winning an Award in the National Sausage Competition 2016. Their Railway Sausage, so called for the traditional cooking of sausages on Steam Locomotives where the driver would cook his sausages on the shovel in the engine of the train, won Bronze Award. The winning sausage will be available this week as part of a special promotion with triple points for all Loyalty Card Holders on sausages purchased during National Sausage Week.
The winning team of butchers at Three Trees Farm Shop took inspiration from the proximity in Chiseldon to the old railway lines – a disused line runs next to the Farm Shop, now used by runners, walkers and cyclists alike – as well as Swindon’s well known history of building steam engines.
The sausage ingredients reflect a typical breakfast cooked in the smoke, including bacon, black pudding, tomatoes with a smoked pork base.
Steve Massie, Head Butcher at Three Trees Farm, explained the team’s confidence in their speciality sausage, after many trials to get it just right, including feedback from the butchery’s many loyal customers. He now hopes this will be the start of many more winning sausages in the future, but in the short term the team will be producing their speciality sausages with a Christmas flavour.
Here are Steve, Dave and James with their award…..