Gt Garnetts (Barnston, Essex) - Traditional Pork

Gt Garnetts supply pork to some well known butchers and sausage producers locally, so calling in to the farm itself to pick-up and try some of their own produce was a real treat!

The free range pork comes from Gt Garnetts own herds where a commitment to stockmanship, welfare and animal husbandry of the highest standards is exercised. In fact Gt Garnetts have been awarded recently the Great Taste Award Gold Medal for their pork. Additionally the Best Essex Produce in the 2012 Essex Life Fine Food and Drink Awards too.

We're told that these particular sausages which are a good seller, have a minimum of 65% pork, and do have some bread in the mix rather than rusk, but not just any bread though! Dorringtons, a very well known quality local baker supplies the bread crumbs.

Cooked up they browned nicely and produced an open texture that was quite succulent as it happens but a tad "bready" for me personally. Quite crumbly if we're being honest, but the flavour did have a very good peppery edge incidentally.

We tried these both pan fried and oven baked, with both methods producing a really good tasting result.

Definitely worth a visit to buy a few if your over that way. 

Gt Garnetts (Barnston, Essex) - Traditional Pork    (Jan 2014)

Here's the sample details:
110x30mm before cooking, 105x30mm after.
78g before cooking, 68g after.
That's a shrinkage of 4% & weight loss of approx 12%.
8 sausages in a 560g pack 4.31 (7.70/kg).

Great Garnett's
Bishops Green,
Essex, CM6 1NEA ​

Tel: 01245 231 331

Shop opening hours:

Thursday 8am 4pm
Friday 8am 4pm
Saturday 9am 1pm