Press & Accolades


3 Stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards

Yew Tree Farm's "Heritage Meats" has again been awarded the coveted, 3 stars for our Herdwick Hogget Leg Joint.

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Golden oldies: Rediscover the intense flavour and succulence of more mature meats by Anthea Gerrie.

You are a two-Michelin-star chef who has invited several others to celebrate the success of your restaurant. What do you choose to serve them? Suckling pig, milk-fed veal, a baby lobster or whole turbot apiece come to mind as elegant, festive choices.

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Country File Magazine - Food Hero

Food hero: meet sheep farmer Caroline Watson
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Following in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, Caroline Watson is passionate about saving the Lake District's distinctive Herdwick sheep

Think of Beatrix Potter, and it’s probably bunnies, rather than sheep, that spring to mind. But the creator of Peter Rabbit’s greatest passion was actually another quintessential feature of the Lake District landscape, its native Herdwick sheep.

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Lakeland Walker Magazine - Autumn

Lakeland Walker Autumn
Autumn is a truly sensational time of year; out on the Fells there is a lovely earthy smell of falling leaves, Lakeland relaxes into a calmer time and of course the tree colours can be simply breath taking.

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3 Gold Stars in the Great Taste Awards

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Yew tree farm Heritage Meats wins a 2011 Great Taste Award
Heritage Meats is celebrating after winning a prestigious 2011 Great Taste Award. Heritage Meats has been presented with two coveted three-star Gold Great Taste Award for its Herdwick Mutton and Herdwick Hogget, the Herdwick mutton was also nominated for the best in the North.

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Article by Caroline 'Fat or fallacy'

Fat or fallacy
Everyone knows that we should eat less meat; it is full of saturated fat.
Isn’t it?
Well the answer is, not always. Yet again it is down to the diet of the animal.
Grass fed beef has ¼ the saturated fat, is 5 times higher in vitamin E and is 10 times higher in beta carotene, than the meat of grain fed beef.
Our nation is plagued with ill health; much of this is to do with modern lifestyles and a modern diet!

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Artisan Food Magazine September

Cumbria has a great new independent e-magazine for foodies, including video. In the new issue Michelin chef Simon Rogan explains why he’s partnered with Howbarrow Organic Farm to have his own supply of vegetables, and why he’s stopped deconstructing carrots. Click the link to read/watch the Aug-Sep issue:

Eat Biodiversity
Food and water are going to become in huge demand and by 2050, we are likely to have 9 billion mouths to feed, animals not included! (1)

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Artisan Food Magazine

Have a look at this fantastic new food magazine for cumbria. Caroline is featured writing about 'Spring Lamb' this issue.

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Country Living best in britain food awards - yew tree farm is a winner

Country Living magazine and Waitrose went in search of the nation's top quality traditional food producers, and came up with some incredible finds in the Made in Britain Awards

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Herdwick Hogget wins Fine Farm Produce Award

Yew Tree Farm, Cumbria - Herdwick Hogget

Yew Tree Farm, near Coniston in the Lake District, is probably most famous because it was once owned by Beatrix Potter. But now the 600-acre farm is becoming increasingly well-known for its flavoursome meats, attracting attention from top chefs and picking up numerous awards along the way.

What the judges said:

The farm has picked up a prize for its Herdwick Hogget cutlets and leg. Judges praised the meat for its distinctive flavour, rich colour and texture.

Where to buy:

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