National Butchers’ Week enters full swing
We’re nearing the halfway point of National Butchers’ Week 2016 and we want to know what you’ve been up to during the event.
Butchers up and down the country have been celebrating in a variety of exciting and innovative ways, all in an effort to promote the trade and encourage shoppers to buy local.
Barbecoa in London, owned by internationally renowned chef Jamie Oliver, supported the event this year by putting on a butchery masterclass to educate and inform staff members and the public about where their meat comes from.
Aubrey Allen’s Deli in Leamington Spa is enticing customers with a half-price offer on its inventive bumblebee sausages, made with honey and mustard.
Tomorrow is going to beeee 🐝 brilliant with our delicious bumblebee sausages (honey & mustard) half price all day! #NationalButchersWeek— Aubrey Allen Deli (@AubreyDeli) March 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Mettrick’s Butchers in Derbyshire is taking the opportunity to involve the younger generation by getting schoolchildren into the shop to make sausages and pork pies.
Even national charity Help for Heroes is supporting the campaign by promoting local butchers.
To coincide with the event, Meat Trades Journal is looking for the sexiest butcher in the nation. Not sexy in the traditional sense, but somebody who has a particular set of sexy skills, or who has helped to boost their business and the butchery trade in unusual and creative ways. We’ve collected the nominees and consolidated them in an album on our Facebook page. To nominate, all you have to do is like the image of the butcher you think is the ‘sexiest’ and the winner will be announced at the end of National Butchers’ Week.
We love everything we’re seeing at the moment and want you to keep us updated with what you’re getting up to. Continue to tweet us at @ButchersWeek with the hashtag #nationalbutchersweek and #butchersaresexy and keep us updated on Facebook.
We’re also collecting images to put a Facebook album together at the end of the week, as well as uploading images on our Instagram account. If you want to send us in an image, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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