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Five Valleys butcher helping to deliver best bangers to schools

15 April 2024

A popular butcher based at Stroud’s Five Valleys shopping centre has teamed up with community interest group, The Great Plate, to provide schools with locally sourced, made on the premises sausages for school dinners.

Working together they aim to improve the quality and impact of school meals offering healthier, more nutritious food.

The team at The Great Plate have a range of experience from years of chef work to nutritionist training. They pride themselves on sourcing local ingredients and in this case the meat comes from the heritage breed, Gloucester Old Spot pig.

Once the meat is processed at a local abattoir, Knight’s then make sausages out of the pork and deliver them to a number of schools in the area, including Cirencester, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, and Cranham.

The team at The Great Plate then create healthy, nutritious meals from them, which are served up to youngsters.

Jack Knight, of Knight’s Artisan Butcher, said: “It is a brilliant project to be involved in and helps to teach children about initiatives and concepts such as low food miles.

“The pig will go from the city farm at Gloucester, to the abattoir, to us and then into schools. It shows how we can work together locally to produce high-quality meat. 

“It is environmentally friendly farming as we are not having to transport the meat large distances.” 

Knight’s Artisan Butcher are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. 

They are part of the Too Good To Go initiative, which helps to ensure surplus produce does not go to waste by connecting customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold food. 

Maisie McBagley, Director of The Great Plate, commented: “Working with Jack at Knights ensures that we know exactly where our meat is coming from and that the quality is tip top, we can guarantee that all our meat is locally sourced, has low food miles and is sustainably farmed.”

Kelly Winkworth, Assistant Centre Manager at Five Valleys, said: “It’s great that our talented artisan traders are doing good work in our communities sharing their knowledge with our younger generation to encourage an appreciation of well-sourced, good quality food – something we very much champion at our centre.”

Knight’s can be found at the Indoor Market at Five Valleys. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 5pm, and Sunday, between 11am and 3pm.  

For more information visit:- Knight's Artisan Butcher at Five Valleys Stroud - Retail shopping at Five Valleys, Stroud.


Picture shows: Jack Knight




For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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