Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be staging a sausage festival on May 8th to fire up the BBQ season.

The farm shop near Duffield makes almost 40 different bangers, which are on sale on a revolving basis. Made using free range pork from Packington Pork, near Burton-upon-Trent, the sausages have won a number of awards.

Among Croots’ most famous sausages are pork, leek and Roquefort cheese, venison, red wine and cranberry, beef, ale and mustard, and chilli and chocolate.

A range of about 25 different bangers will be on sale during the sausage festival, which runs from 9am to 5pm on May 8th at the shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road.

A BBQ selling sausage cobs, burgers and other products will be held from 11am onwards.

“Sausages are key ingredients for BBQs, and we’re hoping that the warm April we’ve had is a signal that we should dust down our BBQs and look forward to a scorching summer of outdoor entertaining,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen.

“Croots sausages are almost legendary, and with the range that we have on sale there’s something for all tastes.”

The shop will be running offers on its bangers during the sausage festival.