Derbyshire farm shop Croots has won two awards in a
competition to mark British Sausage Week, which runs from November 3rd
to 9th. 
The farmshop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near
Duffield, scooped a gold award for its pork sausage and a silver award for its
Italian sausage. 
The competition for butchers and retailers is run as part of
the national annual celebration of the British banger, and the two awards
presented to Croots means the farm shop has now won more than 70 awards for its
sausages, meat products and home made items. 
“British Sausage Week is all about celebrating the diversity
of the traditional British banger, which is something that Croots fully
supports,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop. “We love creating new
flavours of sausage, and are renowned for our sausages. It’s always great when
we receive awards for them.” 
Croots’ pork sausage is made using free range pork from
Staffordshire. The Italian sausage, which contains pork, basil and mozzarella,
was originally created as part of the shop’s World Cup sausage range last
The shop has won scores of awards for its products since
opening in 2008. Croots was also a runner-up in the Best UK Independent Food
Retailer 2010 category of the Observer Food Monthly Awards. The year before, it
was named in The Independent’s top 50 best food shops. 
Earlier this year, owner Steve Croot was named the
Derbyshire Food Hero for 2014.
Croots Farm Shop is open daily from 9am to 5pm (Shires
Eatery until 4.30pm). Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on
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