Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Yorkshire connection

Mike, Andy and Alan proudly show off the new Iveco van which has had The Ginger Pig logo hand painted by Pete Witney of Whitby.

A second van has been ordered to complete our fleet which run fresh meat from the farms in Yorkshire to the shops in London.

You can see more of Pete Witneys work at

Monday, 22 June 2009

Gizzi Erskine pops in

TV presenter Gizzi Erskine popped in to our Moxon St shop on Friday.

A food writer and television presenter best known for Channel 4's Cook Yourself Thin, the book of which she co-wrote, Gizzi has worked as GMTV's food correspondent and make several mini series.

Gizzi, a self proclaimed Ginger Pig fan, called to take some photos for a forthcoming guide to London. You can visit her site at

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Light Sussex & Rhode Island Reds arrive

Just as the last of the sheds are finished the first hens arrive.

This Light Sussex, one of our native breeds, can trace its history back to Roman times and is a good dual purpose fowl with hens reaching 7 pounds and cockerels 9 pounds. They are good foragers and are laying pale cream coloured eggs.

These Rhode Island Reds originate in the United States and are a little smaller than the Sussex at 6.5 pounds for hens and 8.5 pounds for cockerels. They are a hardy breed and good layers of brown eggs.

Having inspected their new accomodation both breeds settled down for a feed.