The award winning Farm Shop, Butchery and Café based in the Lincolnshire countryside, and showcases the best in local and regional food and drink. Winners of over 100 industry awards, the family run business continues to go from strength to strength every year.
We caught up with Emma Ward, General Manager (and the next generation of the family learning the ropes), to hear all about the latest happenings at Uncle Henry’s.
The Uncle Henry’s butchery team is headed up by Jack Reeves who trained at Uncle Henry’s as a butchery apprentice prior to going to University. After successfully completing his degree and working in the butchery trade in London, Jack has now returned to Uncle Henry’s to manage the department.
Speaking about his return to the business, Emma Ward (General Manager) said ‘We’re really pleased to welcome Jack back to our family business. He is really passionate about our products and is not only a highly skilled butcher but is also a keen cook so can offer our customer loads of tips and advice. Jack is also really talented in product development so there are lots of exciting new products in the pipeline for the Uncle Henry’s butchery counter’.
Uncle Henry’s traditional butchery is focused on providing customers great quality locally sourced meat which is fully traceable back to farm. All of their pork is home reared, their Lincoln Red beef is supplied by Michael Reed’s farm in Hemingby and lamb from Wrights in Boston. Their speciality is their Lincolnshire sausage for which they won Britain’s Best Sausage Award on the BBC One Show last year.
Open Farm Sunday:
On Sunday 7th June 2015, Uncle Henry’s Open Farm Sunday attracted over 3,500 visitors from across the county to learn more about the farm and how their food is produced. The free event raised over £3,500 for Brigg Rotary and their chosen charities and Grayingham Church.
The day at Uncle Henry’s ran from 10am-4pm and the farm to fork experience included attractions such as the ABN Animal Discovery Zone featuring Lincoln Longwool Sheep, hatching chicks and Daisy the milking cow and the Farm Machinery Zone where the combine harvester and tractors were on display. This led on to the Lincolnshire Market area where Uncle Henry’s food heroes educated visitors on how the farms raw materials are processed into delicious food products. Market stalls included Ownsworth’s rapeseed oils, Grafters Brewery, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese and Uncle Henry’s own award winning sausages. There were also bread making demonstrations and pork cookery by Ladies in Pigs.
Highlights included tractor and trailer rides around the farm and the day’s activities in the main ring which included a Birds of Prey display, Gun Dog demonstration and a Mascot Race with entrants from Brigg Rotary Club, Ladies in Pigs with Priscilla, LIVES with their new mascot Dexter, and Scunthorpe United’s Scunny Bunny who won the race after Priscilla the Pig cheated!
Emma Ward, General Manager at Uncle Henry’s said: “It was fantastic to welcome so many visitors to our farm on Sunday to learn about what goes on behind the scenes here at Uncle Henry’s and more about how their food products are produced. It was great to see so many families enjoying the day’s activities.”
Save the date for next year’s Open Farm Sunday: Sunday 5th June 2016