Packington Free Range Finalists and Sponsors at Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2012

Top Quote Packington Free Range has celebrated its recent successes at the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2012 whilst delivering its award-winning free range chicken to the evening's dinner menu. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 09, 2012 - Following shortly on from their recent Good Pig Award, pork and poultry farmers, Packington Free Range, were also finalists in the Local Food Producer of the Year category at the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2012. Held annually to celebrate quality and distinctiveness in Staffordshire produced food and drink, Packington and fellow guests dined out on their success as the farm also supplied their award-winning free-range chicken as the main course at the gala dinner, served as Roast Breast of Packington Chicken with bubble and squeak potato roulade and apple jus.

    Packington Free Range ( attended the prestigious event which played host to over 250 guests, members and industry award winners. Held at BEST WESTERN Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel and hosted by regional broadcast journalist Janine Machin, the awards merited those recognised for their hard work and dedication in producing quality local food and drink.

    Joint Managing Director, Alec Mercer said "We're delighted to have sponsored this year's Good Food Awards (, as we think it's a fabulous celebration of the efforts of local food producers. The evening was fabulous and we were pleased to be able to showcase our chicken ( to an audience who appreciate good quality food. Congratulations to all the winners of the Good Food Awards and a big thank you to the organisers for giving us the opportunity to be involved with Taste of Staffordshire."

    Based in Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire, Packington Free Range is jointly run by brothers Rob and Alec Mercer. The fourth-generation farmers supply butchers, restaurants and farm shops around the country. For more information about stockists and recipes please visit or call 01283 711547

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