Fosse Meadows scoops national award for its chicken

Fosse Meadows Farm has been named Best Small Meat Producer for its free-range chicken by Good Housekeeping Magazine. The Leicestershire producer is a traditional free-range poultry farm that rears slow-reared Cotswold White and Cotswold Gold chickens and cockerels.

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“Just five minutes after I put a Fosse Meadows Farm chicken in to roast, I could already smell that it was going to be good… A real, quality bird with an intensely tempting aroma… This, coupled with the care and ethics behind the farm’s poultry rearing, means we’re proud to award it this prize. We highly recommend trying its plump, succulent birds,” said Good Housekeeping cookery director, Meike Beck.

The annual Good Housekeeping Food Awards are in their eleventh year and celebrate favourite food brands and products as voted for by Good Housekeeping readers.

Fosse Meadows Farm owners Nick Ball and Jacob Sykes were surprised and delighted by the news. “It’s fantastic,” said Nick. “We’re so pleased that Good Housekeeping readers and the expert judging panel voted for our slow-grown, traditional free-range chicken as the best for taste and quality.”

The Good Housekeeping Awards celebrated three small producers and 11 popular, well-known food and drink products this year.

Fosse Meadows Farm produces heritage-breed chickens and cockerels, which are free-range and slow-grown to full maturity. You can buy them here and Great Food Club members can get 10% off using the code ‘CLUB’ when ordering online.

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.