Thorne Countrywomen’s Association hosted Debbie from ‘Ladies In Pigs’ in January.
Ladies in Pigs is a non-profit organisation that supports British food and farming by working to increase the awareness and consumption of Red Tractor pork, bacon, ham and sausages.
Debbie, a farmer herself, spoke about the very high standards that pig farmers have to maintain to be part of the red tractor range of products. She was able to give a real insight to how farmers have to conform to about 250 different standards of care to the pigs. If these are not met the farm is no longer part of the red tractor food chain.
Debbie demonstrated recipes for the group to taste and talked about how the they can be healthy and what can be changed to suit different dietary needs.
Debbie made a stir fry served with noodles and brought along a smoky bacon and fruity seeded flapjack.
The association’s February meeting is a fish and chip supper and entertainment from Island truffles and treats.
Looking ahead, the March meeting is all about St Patrick’s Day; April’s meeting has guest speaker and author Milly Johnson.
The association meet at Moorends Miners Welfare and Community Development Centre, on West Road in Moorends, on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.