Langley Chase Organic
Farm Wins First Organic Award
19 October 2001: Langley Chase Organic
Farm, Kington Langley, Wiltshire, has won joint second place
in the lamb category of the prestigious national Organic Food
Awards run by The Soil Association, it was announced today.
The smallholding, run by Mrs Jane Kallaway, specialises in
the production of organic rare breed Manx Loghtan lamb - selling
to customers locally and mail order around the UK. The Manx
Loghtan is a striking multi-horned primitive rare breed and
is widely understood to have been introduced to the British
Isles by the Vikings.
The breed produces dark cuts of meat with a distinctive taste
and flavour. The meat has been found to be lower in fat and
cholesterol than commercial sheep, according to studies by
the Scottish Agricultural College*.
The Organic Food Awards is in its fifteenth year and aims
to search out the best in organic food and drink while looking
to raise awareness about organic food. A team of 50 judges
including Antonio Carluccio, actor Peter York, Sophie Grigson
and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, have between them tasted
and supped more than 1000 entries and visited organic shops
and farms across the country.
Langley Chase lambs mature naturally at grass and are sold
from autumn onwards. The farm's website details all aspects
of farm and flock management. Lambs are cut and jointed to
each customer's individual requirements by master butcher
accredited by the Soil Association.
Langley Chase Organic Farm'sManx Loghtan flock are a striking,
multi-horned, primitive rare breed, understood to have been
introduced to the UK by the Vikings. The breed produces dark
cuts of meat with a distinctive taste and flavour. The meat
has been found to be lower in fat and cholesterol than commercial
breeds, according to studies by the Scottish Agricultural
Mark Hix, Chef Director of leading London restaurants The
Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey visited the farm when filming
for his forthcoming TV programme Taste, cooking a leg of lamb
in the farm's organic hay. Mark said: "It is tremendous
to visit a small organic farm producing top quality organic
produce. Langley Chase lamb is a delicious tender meat with
a little hint of game,"
Customer orders can either be picked from the farm, with prior
appointment or delivered direct to the customer's door. All
goods are vacuum packed in insulated cool boxes complete with
fresh herbs and Langley Chase Organic Farm information. The
weight of whole lamb is around 13kg, (or 29lbs). Lambs are
sold either half or whole. A whole lamb costs £8.00
per Kg and a half lamb costs £8.50 per Kg. Direct delivery