Buttercross Farm Foods Ltd

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Buttercross Farm Foods was born from a frustration at the lack of quality free-range pork and good old fashioned dry-cured bacon available in the area or indeed nationally at that time…. Martyn and Helen took the plunge, and with the courage of their convictions, in July 2000 left their positions as outdoor pig unit manager and veterinary nurse respectively to have a go at producing top-notch pork products from pigs they reared themselves. Buttercross quickly became renowned for good food and good service, and it soon became obvious that there was an additional demand for other meats besides pork; so beef, lamb and poultry were sourced with the same high welfare ethos. We are now very proud to supply a great range of food businesses in the region, and further afield, who appreciate the quality and provenance of Buttercross Farm produce. In July 2006 we were able to realise an ambition to sell directly to consumers ourselves, and Buttercross Farm Shop opened its doors to the public, offering a traditional butchery with ‘proper’ butchers as well as a great range of locally sourced produce.



Everything we do has a strong focus on maximizing our sustainability and efficiency. We want nothing more than for the best quality meat to be served on tables for years to come, and we have regular sessions at tweaking and improving our own operations to make this a reality.


Minimising negative environmental impact is at the forefront of what we do. Just like our efforts to improve sustainability, regular action is put into place to improve our operations in this regard. Whether it be ensuring our van runs are as efficient as they can be, or finding creative ways to make the most out of every bit of raw material we process, our commitment to the environment will always be at the forefront of our work at Buttercross.

Local Communities

We love to work with and support our local community. Whether it be contributions to local organisations and charity’s or long established links with other local businesses, we see working with the community as key to our success for the future.

Packaging & Waste

Packaging and waste are massive issues within the industry now. Towards the end of 2018 we implemented significant change in the way we package and deliver to all of our customers to ensure minimal use of none recyclable materials and have every intention looking further into these issues in the future.

Inspiring & Educating

It’s a real concern to us just how far removed some of the public are from the realities of where their food comes from and we are determined to help change this. Along with regular work with local schools to help inspire children to learn about their food. We also work with local colleges and have had a stream of successful apprentices come through the ranks at Buttercross as Butchers and food production operatives.

Energy Reduction

We like everything to do with our business to be operated with minimal waste, and that includes energy. We are strongly committed to ensuring that we work using the minimal possible energy and will continue to work hard to improve this.

Nutritional Values

We like to ensure that all of our products are manufactured simply and with ‘no nonsense’ added. We simply use the best ingredients, simple manufacturing techniques and we think that our products speak for themselves!

Animal Welfare

It’s no secret that animals kept in the highest welfare standards create the best tasting meat. We stop at nothing to ensure that our produce is the best it possibly can be from field to fork, so naturally this includes the best possible animal welfare.

Our ingredient suppliers

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We buy 100% of our Pork Whole Body, 100% of our Lamb Whole Body from
G & G.G Hewitt ltd

We buy 100% of our Honey, 100% of our Black Treacle, 100% of our Fennel seeds, 100% of our Chilli Flakes, 100% of our Chinese 5 Spice from

We buy 100% of our Oatmeal, 100% of our Pump Cure, 100% of our Dry Cure, 100% of our Sugar, 100% of our Dried Leek, 100% of our Dried Apple, 100% of our Dried Mint, 100% of our Rosemary, 100% of our Thyme, 100% of our Paprika, 100% of our Garlic Powder, 100% of our Dried Sage, 100% of our Dried Basil, 100% of our Mace, 100% of our MRC Flavaglaze BBQ, 100% of our MRC Flavaglaze Chinese, 100% of our MRC Flavaglaze Mint from
Filmor D & E

We buy 100% of our Sausage skins from
A & T Natural Casings Ltd

We buy 100% of our Beef Topside, 100% of our Beef Ribeye, 100% of our Beef Cheek, 100% of our Beef Fillet, 100% of our Beef Oxtail, 100% of our Beef RIb On The Bone, 100% of our Beef Rump, 100% of our Beef Sirloin, 100% of our Beef T Bone Ends, 100% of our Beef Trim 85vl, 100% of our Chicken Drumsticks, 100% of our Venison Haunch, 100% of our Venison Saddle, 100% of our Chicken Fillets, 100% of our Chicken Legs, 100% of our Chicken Supreme, 10% of our Boneless Chicken Thighs, 100% of our Chicken, 100% of our Chicken Wings, 100% of our Cooking Chorizo, 100% of our Duck breast, 100% of our Duck Leg, 100% of our Lamb Leg, 100% of our French Trimmed Lamb Rack, 100% of our Lamb Chumps, 100% of our Lamb Shanks, 100% of our Boneless Lamb Shoulder, 100% of our Lamb Liver, 100% of our Bone-in Pork Belly, 100% of our Pork Baby Back Ribs, 100% of our Turkey Butterfly, 100% of our Turkey Thigh, 100% of our Chicken Carcass, 80% of our Beef Chuck from
Tadmarton Products

We buy 100% of our Beef Rough Skirt, 100% of our Boneless Lamb Breast, 100% of our Beef Shin, 100% of our Beef Short Rib, 100% of our Beef Silverside, 100% of our Beef 70L Trim, 100% of our Beef Knuckle, 20% of our Beef Chuck, 100% of our Beef Brisket, 100% of our Beef Marrow Bones from
Staffordshire Meat Packers

We buy 100% of our Danish Gammon Converter, 100% of our Danish Gammon Horseshoes, 100% of our Lambs heart, 90% of our Boneless Chicken Thighs, 100% of our Wet Cure Back Bacon, 100% of our Wet Cure Smoked Back Bacon, 100% of our Wet Cure Streaky Bacon, 100% of our Wet Cure Smoked Streaky Bacon, 100% of our Calves Liver, 100% of our Beef Heart, 100% of our Chicken Liver from
Blakemore Food Service

We buy 100% of our Gluten Free Fat Replacer, 100% of our Sausage Seasoning, 100% of our Black Pudding Seasoning, 100% of our Burger Seasoning from
The Dalesman Group

We buy 100% of our Pork Backs For Curing from
Weddel Swift

We buy 100% of our Cutting Chicken Whole from
Adlington Poultry

Who we supply to on the Happerley Network

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Membership: HI7807996

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Shiffords Grange Farm, Market Drayton, Shropshire, Shropshire, TF9 2QS, UK
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Buttercross Farm Foods Ltd


Monday 07:00 - 04:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 04:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 04:00
Thursday 07:00 - 04:00
Friday 07:00 - 04:00
Saturday 07:00 - 13:00


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