Airey’s have been on the same site since the 1830’s. Back in those day’s the animals were slaughtered on a slab and delivered by horse & cart.
Now we have a fully approved and licensed abattoir, and meat is delivered in refrigerated vans. How things have changed.
All of our produce is fully traceable from the farm to your plate and is all locally sourced from local farms or our own farm. This means that with not having to travel long distances, the animals are stress free which gives a more superior quality of meat.
We source Traditional breeds of animals, which are more flavoursome than modern day breeds, and give you the flavours of years gone by.
We are specialists in Lakeland Herdwick sheep. The Herdwick has recently been awarded a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). This means that for a supplier to sell Herdwick as ‘Lakeland’, it must have been born, reared & slaughtered in Cumbria, and we are one of the vital links in this chain to give it’s authenticity.
Beef produce includes Galloway, Highland, Longhorn, Belted Galloway and Aberdeen Angus, to name a few. These are all old Traditional breeds of cattle.
Our pork supply is from a local farmer who produces Rare Breeds Saddleback and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs.
Lamb is again sourced from our own farm or local farmers within a small area around us.
We stock Holker Estates Saltmarsh lamb when in season, (July – December). These come off the local saltmarshes on the peninsular surrounding the Estate.
In March, 2014, we were very pleased to receive an award from Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. This was a food and farming award for services to the food industry.