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The bangers and jazz are on us

Edge butchers celebrates Radio 4 top shop award with a party

Written by . Published on May 9th 2014.

The bangers and jazz are on us

WIRRAL butchers Edge and Son are holding a street party tomorrow (Saturday May 10) to celebrate winning top prize in what celebrity cook Jamie Oliver described as the Oscars of the Food World.  

From 10am until 2pm  there shop in New Ferry will be hosting a party, with a jazz band adding a musical high as free Edge's bangers are dished out.
The shop has won the Best Local Retailer Prize in the National 2014 Food and Farming Awards, beating off competition from food businesses across the UK. 

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Edge & Son is one of the country’s few remaining butchers to have its own abattoir, carefully designed by Callum Edge to cause the minimum of stress to animals during the slaughter process.
Judge Fiona Beckett said: “We had so many entries for butchers but what made Edge & Son stand out was the fact that they concerned themselves with every stage of the process. Persuading local farmers to stock rare breeds, stipulating what kind of food and grazing they should have – they are big fans of grass-fed cattle - and when they should be slaughtered. 

“For a small butchers they’re astonishingly hi-tech – the ageing room has a state of the art air filtration system. We saw a superb side of beef,  the flesh dark, ruby red, a treat for one of the many restaurants the business supplies. Callum stresses they’re not all about expensive cuts though, so that good meat doesn’t become elitist.”
The shop in New Ferry was established by the family in 1844, still using the same recipe for their own sausages. The 1844 Sausage is a simple but spectacularly good breakfast sausage, commented the judges. 
The awards is held by the popular BBC Radio 4 Food programme.

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

SAZKMay 9th 2014.

Well deserved, so pleased for them. Proves that if you run a business where quality is not compromised you will always do well!

Huge TeaMay 10th 2014.

Given Jamie Oliver's problems with his Barbacoa outfit in London (according to the press, mouldy meat, last week's chicken vacuum packed and relabelled as this week's etc), perhaps he should come up here and have a butcher's himself. (See what I did there?)

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Cocker-nee BarstewardMay 10th 2014.

Leave it aht!

Reader BensonMay 10th 2014.

So delighted for them. With Wirral Farmers Market winning the same award a few years ago and now Edges, which is long overdue as they are brilliant. We also have a new deli and great veg shop, bakers and more, New Ferry is the foodie destination. Though I may be biased, of course, but I love having great food within five minutes walk. though if someone could open a fishmongers that would be perfect.

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AnonymousMay 11th 2014.

Just a word of warning to any potential food tourists, it's also the location of choice for tat shops, payday loans, poundshops and pound shops. And all the others are boarded up!

John MasefieldMay 17th 2014.

What has any of that to do with anything?

Huge TeaMay 18th 2014.

Oh, and can I be the first to say 'cutting Edge'? Well someone had to.

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