Helen Browning is one of the most influential organic farmers in the UK. Her Wiltshire farm, Eastbrook, sets standards that inspire other organic farmers. Growing pigs slowly outdoors ensures they are properly exercised, socially capable, well marbled with fat and full of flavour. This is reflected in the outstanding products produced under the Helen Browning’s Organic label. Full Soil Association accreditation along the complete supply chain guarantees that the customer receives an authentic organic product which tastes great and supports British Farmers. Helen also runs the village pub and restaurant.
Helen Browning ’s Organic pork range
The pork is produced from organic free-range British pigs sourced from Helen’s and several like-minded farmers, and includes :
Speedy Sausages which cook in four minutes – 96% organic British free range pork, gluten-free, preservative and nitrate-free. They are perfect for a speedy dinner, absolutely adored by children and adults love them too.
200gms, 12 sausages; From £3.29
Stockists: Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Whole Foods Market, As Nature Intended, Wholegoods nationwide
Hot Dogs – 97% organic British free range pork, gluten-free, smoked sausage that cooks in four minutes. Full flavour, akin to artisan European hot dog. Award winning: Best Innovative Sausage – British Sausage Awards 2014, Gold – Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2013. 250gms, pack of six £3.95 Stockists: Ocado, Abel & Cole, Whole Foods Market, As Nature Intended, Wholegoods nationwide plus various restaurants including selected Pieminister venues.
Unsmoked Back and Streaky Bacon – Dry cured by hand and left to mature for twelve days to allow the full flavour to emerge before slicing. Don’t just think bacon butties or weekend breakfast, streaky gives a flavoursome kick to soups, pasta dishes, omelettes, casseroles; the choice is limitless.184 gms Streaky: £3.49 Back: £4.00. Stockists: Ocado, Wholegoods, As Nature Intended.
Smoked Back and Streaky Bacon – natural curing salts are massaged into the pork loins and bellies by hand, left to cure for ten days and then smoked slowly with beech wood blocks. This artisan process draws the moisture out and the salt in, resulting in a distinctive but light smoky flavour with a firm meaty texture. 184gms £3.30 Stockists: Sainsbury’s
Meatballs – 100% organic pork, gluten-free, unseasoned so that you can create your own sauce 12 x 25g £3.45 Stockists: Ocado
Mince -100% organic pork 250gms £2.49 Stockists: Ocado
Pork Fillet – 100% organic pork 475 gms £7.12 Stockists: Ocado
A range of organic fresh pork available from www.riverford.co.uk and Rhug
Soon to be launched
Fresh Pork Cheeks – great for slow cooking winter warmers £4.99 for 400gm
Pork Shoulder Riblets – ideal for BBQs £4.75 for 400gm
Pork Leg Steaks – lean source of protein – £4.99 for 228gm
Over the past 30 years Helen Browning and her team has researched and refined the very best combinations of pig breeds and organic farming methods to deliver a high quality product. Organic animals enjoy the highest welfare standards of any farmed animals. Helen’s pigs are fed a GM-free diet and graze on organic pasture where pesticides are severely restricted.
Helen’s Farm – Eastbrook on the North Wiltshire Downs
Helen is passionate about her pigs and ensures they have the best possible environment, which is reliant on healthy soil rather than pesticides and fertilisers.
There are over 2,000 pigs living at Eastbrook Farm, and the breeding herd are pure British Saddlebacks crossed with a large White boar. Visitors are welcome to walk the farm at any time.
Michelin-recommended pub and restaurant
Helen’s pub, The Royal Oak, is situated in the middle of the farm. Organic meat and milk is from Eastbrook Farm, with vegetables being sourced locally. Recommended by: Good Food Guide, Good Pub Guide, Michelin Good Food in Pubs 2009-2015; Alastair Sawdays Special Places – Gold Award winner.
Healthy balanced diet
A healthy diet is all about moderation. Meat should be eaten as part of a balanced healthy diet with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Red meat is a major source of iron, zinc and vitamin B12.
Helen Browning – a profile
Helen Browningfarms 1,350 acres in Wiltshire, with pig, dairy, beef, sheep and arable enterprises. Her business ‘Helen Browning’s Organic’ supplies organic meat to multiple and independent retailers. Helen became Chief Executive of the Soil Association in March 2011, and prior to that was Director of External Affairs at the National Trust. Helen is also Chair of the Food Ethics Council and has been a member of several influential commissions concerning British agriculture and food, including the Curry Commission on the Future of Farming and Food. She was awarded an OBE in 1998 for services to organic farming.