The Prized Pig Story

Welcome to The Prized Pig

Being based out of our home and not (yet) having a physical shop means that we often miss out on the best bit of owning a small business – meeting people, and having a good old chat!

The regular markets and events we visit help us to meet some of the faces who support us, but many of you may not know who we are, or the important values that make The Prized Pig so special to us. So here’s a little introduction to us and what we do!

Matt,  Bec  & The Girls

Meet The Family

We are a family butchery, baconry, and events caterer based in Abermule, Mid Wales since 2021.

A family business, we (Matt and Bec) have three young children and they certainly keep us on our toes, with The Prized Pig often referred to as our fourth child.

I (Bec) tend to do all the admin and social media, in between chasing our lovely little ladies around, whilst Matt gets on with the butchery. Matt is highly-experienced and has worked as a butcher for over 12 years, with a clear passion and love for his trade.

To add to all of the madness, Matt is also an on-call crew manager at Newtown Fire Station. So there is never a dull moment!

We love how far we have come already with The Prized Pig and can’t wait to see what the future brings as we continue to grow as a business (and hopefully not as a family).

Matt and I are very social and love engaging with new and friendly faces. So if you see us out and about at our regular market slots or at an event, come to say hello and check out what The Prized Pig has to offer!

Meet The Family

We are a family butchery, baconry, and events caterer based in Abermule, Mid Wales since 2021.

A family business, we (Matt and Bec) have three young children and they certainly keep us on our toes, with The Prized Pig often referred to as our fourth child.

I (Bec) tend to do all the admin and social media, in between chasing our lovely little ladies around, whilst Matt gets on with the butchery. Matt is highly-experienced and has worked as a butcher for over 12 years, with a clear passion and love for his trade.

To add to all of the madness, Matt is also an on-call crew manager at Newtown Fire Station. So there is never a dull moment!

We love how far we have come already with The Prized Pig and can’t wait to see what the future brings as we continue to grow as a business (and hopefully not as a family).

Matt and I are very social and love engaging with new and friendly faces. So if you see us out and about at our regular market slots or at an event, come to say hello and check out what The Prized Pig has to offer!

Our Values

Est. 2021

When starting up, we knew exactly what we wanted The Prized Pig to be, and the core values that it needed to be a success. As a family business (our fourth child), the core values are the most important part of The Prized Pig.

Every decision we make, from where we source our local produce to the eco-friendly packaging we use, are always following The Prized Pig’s core values.

Locally Sourced

Within 15  Miles

We post about it everywhere, but we are incredibly proud that all of our local produce is sourced within a 15-mile radius, and we believe that you really can taste the difference.

There is a whole list of reasons why this is so important to us, from supporting Welsh farmers and reducing our environmental impact to it being a vital feature of our business to source and produce a sustainable and high-quality product.

Located in beautiful Mid Wales, we are incredibly lucky to have a farming family ourselves and to be surrounded by so many other farming families who we cannot wait to work with.

High-Welfare

Happy  Animals

Happy animals make for tastier meat, and at The Prized Pig, this is important to us. Lucky to be located in Mid Wales, we are surrounded by beautiful hills, greenery and forestry that is perfect for the high-welfare rearing of pigs, cows, sheep, deer and more.

Only partnering with trusted local farmers, we source the majority of our products within 15 miles of our location. Regularly visiting each farm to say hello and check on the welfare and the quality of life for all the animals is important to us. All of the produce we source is reared in a high-welfare environment, with access to outdoor spaces and woodlands. This ensures that all stock has a fulfilling and natural life.

Eco-Friendly

At Every Step

Coming from a farming background and raising three little ones, protecting the environment and being eco-friendly are massively important to us at The Prized Pig. Locally sourcing our produce, to reduce the food miles from farm to fork, is one way we do this.

We also only use eco-friendly packaging for all of our fresh meat. Our eco vacuum pouches are biodegradable and even ocean-friendly, with no ingredients that might harm aquatic life.

The insulated meat bags we use are made from a unique blend of eco-friendly materials. The insulation is made from 100% sheep’s wool which can be placed in your food recycling or on top of the compost heap, whilst the outer packaging is made from fully recyclable MDPE and can be placed in your plastic recycling bin. Our trays and wrap used to keep our sausages fresh for longer are made from plant fibres, making them 100% compostable.

The Prized Pig

Get IN touch

Contact Us

info@theprizedpig.co.uk

01686 630157

Abermule, Wales

Visit Us

Every Thursday we attend Montgomery Market. Come and visit us, our stall is located inside Montgomery Town Hall.