The Mutimer family have been rearing pigs outdoors since 1973 and in recent years have developed Swannington Farm-to-Fork into a multi-award winning rural business.
The animals are reared to the highest welfare standards and we are fully recognised by schemes such as the RSPCA's Freedom Food Scheme and the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme.
The meat has an exceptionally low "carbon footprint". All animals are slaughtered at the local abattoir just 3 miles away and the carcasses returned to mature to full flavour before butchering to your requirements.
2018 Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year Award
Rob & Helen were delighted to be presented with the Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year award at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London in October 2018. Judge's comments:
"An outstanding business that produces top-quality, high-welfare pigs while playing to the strengths of everyone involved. Their outward-facing approach, attention to detail and quest for ongoing success mean Rob and Helen should be seen as ambassadors for the industry."
We were delighted to be included in the list of "Best 10 Butchers in Norfolk" in the Norfolk Magazine in December 2016. Norfolk Magazine article
2012/13 EDP Food & Drink Awards - Finalist, Plough to Plate Champion
Category sponsored by Anglian Farmers for ".. producers who are passionate about what they do and who have the talent and skill to grow, develop and market an outstanding and commercially scalable food product."
2011/12 EDP Food & Drink Awards - Winner, Plough to Plate Champion
Category sponsored by Anglian Farmers to highlight "businesses with the ability and vision to produce and market outstanding food"
2011/12 Aylsham Food Heroes Category Winner - Best Food Producer
Judges reported that "shortlisted candidates showed a depth of knowledge, talent and entrepreneurship which very much impressed them ... the winners of individual categories showed an inspirational dedication to their chosen business".
2010/11 EDP Food & Drink Awards Battle of the Bangers Winner - Sponsors choice
Chosen by tasters from Anglia Farmers
2009 Farmers Weekly Awards - Pig Farmer Award
"Rob has moved the pig business on to another scale and in doing so has built the arable/livestock rotation in such a way the environment of the whole farm benefits."
2008 Beautiful Farm Award - Highly Commended
"These farms aim to give something back to the rural environment and economy. Well-managed crops, fields and hedgerows filled with wildlife, wildflower meadows, butterflies and insects - the countryside views we cherish most".