Croots Farm Shop launches Rugby World Cup charity sausages

Derbyshire farm shop Croots has created two special sausages to mark the upcoming Rugby World Cup and to raise cash for the farm shop’s adopted charity.

Croots Scrummy Sausage and Croots Scrumpy Sausage are the latest in a long line of original bangers invented to celebrate sporting occasions and follows its ‘Olympig sausages’ and its football-inspired ‘Bangerooney’ sausage.

Now the farm shop near Duffield has launched two new flavours of sausage in celebration of the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on 18th September.

Both will contribute to the ongoing fundraising undertaken by the shop for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which provides disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays in Skegness. Some 20% from the sale of each sausage will be donated to the charity, which offers 450 holiday places per season and contributes to the personal and social development of the youngsters. 

“The butchers at Croots are a creative lot and they’ve designed two really tasty sausages to celebrate this latest sporting occasion,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road. “Our customers always get behind our charity efforts and we hope this will convert into a nice donation to present to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which next year celebrates its 125th birthday.”

Made from free range pork with smoked bacon, smoked cheese and red onion, the Scrummy Sausage is the latest smoked flavoured banger to join the butchers counter at Croots. The other new flavour, Scrumpy Sausage, is a pork, cider and apple sausage.

The butchers counter at Croots is well-known for its wide range of sausage flavours. Many of them have won awards, ranging from Great Taste Awards, which are regarded as the Oscars of the fine food industry, through to meat industry awards judged by meat industry experts.

Croots Scrummy Sausage and Croots Scrumpy Sausage will be on sale throughout the tournament, which runs until 31st October.

Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.

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