Fletchers of Auchtermuchty, Scotland's longest established deer farm and venison retailer will be creating the largest recorded Venison Haggis in Edinburgh this weekend.
Wed, 01 Sep 2010
Fletchers of Auchtermuchty
To mark the second annual Eat Scottish Venison Day on Saturday, 4th September, Fletchers will be at Edinburgh Farmers' Market where this Seriously Good Haggis can be seen and photographed, and served to customers from 11am.
Fletchers has been serving hot venison haggis at the market every Saturday for six months to meet growing demand. The company points out that the venison haggis pre-dates the sheep haggis and "has to be the best expression of authentic Scottish food".
The Auchtermuchty-based firm supplies all of its range of venison cuts including haggis through farmers' markets in Edinburgh, Perth and Fife as well as from its farm shop in Fife and throughout Britain by mail order. Fletchers won the coveted Good Housekeeping/Slow Food Award this year for Best Small Meat Producer in the UK.
In addition, to encourage customers to benefit from this healthiest and most versatile of red meats - venison has less fat than skinned chicken - Fletchers is offering special Eat Scottish Venison Day discounts on selected cuts at the Edinburgh, Perth and St Andrews farmers' markets on 4th September and at Scotland's Countryside Festival at Glamis on 4th-5th September.
Dr John Fletcher points out: "Because people have been eating venison for much longer than the meat of domestic animals they have evolved to assimilate this low-fat meat and all its constituents. If venison was to become our staple meat there would be much less obesity, diabetes, heart disease and iron deficiency as well as a reduction in many cancers."
Looking to source venison in Scotland? Use Scotland Food & Drink's Buyers' Guide.