Our series featuring some of the northern and northeast food and beverage producers shines a spotlight on Wark Farm Pies.
The butcher and pie factory raises its animals by hand on a sprawling farm south of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
Sabrina March, co-owner of Wark Farm alongside Laurel Foreman, showed us around the paddocks, where curious sheep and bulky cattle roam freely in the fields.
In the small production area, Laurel and her team of two employees punch puff pastry into pie pans and stuff them with a range of traditional and unusual fillings, including pheasant and apricot, beef and cheddar cheese. and classic pork.
The pies are sold at various farmers’ markets, as well as delicatessens – such as Park Shop in Banchory or Hammerton Store in Aberdeen – and cafes such as The Tartan Pig in Aberdeen, the Spider on a Bicycle in Aboyne and Goodbrand and Ross. at Strathdon.
And the pies’ reputation is such that Prince Charles has been known to order them in batches when he’s staying nearby.
“Scotland has the best food producers, and at Wark Farm we want to show that by using the best ingredients to make the best pies we can,” says Sabrina.
This is the story of Sabrina’s Wark Farm Pies…
Wark Farm Pies will be taking part in Taste of Grampian taking place on Saturday 4th June at P&J Live in Dyce, Aberdeen. Be sure to visit them at their stall to sample their range of high quality meat pies.
Tickets for the festival are priced at £13.50 and can be bought here.
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[A look inside Wark Farm Pies]