R.A.B.I Surrey committee have asked local butchers to create a sausage recipe based on their interpretation of ‘the flavours of Surrey’. Ten butchers signed up to compete and the five who raise the most money for R.A.B.I through sales of the sausages during the month of October will become finalists in a blind-tasting competition. The aim is to promote and showcase food production in the county – while raising funds for those in the industry who need help the most.
The competition and judging will take place at the Surrey R.A.B.I harvest dinner at the Wotton House Hotel in Dorking on Saturday November 14. Guests will vote for their favourite sausage and the winner will be announced on the night. Special guest speaker for the evening will be wildlife presenter and TVs ‘best-loved vet’ Steve Leonard.
Sally Field, R.A.B.I regional manager for the South East, said: “We want the Surrey consumer to remember the connection between the food on their plate and the food in the field. It’s important we all think about the farmers who produce the food we eat, on whom we all depend every day. Farmers don’t want favouritism. All they want is a fair price for a more than fair product and to be able to make a living from what they most want to do, which is farm.”
The event is being supported by global animal health company, Zoetis, who have kindly donated £2,000 and Business Director Sam Gayton will be in attendance.
In 2014, R.A.B.I helped people claim around £379k in state benefits and more than £297k was paid out to working farmers. So far this year, the charity has given out more than £1m in grants to around 1,200 individuals and families.
Tickets for the event are £80 and include a drinks reception and four course dinner, for further details and tickets to the event, contact Charlotte Williams at email@example.com or call 01883 7414444.