We are celebrating another new Stroudco producer this week with prize-winning Cotswold Kidmeat not only bringing a delicious, healthful new meat to Stroud but also offering a solution to a growing animal welfare issue.
Stroudco is selling increasing amounts of goat’s milk and cheese reflecting a UK-wide trend. Consequently over recent years the numbers of nannies being milked has increased dramatically. But there is a dark side to the dairy goat industry. Sadly, nearly all the dairy farms in the UK view billy kids as a waste by-product and they are killed at birth and their carcasses burned.
Goat meat is the most widely popular meat in the world and by eating kid meat we are giving a purpose to the lives of these billies.
Awarded 2 gold stars in the 2014 Great Taste Awards Cotswold Kidmeat is fully traceable and has been reared to the highest welfare standards with the kids kept in a free range natural environment with plenty to climb on and play with and try to keep them from getting bored. The processing of the meat takes place in a very well-equipped kitchen on site, maintaining complete control of provenance.
It is generally agreed that kidmeat is as tasty as spring lamb (some say even richer and meatier) and is much healthier than all our regular meats, being higher in protein and iron and lower in fat (especially saturated fats) than lamb, beef, pork or chicken and lower in cholesterol than any of these red meats.
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Stroudco is Stroud’s only not-for-profit co-operative, bringing together an exclusive range of local, artisan food, drinks and much more. Many of our producers have no other retail outlet.
See this short film for an insight into Stroudco: Stroudco – Local Food Distribution
Thanks to Paul Golding for his wonderful photos for our leaflet. If you would like some copies, please let us know, as we will be happy to add some to your box when we fulfil your order. See www.goldsealphotography.co.uk for more of Paul’s excellent photographs.
NEW FEATURE: See how many of your neighbours are already shopping with Stroudco. Contact them to share orders or home delivery. Click on the pointers in this map. This will show the customer reference numbers of the shoppers at this postcode. You can then send these numbers and a message in an email to email@example.com
Sign up your friends and neighbours… If a current Stroudco member signs up a friend you both get £5 added to your Stroudco account, as soon as the new member has made their first order. Both parties must notify Lynsey at the time of the new member signing up.
If you are able to spare some time on a Saturday and are willing to help out at the food drop at Stroud Valley Community School please register your interest at: http://www.doodle.com/2acwfmyckx7azmca. If you’re able to help out with delivering Stroudco orders to customers please click the following link: http://www.doodle.com/qgshh45ukdwt69fe
We are very pleased to announce that Stroudco is now an Ecotricity partner. One of the benefits of this is that if you decide to switch to Ecotricity as your electricity or gas supplier you will receive £40 to spend on Stroudco produce. Just click here for details
Stroudco now has a free pick-up point at the great new coffee shop in Brunel Mall. Cookes Coffee and Curios are offering a free carry-to-car service for Stroudco shoppers of all abilities and the car park is free after 3pm on Saturday. Click on the FOOD HUB tab to find out more.