THE meaty talents of three top Chester butchers will be on display in the city market for National Butchers Week.

The Market, managed by Cheshire West and Chester Council has three popular butchers - Fernyhough’s Butchers, Dave Joinson Quality Meat and Geoff Hughes Family Butcher.

To mark the week, from March 12 to 18, each butcher will be sharing a short video on social media about their speciality.

Cllr Brian Clarke, cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, said: “Please support our independent businesses by visiting the market and sharing their videos. Our market butchers each have their own speciality from game to award winning sausages and many years of experience.”

Fernyhough’s Butchers were established in 1982 specialising in high quality game produce; from free range veal to venison, Scottish haggis to poultry, and lots more that you won’t find on the High Street.

Mark Johns has been in Chester Market for 44 years and proud of his locally sourced meats. He said: “Being a small business we can source our meats locally and we know every farm that we’re buying from.”

Dave Joinson Quality Meat have been supplying fresh meat and poultry at Chester Market for 30 years, and are known for their award-winning sausages, which are listed in many pubs and restaurants including Chester Grosvenor hotel. Dave now uses state of the art ‘Dry Aging fridges’ for the best flavoured steaks.

David Parry has been working for Dave for 29 of those 30 years. He said: “We’re award winning sausage makers. We’ve won the Food and Drink festival three years on the run with pork and leek, pork and Cheshire blue and pork and apple”.

Geoff Hughes Family Butcher has been established since 1995, he specialises in healthy eating, with packs of fresh, and high-quality produce.

Hughes’ low-fat sausages and fresh produce are all prepared while you wait so you can see what makes this butcher so popular.

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