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Perfect pork from a Suffolk family farm

Lane Farm Country Foods in Brundish is a family run enterprise producing some of Suffolk’s most succulent sausages, heavenly ham and beautiful bacon – all from happy, home-reared pigs.

The welfare of their pigs is the most important thing to hardworking owners Ian and Sue Whitehead. They originally bought the Suffolk farm to produce specialist breeding stock to supply farmers in the UK and abroad with breeding pigs in 1987. Then in 1995, inspired by a love of fine local produce, the couple diversified, converting an old dairy into an EEC approved small butchery.

The family farm supplies many of our stores around the region as part of the Sourced Locally range. This has helped the business to grow steadily in the last few years, including opening up job opportunities for a new generation.

A family affair

Today it’s a family run enterprise with daughters Sarah and Rebecca playing a central role in the production of award-winning pork products, including ham, sausages and burgers, using only the finest and freshest meat reared on the farm itself.

Ian said:

“We are so proud to be able to supply and feel part of the East of England Co-op. We have grown our businesses together and Lane Farm Country Foods wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them."

And we are proud to have them as a supplier as the family has such a passion for great quality locally sourced food. Their love of experimenting has allowed them to be innovative, expanding their range so it now includes smoked products, air-dried salami, chorizo and pancetta. In fact Lane Farm’s bacon is dry-cured by hand and is a genuine labour of love.

Lane Farm Country Foods

Award winning taste

The pigs at Lane Farm are born outside and home-reared in open straw barns, the best place to be on a cold and wet miserable day! This sheltered yet airy space with the freedom to roam provides a high standard of living accredited by RSPCA Freedom Food standard. It also ultimately results in very tasty produce!

Lane Farm has also won numerous Great Taste Awards and it also scooped our own Sourced Locally Producer of the Year Award in 2014. This was voted for by people in the region, who remain at the heart of Lane Farm’s business, as well as at ours.