A big-name star has been added at popular Derbyshire farm shop and café Croots as the Bangerooney joins the team.
The pork and caramelised onion with black pepper sausage joins the starting line-up to celebrate former England hero Wayne Rooney’s move to Derby County.
For the next three months, ten per cent of sales of the new banger will go to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre – Croots Farm Shop’s adopted charity.
The 34-year-old footballer’s move to Pride Park at the start of the year is the latest phase of a career that has included playing for England, Everton, Manchester United and in the United States of America.
Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, with wife Kay, said: “The Bangerooney made its debut for Croots back in 2010 and returned in 2014 as we marked England’s football World Cup campaigns.
“It seems only right that it is returning with a new recipe to our fresh meat counter now that we have one of the biggest names in football playing for the Rams.
“We had a great response from customers previously, raising hundreds of pounds for charity, and we thought this was a great way to once again support our adopted charity, Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.”
With its commitment to the environment and locally sourced products, more than 50 of Croots suppliers are within 50 miles of the farm shop. The Bangerooney is made on-site at Croots using Packington Free Range Pork, from Staffordshire.
The sausages – part of an award-winning range at Croots – are sold loose and packaged in stay fresh recyclable paper bags. They cost £9.99 per kilo.
The farm shop is famous for its wide selection of sausages, and has won many awards since opening in 2008.
Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which is based in Skegness, Lincolnshire, provides 450 holiday places per season for eight to 14-year-olds from across Derbyshire.
Croots Farm Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm) and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
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