Sausage fans are being invited to conjure up their fantasy flavour for a competition being run by Derbyshire farm shop Croots as part of British Food Fortnight.

Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen is running a sausage competition throughout British Food Fortnight from September 19th to October 4th and is asking customers to design a banger.

The winning sausages will be made by the in-house butchers at Croots and will take centre stage during British Sausage Week celebrations at the Duffield farm shop during November.

“Croots is becoming legendary for its sausages now, so we thought British Food Fortnight would be the perfect time to ask our customers to devise their own favourite flavours,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots.

“Our butchers have been pretty creative so far, with our range including flavours like pork, leek and Roquefort cheese, and chilli and chocolate. In fact, we now have around 30 different flavours of sausages in our range, although they’re not all on sale at the same time.

“We recently won a gold star Great Taste Award for our black pudding sausage, but now it’s the turn of our customers to come up with some really stunning suggestions for flavours.”

Croots sources the free range pork for its sausages from Packington Pork, near Burton-upon-Trent, and makes its own bangers at the farm shop. The shop sold more than 20,000 lbs of sausages in its first year after opening in June 2008.

Entry to the sausage competition is free, and there are categories for 12 years of age and under, and for adults. The winner of the children’s category will receive £25 Toys R Us vouchers, and the winner of the adult category will receive a £25 Croots voucher.

Competition entry forms will be available at Croots at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, during British Food Fortnight from September 19th to October 4th.

Now in its eighth year, British Food Fortnight is the biggest national celebration of the diverse and delicious range of food that Britain produces.

Croots Farm Shop also plans to have a special British Food Fortnight menu during the event.

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