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Game Season begins

The Glorious Twelfth is the start of the game season and sees the first day of shooting on the grouse moors. The Red Grouse is a completely wild bird living on the heather moorlands of the UK. The season is short, lasting for just 16 weeks to mid-December. Game is naturally free range, local and […]

High-welfare Pork from Lishman’s: why it really matters

As an independent butcher we rely on a close working relationship with our suppliers and farmers to ensure quality, continuity, and good welfare. How do we ensure that our pork is the best it can be? It might sound obvious, but ultimately a butcher cannot ensure quality, continuity and good welfare if they keep changing […]

David Lishman’s Guide to Lamb

David Lishman gives a butcher’s lowdown on seasonal lamb; explaining the differences between Lamb, Hogget and Mutton   Spring Lamb We start our journey with Spring Lamb; obviously! Real Spring Lamb is milk-fed and comes straight from the mother. Very young, possibly about 16 weeks old. Season is April and May. Milk-fed Spring Lamb is very […]

Our Farmers

In early September, some of the Lishman’s team visited our long-standing farmers and suppliers in Cumbria. We’ve worked with our farmers there for many years and wanted to give newer members of our team more of an insight into how the animals are raised; and exactly how this determines good quality meat. When you come […]

Heritage Breed Beef: The Postlethwaite Beef Farm

We started our autumn tour at the Postlethwaite Beef Farm, in Ulverston, Cumbria from where we source our heritage breed beef. Tom Postlethwaite, and his daughter Connie, have farmed the land for generations and whilst they rear 800 head of cattle, they also keep a few special old traditional breeds on the fields. We draw […]