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Media Coverage & Press Releases

Sydney's Best Shops for a Christmas Ham, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food

12th Dec 2017

A good ham costs good money. This is a cold hard Christmas truth and the sooner you embrace it, the happier you'll be. Like the fact that Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Or that Good King Wenceslas is the only carol that doesn't make you want to stuff baubles in your ears. A properly stored ham will provide you with at least three weeks of sandwiches and snacking, so it's worth spending a little extra on a prize pig. A sexy leg you can glaze on Christmas morning, slice
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Growing Demand, The Northern Daily Leader

1st Dec 2017

Demand for free range pork grown at Gunnedah and Barraba is increasing. The Free Range Butcher – a Syndey-based business run by former Barraba local Ben Clinch and his wife Alison – has sold all the pasture finished pork Mr Clinch could source from his parent’s farm at Barraba and Jack Hewitt at Gunnedah in the lead up to Christmas. Even though the animals cost twice as much to produce compared with intensive systems, demand has been steadily growing as consumers become more educated.Rea
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​Australian Pork Limited’s Award for Best Traditional Ham in NSW goes to The Free Range Butcher

17th Nov 2017

Christmas Ham Season was officially launched in Sydney today and included the announcement of the Australian PorkMark Ham Award winners. In a significant win for small producers, Northern Beaches based business, The Free Range Butcher, was awarded “Best Traditional Ham in NSW” by the pork industry’s peak body, Australian Pork Limited (APL).Accepting the award was business owner, and northern beaches local, Ben Clinch: “We’re really pleased to receive this recognition for our quality, free range,
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Producer Profile - The Free Range Butcher, Peninsula Living

1st Oct 2016

Farrners' markets have been rising in popularity for years now, and it's not hard to see why.  Less food miles means the produce on sale is better for the environment, is fresher, in season, and tastes amazing.  Your'e outdoors, free from supermarket's fluorescent lights and plethora of packaging.  It's a win,win.Read the full article at:
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Back-to-back wins for Free Range Butcher at RAS Fine Food Awards

15th Oct 2015

Northern Beaches based business, The Free Range Butcher, announced today that they have won medals again this year in the Deli Meat category at the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Fine Food Awards. Specifically, the business was awarded a silver medal for its Free Range Pasture Fed Ham and a bronze medal for its Free Range Pasture Fed Bacon. Owner and Director, Ben Clinch, says he and his team are thrilled about their awards: “These medals are a great follow up to our 2014 Medals, and it’s very
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