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Would anyone be interested in getting British bacon and sausages made locally in France. I know that may seem like an oxymoron but what I mean is British breed pigs reared in France and butchered in the British way to produce proper bacon and good old sausages.
Also, what would be the interest level be in getting fresh chickens, reared free range and looking like the ones you see in a butchers shop in the UK rather than the very expensive and scrawny looking birds you often see for sale.
And whilst we are about it, turkeys for Xmas and /or easter ?
Any comments ( constructive) would be very welcome.
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Would anyone be interested in getting British bacon and sausages made locally in France. I know that may seem like an oxymoron but what I mean is British breed pigs reared in France and butchered in the British way to produce proper bacon and good old sausages.
Also, what would be the interest level be in getting fresh chickens, reared free range and looking like the ones you see in a butchers shop in the UK rather than the very expensive and scrawny looking birds you often see for sale.
And whilst we are about it, turkeys for Xmas and /or easter ?
Any comments ( constructive) would be very welcome.
Thanks,
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I guess it all depends on which area you are thinking about, there is here in Brittany a couple who have done exactly that and have been successful in their endeavours.

https://www.kerbianfarm.com/

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Or, if you live in or near Ile de France, Costco has the streaky bacon and US style rotisserie chickens (all made in France or the UK with locally sourced meat). Same goes for the ribs - French pork, but cut for making US style ribs (I confirmed this with a friend who is a French butcher). At Christmas, Costco has these amazing big turkeys (that IMO won't fit into any normal French oven) - sourced from France.

Though I must say that Julia Child is right - French chicken just tastes more "chickeny" and is certainly preferable to the bleach-washed US variety. (Don't know the UK kind, so can't comment there.)

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We get ours from Henry Hoggs https://www.henryhoggs.com/ but whether they'd deliver to France, IDK.
However, you can always get from UK via https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/ who deliver to Spain and probably to France with no problems

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Would anyone be interested in getting British bacon and sausages made locally in France. .
Personally no.

Brexiteers living in France probably would

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Thanks for the replies, perhaps I should have made my position a bit clearer. I am currently in the UK but looking to move to France later this year. The area we have chosen is somewhere within several departments, Limousin 87 & 19 , Poitou Charente 16 & 17 , and Nouvelle Aquitane 24 - ish .
My post was not to see where I could get bacon etc from , but to see if there would be a demand for those sorts of products.
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. And whilst we are about it, turkeys for Xmas and /or easter ?

Not sure where you are, but turkeys are readily available from both local butchers, at our semi-weekly market, and directly from growers near where I am in le Gard. Last year, I roasted a fabulously moist turkey breast (to complement the goose for our non-goose consuming guests) purchased from one of our local butchers. But you won’t find the water-injected breast-heavy turkeys (insert joke here) like you find in US supermarkets.



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There are two or three 'selling British sausages' enquiry threads on this forum every year.

The answer is always no.

You could try and sell to the 'Brits' living in your area.....but you can do that in the UK with greater success.

So what is the point of moving to France ?

So no, you are not going to make a living in France from selling sausages and bacon.
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Would anyone be interested in getting British bacon and sausages made locally in France. I know that may seem like an oxymoron but what I mean is British breed pigs reared in France and butchered in the British way to produce proper bacon and good old sausages.
Also, what would be the interest level be in getting fresh chickens, reared free range and looking like the ones you see in a butchers shop in the UK rather than the very expensive and scrawny looking birds you often see for sale.
And whilst we are about it, turkeys for Xmas and /or easter ?
Any comments ( constructive) would be very welcome.
Thanks,
BFP.
NO WAY! One of the things I like about living in France as I have for nearly 7 years now and call home is that the quality of food and drink IMO is greatly superior to that in England and that goes for sausages. Here in Toulouse they have a higher meat content than those in Britain which have rusk and other fillers. As for bacon, jambon à la poitrine fits the bill for me and I also have a slicer so can buy a bacon joint and slice it to the thickness I prefer. Chicken? I don't often buy a whole one as I prefer chicken breast fillets to be honest but Carrefour stocks ones that I find ample and they are not scrawny, duck is widely available, and the turkey's are as good as any I have seen in Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, etc when I lived and shopped in Reading, Berkshire.

All in all I prefer French food and cuisine so I will not be a customer of your enterprise but I wish you well and feel that you will find many English Expats who will buy from you.

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There are two or three 'selling British sausages' enquiry threads on this forum every year.

The answer is always no.

You could try and sell to the 'Brits' living in your area.....but you can do that in the UK with greater success.

So what is the point of moving to France ?

So no, you are not going to make a living in France from selling sausages and bacon.
Wrong.

Did you not click on the link I provided in my previous post?

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Our farm has grown over eight years from small beginnings to become a local centre for a wide variety of produce, ranging from Our English butchery counter ,fully stocked english supermarket & seasonal Product ,fruit and vegetables and home-made jams and chutneys.

Our new premises on gouarec & Callac highstreet are both open 4 days a week
There is also another that I know of in La Mayenne:

https://www.elliottsboucherie.com/

There are quite possibly others that I do not know about but to say it can't be done is wrong.

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