Gold Medal Steak Pie

2015 GOLD medalWe've done it again at the England's Best Steak Pie competition. Pioneer's in-house bakery have repeated their gold medal success of two years ago by winning the coveted award again in March 2015.

The pie is available for caterers to buy, boxed in 6's, each pie weighing around a kilo and cutting into four generous portions. They are also available at our retail deli counters.

Chunks of tender local steak accompanied by rich gravy and encased in golden pastry - what's not to love!

£1,500 raised through pedal power

pedal2014At the end of June 2014, two keen cyclists from Pioneer entered the Hospice at Home's 2014 Coast to Coast bike ride. This is an annual event for the charity and one of their biggest fund raising events of the calendar.

Malcolm Berridge and Simon Gate joined 32 other riders to complete the 140 mile journey from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. It was a hot weekend which made it a fairly gruelling journey.

Between the two of them they raised £1,500 through sponsorship. Mally (left) and Simon (right) are pictured here with their medals.

Orange sausage goes down a treat

CharitySausage smlPioneer was asked by the local Hospice at Home charity if we could support their Go Orange fundraising appeal. The challenge was to develop and sell a meat product with an orange theme.

Duck in orange sauce was too easy so we blended the best locally made marmalade with our own farm assured pork in natural skins to create a Pork & Orange Sausage.

Retail sales in four weeks were around 5,000 sausages, making £424 (£1 per kilo) for the charity. The quirky but innovative recipe proved very popular in some quarters so we have brought it back! Sharon, Graham and Alison are pictured here.