I first became aware of the Ginger Piggery in Wiltshire about four years ago when my mother-in-law bought a ham from its Boyton Farm shop at Christmas. It was fabulously flavoursome meat from the farm’s own herd of Tamworth Ginger Pigs – one of the oldest in the country – and time spent since then in the pretty Wylye Valley has taught me that the farm shop butchery is one of the best in the west.
Its mouthwatering belly of pork, huge range of sausages and bacon and pancetta are so good that you will want to have them in a sandwich every day of the week. The farm’s hand-reared beef and lamb is also on sale, along with local game in season.
The shop’s other products include delicious homemade cakes alongside a wide range of chutneys, jams and beers, all locally produced. The shop and the adjoining café, the Trough, are open 10.30am to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and a sow and a selection of her ginger piglets can often be seen in the enclosure by the gate.