So in these tricky times when our friends and neighbours - mostly small businesses – may be struggling in difficult circumstances, they deserve our support and thanks. Over the coming days we will be compiling a list of brilliant small producers that are continuing to keep us all nourished – in body and soul – while we navigate these unchartered waters.
To kick things off, we’d love to shine a spotlight on the fantastic Cabrito.
James Whetlor was a chef at River Cottage, with a goat keeping hobby, that became a full-time business when demand for kid goat meat grew. James left River Cottage and established Cabrito.
But this was not just an enterprising business idea, it was also highly ethical. All Cabrito kids are a by-product of the dairy industry and would have in the past been euthanized shortly after birth. But thanks to Cabrito, this goat meat is now on the menu of some the country’s finest restaurants, including River Cottage, and is available for home delivery.
We should all be eating more goat. It’s sustainable, ethical, highly nutritious and very delicious. So if you cant get to the shops, or simply want to try something different and support a hard-working small business head to Cabrito.
And in the meantime check out this delicious recipe for Kid Pie, a much-needed slice of comfort food. Taken from James's award-winning cookbook ‘Goat’ contributed by Jeremy Lee of Soho's Quo Vadis. And any River Cottage customers who place orders over £120 will receive a free copy of 'Goat'.
Check back regularly to find out more about other amazing small suppliers.