Awards, Reviews and Customer Comments

Here at Lovaton Farm we know that our meat is delicious, good value and good for the environment, but you don’t have to take our word for it. This page lists some of the awards we’ve won over the past few years along with comments from our customers and a few of the magazine articles that have been written about Jane and the farm.

Great Taste, Taste of the West and Food and Drink Devon Awards 2014

Taste of the West Awards 2014

FOOD AND DRINK DEVON GOLD AWARD
Rib Eye Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef

TASTE OF THE WEST SILVER
Rolled Loin – Lleyn Lamb
Boxeater – Dexter x Devon Beef

TASTE OF THE WEST BRONZE
Fillet Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
Leg of Pork – Gloucester Old Spot Pork

GREAT TASTE 2 STAR
Loin of Pork – Gloucester Old Spot Pork

GREAT TASTE 1 STAR
Topside – Dexter x Devon Beef
Shoulder – Lleyn Lamb

Good Housekeeping Team Food Awards – July 2014

Good Housekeeping Magazine sets the standard for quality and innovation in the kitchen. In this month’s edition the GH Cookery Team choose their best small producers and Lovaton Farm won the Meat Producer category. Here’s what the cookery team had to say about Jane and the meat:

Good Housekeeping Winner - July 2014

Simon Mayo Drivetime – April 2014

Nigel Barden cooks with Lovaton Dexter-Devon Beef in Simon Mayo's Drivetime

We’re used to our beef being the star of the show, but this is the first time its been the star of radio. On Thursday 17th April 2014, Nigel Barden cooked up beef tagine with prunes using our Dexter-cross-Devon beef on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime on Radio 2. If you missed it, then you can see the recipe on the Radio 2 website, just click the image above and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

If you want to recreate his recipe then you can buy our ‘Taste of the West Gold Award winning braising steak as part of our Beef Family Box, with free delivery in the UK.

Customer Comment

“Lovaton Farm products are in a class by themselves. The love and attention paid to raising all natural livestock is remarkable. I’m actually scared of getting the word out too much for such tasty proteins! Jane is a fantastic purveyor of these fine foods and it’s a pleasure to purchase from people who obviously care so much about raising sustainable produce. As a globe trotting foodie, I really appreciate the fine work you do. Lovaton is a treasure.”

Jason

Taste of the West Awards 2013

Taste of the West Gold and Silver Awards 2013

GOLD
Lamb Mince – Lleyn Lamb
Loin of Pork – Gloucester Old Spot Pork

SILVER
Rump Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
Rib Eye Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
BBQ/Frying Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef

 

Great Taste Awards 2013

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THREE STAR AWARDS
Bone-in Leg of Pork – Gloucester Old Spot Pork

TWO STAR AWARDS
T -Bone steak – Dexter x Devon
Rib of Beef – Dexter x Devon
Leg of lamb on the bone – Lleyn Lamb

Taste of the West
Food and Drink Awards Ceremony 2012

TOTW Awards Ceremony 2012

WINNERS – BEST PRODUCT AWARD FOR MEAT AND POULTRY

and

CHAMPION PRODUCT AWARD – T-Bone Steak

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Lovaton Farm's Award Winning T-Bone Steak

“Wow! This is stunning, a truly incredible piece of meat with no compromise on flavour, a great cross of breeds, and simply the best piece of beef I have eaten in a long time”

Tim Maddams – River Cottage & TOTW Judge

Taste of the West Awards 2012

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GOLD
Leg of Lamb Steak – Lleyn Lamb
T-bone Steak – Dexter x Devon
Braising Steak – Dexter x Devon

SILVER
Beef Silverside – Dexter x Devon
Gloucester Old Spot Old English Sausage
Gloucester Old Spot Pork & Apple Burgers

BRONZE
Pork Loin Steak – Gloucester Old Spot

Devon Tourism Awards Awards 2011

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GOLD PRODUCT AWARDS
Sirloin Steak (Dexter x Devon)
Dry Cure Back Bacon (Old Spot Pork)

See all the 2011 Winners on the Devon Tourism Awards Website

Taste of the West Awards 2011

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GOLD
Shoulder of lamb
Mince beef

SILVER
Beef Brisket – Dexter x Devon
Beef Topside – Dexter x Devon
Pork and Beef Sausages

BRONZE
Pork Fillet – Gloucester Old Spot
Beef Steak and Onion Burgers

 Customer Comment

“When I cut into my rump steak it was so tender I though it must be fillet.
Imagine my delight when I tried the fillet!”

Tanya, Plymouth

Taste of the West Awards 2010

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BRONZE
Topside – Dexter Beef
Rib Eye Steak – Dexter Beef
Leg of Lamb – Lleyn Lamb

 Customer Comment

“Our box arrived today and we opened it with anticipated glee…..and we were not dissapointed!!!”

R & J

Taste of the West Awards 2009

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GOLD
Beef Rib on the Bone – Dexter x Devon

SILVER
Sirloin Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
Rolled Loin of Lamb – Lleyn Lamb

BRONZE
Valentine Steak – Lleyn Lamb
Leg of Pork – Gloucester Old Spot

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“Good creamy fat and good marbling throughout the meat. Properly chined. Very tender – superbly so! Melt in the mouth taste and quite remarkable. A cracking piece of beef”

Judges’ Comment when awarding a Gold award
to our Dexter x Devon Rib of Beef in 2009

 Customer Comment

“We ate the beef fillet, it was so lovely, we gave a toast to thank you”

Karen

Taste of the West Awards 2008

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SILVER
Italian Tomato & Herb Meatballs
Gloucester Old Spot Chipolatas

 Customer Comment

“The beef was beautiful, only the highest compliments from my guests!”

Mr Edwards, North Wales

Taste of the West Awards 2006 and 2007

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GOLD 2007
Rump Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef

SILVER 2007
Fillet Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
Rolled Loin of Lamb – Lleyn Lamb

SILVER 2006
Rump Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef
Fillet Steak – Dexter x Devon Beef

Food Blog

Dinner in Devon and Weekend Away.
Two meals featuring Lovaton Farm produce
photographed on upmarket food blog ‘Ur-Food’

Magazine Article

ex1coverRecipe for Success
taken from the Dec 05/Jan 06 issue of EX1,
Exeter’s Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Article by Glen King

 

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