* Bethan Mascarenhas and residents of the Old Vicarage Care Home during a recent visit to Rhug Estate to learn about how the organic chicken is reared on the farm.
Rhug Estate has made generous donations of its award-winning organic chicken to local hospices and charities.
These include The Old Vicarage care home in Llangollen, Ty Gobaith/Hope House in Oswestry and Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury.
Whenever there is surplus stock, whether it is Rhug’s award-winning organic meat from the farm or items in the farm shop, Lord Newborough is always keen for local charities and residents to benefit.
Lord Newborough, owner of Rhug Estate, said: “I am pleased that we have found some good local causes to support once again. I believe something positive should always come out of our business having surplus stock.”
Old Vicarage owner Bethan Mascarenhas said: “Thanks to Lord Newborough and the staff at Rhug Estate for their generous donation and for a lovely warm welcome when we visited.
"The chicken was put to good use in lots of delicious recipes by our cooks.
"We loved seeing the estate and hearing all about its history and values. It is great to have local ingredients on our menu, especially when they are shared with the likes of Raffles in Singapore! It was a real treat for our residents.”
Rhug’s chickens are slow-maturing birds that free range on organic pastures for 12 to 16 weeks – that is more than double the amount of time a standard supermarket chicken lives on farm.
The estate saw a surge in online customers when the pandemic hit in 2020.
Its award winning organic chicken was out of stock for a number of weeks but is now available to buy from the farm shop and from the website: www.rhug.co.uk/shop and customers can have them delivered direct to their door if they live on mainland UK.