AS A BUSINESS WE STAND BY A FEW FIRM PRINCIPLES:

WE SUPPORT HIGH-QUALITY, LOCAL FARMERS AND PRODUCERS WHERE-EVER POSSIBLE, WE MAKE AS MUCH OF OUR OWN PRODUCE AS POSSIBLE (UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE CAN MAKE IT BETTER THAN US) AND WE LOVE GOOD FOOD AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU, THE CUSTOMER.

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS WE HAVE BUILT A COUPLE OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT APPRECIATE WHAT WE DO AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS.

ALONGSIDE THE THREE BELOW WE SHOULD ALSO MENTION THE HUNDRED OF ASHENDON; A SUPERB SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PUB RUN BY MATT AND PIA, THEY OFFER A WELCOMING BAR, DELICIOUS FOOD, AND COMFY ROOMS TO LOCALS AND VISITORS ALIKE. AWARDED A BIB GOURMAND BY THE MICHELIN GUIDE IN BOTH 2016 AND 2017, AND A PLACE IN THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE 2017 THEY ARE A BIT OF A HIDDEN TREASURE. MATT'S MENUS CHANGE DEPENDING UPON WHAT IS AVAILABLE THAT DAY, AND WE OCCASIONALLY SUPPLY THEM WITH OUR LOCAL MEAT, AND WE EAT OUT THERE TOO: WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM! YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE HERE.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH STEVE FROM TEN MILE MENU FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. HE APPROACHED US AT THE START OF 2013, NOT LONG AFTER WE STARTED MAKING SAUSAGES IN OUR LITTLE EGG HOUSE IN KIMBLE, TO SEE IF WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SUPPLYING HIS AMAZING NEW COMPANY.

WE DID, AND IT IS STILL GOING STRONG: OUR BUSINESSES HAVE GROWN ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER AND WE ARE STILL HIS SOLE SUPPLIER OF MEAT.

WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH STEVE AND TEN MILE MENU AS OUR ETHOS IS REFLECTED BY HIS: A DESIRE TO CONNECT CUSTOMERS WITH THE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS AROUND US.

STEVE NOW DELIVERS OUR PRODUCTS ALL OVER THE LOCAL AREA, ALONGSIDE AWESOME VEG FROM GEORGE AT SANDY LANE FARM, AND A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER AMAZING LOCAL PRODUCE, MAKING SHOPPING LOCALLY ON A REGULAR BASIS REALLY SIMPLE. THEY'RE ALL ABOUT FRESH FOOD - THE MILK IS COLLECTED THE SAME DAY IT LEAVES THE UDDER, AND MOST OF THE VEG IS PICKED THE DAY BEFORE DELIVERY.

TEN MILE MENU HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN MULTIPLE AWARDS, INCLUDING 'FOOD & DRINK HERO' AT THE BUCKS & BERKS LIFE F&D AWARDS, AND A COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE 'RURAL OSCAR' FOR 'BEST START-UP' SOUTH EAST IN 2014.

CHECK THEM OUT (IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OUR DELIVERY AREA, YOU MAY JUST FALL INTO STEVE'S!!)

YOU CAN FIND HIM AT TENMILEMENU.CO.UK

JUST OVER A YEAR AGO WE BEGAN SUPPLYING THE GARDEN CENTRE IN HADDENHAM WITH A RANGE OF OUR PRODUCE.

WE STOCK THE SHOP WITH A SMALL RANGE OF OUR PRODUCTS SUCH AS OUR HOMEMADE PIES & PORK PIES, HAM, SAUSAGES, BURGERS, BACON & CHICKEN (USEFUL WHEN WE'RE SHUT FOR THOSE UNEXPECTED EMERGENCIES!)

WE ALSO SUPPLY THE KITCHEN IN THE CAFE EVERY WEEK WITH WHATEVER THEY NEED, IN PARTICULAR AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF OUR SAUSAGES AND BACON (WE DO HOPE YOU ENJOY THEIR FULL ENGLISH BREAKFASTS!!) ALONGSIDE ROASTING JOINTS FOR THEIR SUNDAY LUNCHES, HAM FOR SANDWICHES AND ALL SORTS OF OTHER MEAT.

WE ARE PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO BE SUPPORTING ANOTHER OF HADDENHAM'S FAMILY BUSINESSES (ESPECIALLY ONE WE BOTH REMEMBER VISITING AS CHILDREN!)

OUR NEWEST COLLABORATION IS WITH THE AMAZING CROSSFIT AYLESBURY GYM NEAR RABANS LANE.

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM BEGAN WHEN THE BUTCHERS BEGAN TO TRAIN THERE. CROSSFIT (AND, IN RICK'S CASE, RUNNING CRAZY ULTRA-MARATHONS) IS SOMETHING THEY ARE BOTH PRETTY PASSIONATE ABOUT AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST FOOD AND FITNESS GO HAND IN HAND. SO, WHEN OWEN ASKED IF WE WOULD LIKE TO FEED THEM AT LUNCHTIME, WE GAVE IT SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT AND RECKONED WE COULD PROBABLY MAKE IT HAPPEN!

THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE UNDERTAKING, AND HAS TAKEN MANY MONTHS IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

THE SALADS ARE BASED UPON THE ZONE DIET AS IT IS ADVOCATED BY CROSSFIT; ITS COMPOSITION MIRRORS THE RECOMMENDATION TO “EAT MEAT AND VEGETABLES, NUTS AND SEEDS, SOME FRUIT, LITTLE STARCH, AND NO SUGAR”. IT IS BASED UPON THE IDEA THAT EACH MEAL CONTAINS EQUAL 'BLOCKS' OF PROTEIN, FAT AND CARBOHYDRATE AND THAT THIS PROVIDES THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR CROSSFIT ATHLETES. MOST SERIOUS CROSSFITTERS FOLLOW EITHER THE PALEO OR ZONE DIET, OR A BLEND OF THE TWO (THERE IS A WEALTH OF INFO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE).

HOWEVER, CROSSFIT’S OWN SUGGESTIONS ARE SERIOUSLY UNDER-WHELMING IF YOU ENJOY DECENT FOOD (FOR EXAMPLE: 3OZ BAKED CHICKEN BREAST, 1 AND A HALF ORANGES AND 3 NUTS FOR DINNER! WHAT’S THAT ABOUT?!?)

SO, IN RESPONSE, WE HAVE BUILT A REPERTOIRE OF SALAD BOXES FOR LUNCH THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY BASED AROUND THE ZONE DIET. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING THE ZONE DIET TO EAT THE LUNCHES; THEY ARE SIMPLY FRESH SALADS, MADE WITH HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS, THAT HAVE A GOOD BALANCE OF FATS, CARBS AND PROTEIN.

THE GUYS AT THE GYM ARE AMAZING, AND IT IS, IN OUR OPINION, QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST PLACE TO TRAIN AND GET FIT.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE YOU CAN FIND THEM AT CROSSFITAYLESBURY.CO.UK