Wednesday 10th November 2021
With the annual argument of what to have on Christmas day beginning, why not try something extra special this year?
Did you know, trout is actually one of the most sustainable fish you can buy? Trout have a low food conversion rate (FCR), with the ability to gain more body weight than the weight of the food they consume. They’re also high in Omega 3 and low in saturated fat – the perfect addition to the Christmas dinner spread. (1)
We’ve partnered with ChalkStream® who have been supplying freshwater trout from farms on the beautiful River Test and River Itchen in Hampshire since 2015.
Raising trout in this area has been practiced for hundreds of years, while the art of dry fly fishing was perfected here in the 1800s, with the pure chalk stream water giving the trout their unique clean taste. Similarly, ChalkStream® trout are slow grown over two years in fast flowing water, raised in conditions as close to the wild trout of the Test and Itchen.
The farms are land-based which helps protect the local environment. Ensuring that only clean water returns back to the rivers – minimising their impact on the unique chalk stream habitat.
You can find out more about ChalkStream® trout on their website here.
And if you’d like to try some of their trout for yourself, get 15% off your first order with your Yeokens!
Take a look at our Tea Smoked Trout recipe for the perfect way to serve your trout using our very own Yeo Valley Natural Yogurt.