Clinton Venison is nominated for top national award

Clinton Venison’s Tom Garner is flying the flag for Westcountry produce in the finals of the National Eat Game Awards.

Wildlife ranger Tom is a familiar face to many shoppers who regularly visit his stall at Budleigh Salterton Farmers Market to snap up his venison sausages, burgers, roasting joints and steaks.

Tom said: “It’s a great honour to have reached the finals of the Eat Game Awards, especially as all the finalists have been nominated by members of the public. Clinton Venison are the only finalist from the South West in the Best Farmers Market Stall category so we really are flying the flag for the Westcountry in these awards and hope the region will get behind us in the online vote.

“We’d like to thank everyone who helped us get to this stage – and ask them all to spread the word and help us go even further by voting for us on the Eat Game Awards website.”

Clinton Venison is produced from wild deer which are expertly and locally managed in-house by Tom to provide high quality, great tasting meat which is low in fat, high in protein and rich in essential minerals such as iron and vitamin B2.

The responsible management of wild deer is an integral part of the overall management of Clinton Devon Estate’s 1,900 hectares of sustainable high-quality multi-purpose woodlands, ensuring the welfare of deer stocks and protection of the Forestry Stewardship Council certified woodland.

Responsible deer management not only safeguards deer from impacts of over-population but also protects the area’s native broadleaved woodlands.

You can vote online at Voting closes on 30th September. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Boisdale Canary Wharf in October 2018.