The Local Produce Trade Show is for producers and suppliers to showcase their fantastic range of local food, beverage and produce to a wide and influential selection of catering & hospitality trade buyers from the region. Butler Country Estates is a strong supporter of the show, which has just been held at The Hilton at the Utilita Bowl (formerly Ageas Bowl) for its 16th year.
Richard, our founder, was fortunate to be interviewed by the Hampshire Chronicle and be featured in their show feature. You can read the full article here, and here’s the extract featuring him:
Richard Butler, of Butler Country Estates, was exhibiting at the show for the fourth year. He opened The Troutlet in Winnall in October. Although he has always been a keen fisherman, he was inspired to launch his own business when his wife bought him a smoker. When people came round for dinner, they liked his pate so much they asked to buy it.
Mr Butler, who lives in Badger Farm, said he “wouldn’t miss the trade show for the world.”
He said: “It all started in my kitchen in 2019 and now I’ve got five employees. We supply to local shops and restaurants like Honey and Harvey.
“It’s lovely to have customers come to our stall here, taste our produce and then come back to do business. The benefits from this event are huge and we’ve gained so many opportunities through Hampshire Fare. This is the best trade show in the south.”
Butler Country Estates has a growing number of cafes and restaurants serving Butler Country Estates smoked trout on their menus, and many shops stocking our smoked trout products. If you would like to serve or stock the best smoked trout around, then do reach out for a chat.