A farming couple from Cornwall are quickly responding to the coronavirus outbreak by delivering meat boxes to house-bound customers.

Matt and Pip Smith, co-owners of Trefranck Farm near Launceston, are offering three different varieties of meat boxes to support those self-isolating or unable to access food supplies.

The boxes all contain a selection of premium venison, steak, mince, burgers and sausages.

Matt and Pip secured a six-figure finance package from HSBC UK to launch their Westcountry Premium Venison business in December 2019.

Pip Smith, co-owner of Trefranck Farm, said: “We’ve worked incredibly hard to launch Westcountry Premium Venison as a wholesale business supplying restaurants and wholesale butchers.

"However, when the coronavirus started spreading, we very quickly had to think of an alternative way to supply our meat to consumers and make it as easy and safe as possible for them to enjoy it.

Starting any new business is taxing but having to diversify quickly to respond to the current climate has made it all the more challenging!”

Venison is an excellent source of protein and low in fat - with saturated fat levels that are much lower than those in other red meats. It also contains minerals that are good for your overall health, including

iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Plus, vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, niacin and thiamine which help regulate metabolism, reduce the risk of heart attacks and support brain function.

To find out more information on the types of meat boxes available for delivery, visit: https://www.westcountrypremiumvenison.co.uk/meat-boxes/

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