Limited supplies of onions left at Balson’s.
Slightly sweet and melt-in-the-mouth
You’ve heard of rosé wine, but this is a rosé vegetable! Totally versatile, the Roscoff Onion can be used as a vegetable, a side-dish or as a condiment, raw or cooked. They are celebrated not just for their colour, but also for their unique flavour, their high vitamin C content and their long shelf-life.
500 years in Business celebrated in Bridport town hall
On the 12th September we were 500 years old. We are proud to say we are England’s oldest family business, trading since 1515.
We have raised £4,800 for Cancer Research UK
Thank you to all our customers and supplies that came and supported us.
Richard Balson & all the Balson family.
RJ Balson are proud winners of Taste of the West Smoked Dry Cure Bacon award. All made from local free range pork, supplied by Childhay Manor. Our bacon is available at our local shop in Bridport.
Janet Street-Porter joined TV chef Brian Turner in our shop filming for the BBC’s “A Taste of Britain”, to be shown later in the 2014 summer/autumn schedule.
The pair were interested to sample the two oldest homemade products still sold, being our original pork sausages and famous faggots – both made to family recipes handed down through the generations.
Their visit was covered by the Bridport News and View from Bridport. Read more and see pictures here:
In May we were proud to play host to the Tercentenarians Business Club – an exclusive club for businesses that have survived for more than 300 years and are still owned by the founding family
This event was covered in local papers and online by View From Publishing. Read more here: View from Bridport
You can also read more about the Tercentenarians Club here, in a 2013 piece by Harry Wallop, when the event was hosted by fellow member Fortnum & Mason: