Many thanks to everyone who came to Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday to enjoy food, to talk about their own produce, and to find out more about farming as a solution yesterday!
Chef Simon served up a superb two-course breakfast with honey, berries and oat groats to start, all washed down with juice Kefir and a herb tea blend! It didn't end there with a plate of cow-lloumi, sausage from within 20 minutes away, Herefordshire baked beans and eggs from the farm - with a seasonal twist of braised apple in place of tomato. Tasty.
We heard from a few of the people that grew and reared the food and Ruth shared the journey of some of the produce - including some that we weren't able to source in our current system.
Good news - this produce is available, and being sold direct right here in Herefordshire so you can recreate our breakfast feast with all the details below - whether you were there or not!
Remember, one purchase from a nature friendly farmer makes a huge difference. Direct sales give more back to the farmer than conventional routes to market, making their nature friendly methods more profitable that conventional alternatives and building resilience against the whims of market demands. It really is as simple as that. Buying local, nature friendly food results in less waste, better farming, and better health for all concerned.
If you can't find what you need near you - more details of local, nature friendly produce is on our ever-increasing map of producers here. And more to explore at the next feast - Lunch this coming Sunday in Kington!
We were also supported by the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) unit and the Farming in Protected Landscapes fund grant.
More info from Herefordshire Meadows here.
So - the Produce...
|What||Who||Where Can I Buy?||More Info|
|Milk||Showle Dairy||Vending machine at Yarkhill Village Hall; soon to be opened at Tarrington||Facebook Showle Dairy|
|Bread||Susan Bailey||Will be running bread making classes next year, watch this space!||Instagram Sue Bailey Food|
Heritage grains (Bread)
Fava beans (Sue's homemade baked beans)
|Simon Dale||Chapel House farm - buy direct||Chapel House Farm Website|
|Cow-lloumi||Claire Howlett||Vending machines in Bromyard area||Wild Cow Dairy Website|
|Strawberries and raspberries||Anthony and Christine Snell||Online at British Frozen fruit, can pick up in person or they deliver||Frozen Fruit Website|
|Sausages||Perrystone Meats||Order by email||Perrystone Website|
|Eggs, sausages, honey||Ben Taylor Davies||Little Meal House - Townsend Farm||Regen Ben Website|
|Milk||Merrimilk||Vending machines in Hereford area||Merrimilk Website|
|Kefir||Tibico fermentary||Little Meal House - Townsend Farm or online||Tibico Website|
|Herbal infusions||Rowan McOnegal||Book onto workshops online, Herbal walks throughout the year||Hedgerow Medicine Website|