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Better Food Journeys – Our Daily Bread: from wheat field to bakery
Bristol is playing host to a major foodie extravaganza this Spring, Bristol Food Connections Festival (1st-11th May 2014). This is the coming together of several major events, including Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, BBC Food and Farming Awards, Bristol Good Food Awards and a major explosion of events around the city. Don’t forget, next year we’re European Green Capital, so we’d better get used to the spotlight …
To celebrate, the Better Food Company have tailored a series of food journey days into the wild, wild west country to follow the process of food from field to dinner plate.
Includes refreshments, farm tour and milling, lunch, bakery tour and sampling
Places very limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment
Our Daily Bread day out...
The wheaty bit...
Down on award-winning Abbey Home Farm near Cirencester, we meet Farm Manager John Newman. Abbey Home Farm grow a lot more than wheat, so we’ll also see their sheep, cows, pigs, veg and other organic crops. We’ll also get the chance to mill some wheat – half a cup each to take home. You’ll be treated to a proper Abbey Home Farm lunch of soup and bread, made from produce grown on site.
The doughy bit...
The afternoon is spent at with our good friends at Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury. The Godfather of bread, none other than Trevor Herbert, leads us round his enterprise. Trevor is the fourth generation of his family to bake, and has handed the mantel over to his sons, AKA the Fabulous Baker Brothers. As well as a tour, there will be bread tasting, afternoon tea in the cookery school and a chance to buy cakes and bread from their beautiful bakery shop on the High Street.
You can carry goodies home in bags kindly donated by Triodos Bank.
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