After the horsemeat scandal earlier this year, it’s so important to know where our food comes from and who is producing it and this is something the team at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm believes passionately in. The family run farm, located near Ipswich is hosting an event this Sunday (28th July) which is all about celebrating local produce and learning more about the process of field to fork.
Kicking off at 10am the event will host a range of top local foodies including The Artisan Butcher – Jamie Willows who will be hosting the Chef Demonstration stage. Jamie says: “it’s crucial for us to be aware of where our food comes from and how it got there. For too long there have been short cuts taken in the food production industry to bring costs down and it’s time for the consumer to take back control and demand to know what goes into the food they have on their plate.” Jamie will be joined on stage with Richard Knights, Head Chef at the Southwold Pier, as well as Sean Smith from The Blaze Grill and Tim Matthews from The Artisan Smokehouse who will all be demonstrating some fantastic dishes you can try at home.
The farm is delighted to welcome an array of local food producers to Baylham to showcase the high quality of produce available in Suffolk including Munchy Seeds and Rodwell Dairy. Alongside the foodie producers, a variety of craft stall holders will be in attendance, with demonstrations of basket weaving and felt making, and a chance for the visitors to try their hand at these techniques themselves.
Elsewhere across the farm there will be plenty for the children to see and do including all the regular Baylham Farm animals such as Gigi and Wilma. There will also be a chance to see the latest additions to the farm including goat kids and ducklings, as well as visiting the very popular Bunny Barn. There is also the opportunity to try out Farmer Neil’s famous 3D maze as well as popular fête farm games such as Welly Wanging for the chance to win a free annual pass to the farm.
The event will take place at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8LG. For more information about the event please visit the website: www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk or call 01473 830 264 or visit www.twitter.com/baylhamfarm or www.facebook.com/baylhamfarm