Meend Farm News 5

We are delighted to be welcoming Alex Gooch, award winning artisan baker, to the farm. Alex’s bread, made with heritage grains and techniques, is renowned and served in hotels and restaurants up the border as well as in Monmouth’s own Flavours Deli.

Alex will be joining us for a talk and brunch on Sunday 30th March and for two courses: Yeasted Breads with Heritage Grains on Sun 4th May and Sourdough with Heritage Grains on Sat 12th July.

We have a fantastic range of new courses in addition to our old favourites this Spring. We’re covering everything from Edible Gardening to making Willow pea frames and hurdles, Spring Flowers – making a bouquet and table arrangement, to Teenage Cookery Skills with MasterChef Finalist Koj.

Eat on the farm: Brunch & Heritage Bread – Sunday 30th March, 10.30am – 12pm, £20

Alex will be talking about heritage grains, their history, nutritional benefits and why he chooses them. He’ll also be talking about the issues relating to modern bread making techniques, including fermentation and ingredients, compared to heritage techniques.

Alex will bring plenty of his delicious bread from his bakery for you to try with a steaming mug of fresh coffee or cup of tea.

Pie! A dinner & demo with Genevieve Taylor – Sat 5th April, 7.30pm £20

Join Genevieve for a celebration of the humble pie at this book launch, dinner and demo being held in conjunction with Rossiter’s Books.

Kather’s Kitchen Supper Club – Thursday 22nd May, 7.30pm, £29.50

Kather’s regular Supper Club features local and seasonal produce. Menu to be announced.

The Potted Pig Supper Club – Saturday 7th June, 7.30pm

One of Cardiff’s most celebrated restaurants comes to the farm to host their first Supper Club. Known for modern British food with a french twist, the menu will be announced closer to the time.

Humble by Nature supports new aquaponics system

Click here for a press release for our new aquaponics system. Humble by Nature are really excited to be involved and believe it to be a national first which would be great to share with the village.