Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting the Market Drayton Junior School here along with top chef Idris Caldora for a visit organised by FACE (Farming and Countryside Education). The children donned their chef hats and learnt how to cook a spectacular feast consisting of a Fordhall beef burger with salad, followed by a summery fruit salad for dessert.
Preparing the salad
Idris taught them how to prepare a simple and healthy meal out of some fresh salad vegetables and our very own Fordhall minced beef, mixed with chives from our community garden to create a delicious burger. The children went on a farm tour to learn about the providence of their food and upon their return, Idris cooked their handmade burgers on the BBQ.
I sat in the office above the courtyard with the BBQ smell wafting in through the window - luckily, they had some spare...it was delicious!
We are young and determined people assisted by over hundreds of volunteers who have come together to ensure this beautiful traditional countryside is saved. We are increasing the rich biodiveristy of the farm and helping to educate people about the pasture to plate cycle. Demonstrating that small-scale farming connected to the local community can offer a viable way of life for generations to come.