It’s the penultimate day of our 12 Gifts of Christmas campaign, and we are excited to announce that today’s contributor is TRENCHMORE FARM!

Trenchmore Farm are mixed farmers growing beef, apples and grains – the cattle eat the grass and apple pulp, the straw from our wheat is used to bed the cattle, the cattle muck is spread on the fields to help improve the soils and feed the crops. A virtuous circle, allowing them to improve the soils and grow more delicious, sustainable food. This includes 28-day dry-aged beef from their slow grown Sussex crossed Wagyu cattle, cider from their traditional cider apple orchard and heritage wheat, a mixed landrace grown from locally-sourced seeds.

Trenchmore Farm have donated a 600g bag of their wheat berries. This is a unique mix of heritage grains, which has been awarded a Great Taste Award. They can be used in place of rice or couscous, and you can boil them and add them to stews, salads and risottos. With more bite and a delicious nutty flavour, Trenchmore’s wheat berries are also packed full of fibre.

‘It’s a pleasure to have our Heritage Wheat Berries included in this year’s Christmas hamper and we hope they are enjoyed over the festive period. Our thanks go to the RBAs for asking us to be a part of such a great initiative and for helping a great cause.’

Rachel Knowles

Trenchmore Farm

This means that the current value of the hamper is £340. The Rural Business Awards will match the overall value of the hamper as a donation to the public’s chosen charity. Follow the links to cast your vote in our Twitter or Facebook polls.

Remember, if you want to be entered in the prize draw to win the hamper, share and comment on one of our 12 Gifts of Christmas posts on social media before 5pm on 12th December 2018.

For more information on the 12 Gifts of Christmas competition, read our launch blog.

To learn more about Trenchmore Farm, go to their website: www.trenchmore.co.uk

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