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FarmingFriends Forum Switched Off For A Few Days

| July 2, 2013

We just wanted to let you know that we have had to switch the forum off for a few days as it was getting hit by masses of spam in the background so we are looking at ways to combat this or make changes to the forum, so I will let you know when we [...]

Farmhouse Breakfast Week 23rd – 29th January 2011

| January 12, 2011

I just wanted to let you know that the Farmhouse Breakfast week is between 23rd and 29th January 2011. The theme for Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2011 urges people to Shake Up Their Wake Up by eating a healthy balanced breakfast every day. Lots of breakfast events will be taking place between 23rd – 29th January [...]

RSPCA Good Business Awards 2010

| August 27, 2010

I received an email on behalf of the RSPCA about encouraging supermarkets to do more for animal welfare. For the second year running, the RSPCA Good Business Awards is open to the public through the People’s Choice Supermarket award which means that people can vote for the supermarket they think is doing the most for [...]

BBC Looking For Family Members To Be On Hairy Bikers Show

| June 4, 2010

I have just received an email from Ingrid, one of the Assistant Producers for the BBC in London and they are casting for a brand new Hairy Bikers cooking show. “Are you Britain’s best cooking family? If so, the Hairy Bikers want YOU to take part in a new TV contest.” They are looking for [...]

Get Walking Day 23rd May 2010

| May 13, 2010

Did you know that there is a a Get Walking Day will this year will be held on Sunday 23 May 2010. The Get Walking event aims to encourage people to take up walking as a way of exercising. Last years Get Walking Day was a great success with over 100 local Groups organising 150 [...]

Freedom Food Chicken Sales On The Up

| May 6, 2010

I received an email yesterday on behalf of the RSPCA to thank me for writing about the Quash the Squash campaign last year (and BBQ Source, and People’s Choice!). They wanted to let me know that thanks to coverage like mine, and despite the recession, people are choosing to buy more RSPCA Freedom Food labelled [...]

Food & Education Rural e-Network

| March 5, 2010

This February the FeRN organisation, the Food and Education Rural e-Network, was launched to provide a voice for women in the agri-food sector. FeRN is a new voluntary organisation which aims to offer a fresh viewpoint on the UK agri-food industry and will primarily run as a women’s e-organisation, to facilitate communication and debate between [...]

WFU Conference 28th-30th March 2010

| March 2, 2010

I just wanted to let all you UK women farmer’s out thereknow about the Women’s Food & Farming Conference for 2010 will be at Askham Bryan College between the 28th-30th March 2010. The theme for this year’s conference is Food for the Future. The speakers this year include: Will Cockbain – who will be speaking [...]

National Dairy Week 22nd-28th February 2010

| February 23, 2010

This week (22nd – 28th February 2010) is National Dairy Week, set up by The Dairy Council. On Wednesday 24th February, The Dairy Council will celebrate their 90th birthday, so happy birthday Dairy Council! The week was launched by the Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury who poses as ‘the Dairy Fairy’ for the Smile For Dairy [...]

Julia Bradbury Launches Smile For Dairy Campaign 21st February 2010

| February 22, 2010

TV presenter Julia Bradbury launched the Smile For Dairy Campaign yesterday (21st February 2010) to get National Dairy Week celebrations under way. A smiling Julia, dressed as a fairy showed her love of dairy products as she posed with an enormous glass of milk. Julia Bradbury said: “Everyone knows I’m a country girl at heart [...]