Sustainable Seabass Fishery Visit

On Saturday, 26th June 2010 we are taking my mother in law and father in law to Withernsea for a Slow Food North Yorkshire Seabass Fishery Visit.

Our host for the day will be Food Journalist/Historian/Chef/Beekeeper/local lad Gerard Baker. The day consists of going down to the beach to BBQ some fresh fish, have a picnic, swim (I grew up on the East Coast, do they not know how cold the North Sea is !!), set the shrimping nets and hear from Shaun all about the sustainable fishery.

In the afternoon we will then go to meet Gerard’s bees (10 min drive) where there will be the opportunity to ask questions and buy honey.

If you live in the area and are interested in eating locally sourced food then let us know and I’ll put you in touch with the Slow Food North Yorkshire Group. Look forward to seeing you there and if you can’t make it or live too far away for the Seabass visit I will tell you all about it on my return!

Farm Visit With Slow Food North Yorkshire

On Saturday 22nd May 2010 Slow Food Members Janet and Andrew Stott are opening their doors from 10am to 4pm to the members and friends of Slow Food North Yorkshire.

The event will include a visit of the farm which will give an insight into how Janet and Andrew produce their pedigree aberdeen angus beef, fed exclusively on grass and clover rich pastures and parkland. My hubby and I are really looking forward to going as we also breed beef cattle, although our cattle are predominantly Charolais.

All stock are born on Janet & Andrew’s farm and taken through to slaughter. Calves are naturally suckled and weaned around 8 months old, then reared slowly until approx 2 years old for maximum flavour. It is hung on the bone for 3.5 weeks. The meat has very low food miles as  it’s only 10 miles to slaughter then direct to customers.

On Saturday we will get the opportunity to taste their meat with lunch and then it will be available  to buy. We are looking forward to having some aberdeen angus beef in our freezer!

If you live in the York and are interested in this visit then please contact Slow Food North Yorkshire, the cost is £4 members/£6 non members and includes lunch/bring your own drinks. Look forward to seeing you there but I will post about the visit in the next few days, so check back in with farmingfriends to find out about the visit and the aberdeen angus beef.