On September 18th the CERERE & DIVERSify meeting will be held at Slade Farm in Bridgend, Wales. The meeting will have two parts. A discussion about how best to serve the needs of the small scale milling and bakery sectors and a farm walk focused on the benefits of Plant Teams.
Slade Farm have experience growing high quality milling wheat which is supplied in small bags for the artisanal sector, supplied through an intermediary. They can explain the challenges they face in supplying small volumes of grain directly.
The farm walk will focus on the Bean and Wheat Plant Team grown at Slade Farm but will also include other farm activities too.
Who should attend?
- Millers and bakers seeking to develop shorter and more local supply chains
- Farmers wanting to add value to their grain or to understand the needs of this growing market
- Policy makers and researchers wanting to explore how to support local grain supply initiatives
The meeting will be informal, with participants from the most experienced to newcomers encouraged to share experiences—both positive and not so, with the aim of developing a better understanding be- tween producers and low volume local markets.
The event is free to attend but please book your place by calling Kathy on 08456 521 706 or emailing, katherine(at)organicarable.co.uk