Cornwall Wildlife Trust is one of two charities which will benefit from the Nancarrow Farm 1000 Mouths Festival next month - and they will be taking an active part in the event.

It is Nancarrow’s 20th anniversary as an organic farm and they are planning for this year’s 1000 Mouths Festival to be a real celebration of sustainable farming.

The festival runs from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6 at the farm in Zelah, near Truro.

Heather Sargent, events manager at Nancarrow Farm said: “We want this event to be a real celebration of British farming - shining a light on some of the best and most sustainable producers around. Our 1000 Mouths feasts will be a true collaboration between producer and chef, showcasing quality ingredients from the land and hedgerows around us.”

“This year, we have decided to select two environmental charities as fundamentally, working in harmony with the environment is a core belief of our business. As well as raising livestock organically, we have two kitchen gardens where we grow vegetables, have high targets for reducing food waste, a rigorous recycling policy, use renewable energy, and provide habitat and dedicated areas for local wildlife. Cornwall Wildlife Trust was an obvious choice for us and Cool Earth, a rainforest community charity, will also benefit from the profits.”

During the day, there will be workshops, wild walks, fire pit demonstrations, talks and tastings, and in the evening some very special feasts cooked by top chefs. Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be running a number of activities for adults and children, including a wildlife treasure hunt. Sean O’Hea, Deputy Head of Nature Reserves at the Trust, will be joining panels to discuss farming, soil and wilder, grass-fed beef; as well as woodland management and sustainable firewood. There will also be leather making, wool spinning, and apple juicing.

Nancarrow is a working 100-acre organic farm on the outskirts of Truro, which produces Red Devon beef, Suffolk lamb and Tamworth pork. Producing food in harmony with the environment is high on their list of priorities.

More than a thousand people are expected to visit Nancarrow to join in the festivities, and to enjoy street food from the wood-fired courtyard kitchens in the day and feasts in the barns in the evening, with live music.

The menus will celebrate some of the finest produce from the south west, alongside organic beef from Nancarrow cooked up by some brilliant chefs. Vegetarians will also be catered for.

At 1000 Mouths, Jack Bristow and the kitchen team from Nancarrow will be hosting feasts on Friday and Saturday, serving street food lunches on Sunday, and butchery demonstrations in-between. They will be joined by some outstanding guest chefs who will be cooking up an incredible variety of food over the weekend.

They will include Michelin star chef Paul Ainsworth with restaurants in Padstow; Adam Banks of Fifteen Cornwall; Ben Tish, who appeared at the inaugural 2017 event; and former chef at Claridges in London, Dan Cox, who now has a 120-acre organic farm near St Mellion, where he plans to open his restaurant. The chefs will work closely with local producers to create delicious, local and sustainable meals.

Launching ‘Goatober’ at 1000 Mouths, will be Cabrito’s James Whetlor, a consultant for the European Food Heroes project, which aims to end food waste in farming across the EU; Tom Griffiths, owner and chef director of Flank at the Old Spitalfields market in London; the team from Beautiful & the Feast, based in Bude; and Craig Tregonning, head chef at Temple, also in Bude.

Isabella Hawkes, community fundraising officer at Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “We are so excited to be a part of this incredible event which promotes organic farming and country crafts, as well as being a great foodie event. The Trust is very grateful to Nancarrow for supporting our work in protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.”

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