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Some of the events that took place around the UK on and around 1st August 2009 as part of Local Loaves for Lammas, organised by the Real Bread Campaign.
Here in no particular order are just some of the bakeries, mills and other organisations that ran events and activities for Lammas on and around 1st August 2009
The Dalston Mill
Dalston Lane, London, E8
NB – this is a private event but see below for contact details for public events at The Dalston Mill
As part of the Barbican Art Gallery and EXYZT’s Dalston Mill project, Louise from Growing Kitchen will be holding workshops with adults and children from two East London estates.
The workshops will include making dough, pizza and other flat breads (and eating them!), discussing the context and history of farming in Hackney, looking at and investigating the wheat grain and different flour types, a tour of the mill, grinding techniques and harvesting methods, wheat based art, other edibles in the grass family.
t: 020 7638 4141 (Barbican Switchboard)
Metfield Stores and Metfield Produce Market
10am – 2pm
On 1st August, we are holding our annual Graze and Buy Food Fiesta in the garden of our community run shop. Wakelyns Agroforesry will be there, offering tastings of sourdough bread made from their own flour, grown and milled 1 mile away and bread making advice and encouragement!
w: www.metfield.org.uk/Metfield Village/htm/grazeandbuy2009.html
Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road, Cambridge. CB3 0DF
We are planning to harvest our 44m2 of bearded Soissons wheat and mill it in time for baking our own bread on 1st August. It will be a real occasion for the College. Our wheat crop growing in its campus setting has attracted a lot of interest and the poet Lesley Saunders is writing about its progress.
We are hoping to bake a special Lammas loaf using flour milled at Heage Windmill (http://www.heagewindmill.co.uk/) which is visible across the valley from the bakery.
The Hornbeam Centre
458 Hoe Street, London. E17 9AH
10.30am – 3pm
Bring your homemade loaf for display at our bread stall and to share with the community or learn to bake bread (limited numbers – see below to book) - for beginners of all ages. The café is open all day, where there will be fresh organic produce on sale and information available about local food groups and campaigns.
Gilchesters Organic Farm, Hawkwell, Northumberland. NE18 0QL
The following bakeries and eateries will be baking Local Loaves for Lammas to a special recipe by Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley using stoneground flour from Gilchesters Organics in Northumberland:
8 Nelson Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5AW
0191 231 3000
Davidsons of Darras Hall
Broadway Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9PW
39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE99 1AR
385 Stamfordham Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE5 5HA
Ogle Castle Bakery
Ogle Castle, Ogle NE20 0AT
Food for Thought
28 Astley Road Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear NE25 0DG
0191 237 5935
Langley on Tyne, Hexham NE47 5LA
Sluice Road, Denver, Norfolk. PE38 0EG
We will collect wheat from a local organic farm in the morning, seed dress it, mill it and then use the flour to bake a Lammas loaf, which we will have blessed by our local vicar. We will also be running free bread baking sessions for adults and children throughout the day to learn how to bake their own Lammas loaves.
t: 01366 384009
Mill Green Museum and Mill
Mill Green, Hatfield, Herts. AL9 5PD
Friday 31st July, 7th August, 14th August and 21st August
We're holding free drop-in family bread making sessions. Visitors can make some dough together using flour milled here at Mill Green Mill & Museum, they can then shape it and we bake it for them. The bread can be eaten warm or taken home.
Sarah Adamson or Linda Dobbs
t: 01707 271362
Eastbourne Lammas Festival
The seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August
A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing (including the John Barleycorn ritual dance), traditional giants, carnival and entertainment for everyone.
10am – 2pm
Bread making workshop with Emma Parkin from Emma's Bread in association with Love Local Food. £25 per person, booking essential.
t: 01392 832729
w: http://www.emmasbread.co.uk/ and http://www.lovelocalfood.org.uk/
(or see Emma at Exeter Farmers’ market, every Thursday from 9am - 2pm)
57a Canterbury Road, Whitstable, Kent. CT5 4HH
Baking rosemary-seasoned Lammas loaves in the shape of the god of harvest.
London Road Bakehouse
285 London Road, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 5AG
Baking special Lammas loaves.
t: 01782 853755
9 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1BX
Date: Wednesday 5th August
We are going to celebrate Lammas in our shop with a bread display and by giving away our Speckled Spelt Loaf to customers who pick the picture of a loaf in a lucky dip.
Topsham Market, Matthews Hall, Topsham, Exeter.
8.30am - 1pm
I will be producing a Lammas Loaf for my weekly stall using a stoneground wholemeal from the nearby Clyston Mill in Broadclyst and local honey.
t: 01392 464817
Montrose Farmers Market, Town House carpark, Montrose High Street, Angus
9.00am – 1pm
Bread Naturally will be celebrating Lammas at Montrose Farmers Market with loaves made using the fabulous Gilchesters rare breed flour from Northumberland and rye from Golspie Mill Sutherland. I will be using lovely couronne proving baskets to make giant, French-style circular loaves. I'll hang them up on the stall with a fancy yellow ribbon and we'll play guess the weight.
Stentwood Farm, Dunkeswell, Devon. EX14 4RW
We’ll be making a free standing, naturally leavened Lammas loaf when the new harvest comes in from our miller.
Tom The Baker
Cotteridge, near Birmingham
I'll be building an earth oven for Lammas, aiming to finish on 1st August. Bakehouse already built, any help appreciated.
Salisbury Road, Hungerford, Berkshire. RG17 0RF
NB – this event is by invitation only. Please read on for details.
We are organising our forth annual Local Food Producers’ Dinner and making some bread from grain recently harvested at Doves Farm to eat at the meal. The event is a Slow Food ‘Eat In’ where every guest brings a sample of their local produce to share with other guests at the dinner. Any Real Bread bakers (or other farmers and food processors) in Berkshire or Wiltshire wishing to join us must register by email in advance to discuss their proposed contribution to the meal.
Wicken Corn Mill
High Street (on the A1123), , Wicken, Cambridgeshire.
Wicken Mill will be supporting the Lammas Day Real Bread Campaign. Not only will flour be available from the Mill, but the team intend to make bread rolls at the Mill on the day.
Farmers’ markets in Aberdeen (Belmont St) and Stonehaven (Town Square), Aberdeenshire
We will be making a Lammas loaf with stoneground wholemeal flour from our nearest organic mill, Golspie in Sutherland. The dough will be started with yeast derived from the brewing process of a local microbrewery, Hillside near Lumphanan, 12 miles away.
Price & Sons
7 Castle Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AS
We will be baking some special loaves using stoneground white flour from the local Bacheldre Watermill.