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Local Loaves for Lammas 2010

Allendale Bakery
Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9EQ
Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August

We'll be baking Local Loaves for Lammas using stoneground flour from Gilchesters Organics in Northumberland, to a special recipe created by Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley.

01434 618879

The Bakery at The Talbot
Knightwick, Worcestershire WR6 5PH

Saturday 31st July 9am till 3pm

In addition to his regular Saturday stall (which runs from 8.30am to 2.00pm), Damion Lorentzen will be running two free workshops.  10am - Techniques for kneading and shaping breads. All adults and children welcome. Please wear clothes that you are happy to get dirty or bring your own aprons. Midday - Working with sourdough cultures. This session is for the bread anoraks amongst you and will be very nerdy. Please bring your own containers if you wish to take some of our ‘mother’ home with you.  Places for both workshops are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

See also the entry for Slow Food Worcestershire, below.

The Brockwell Bake Association
Plots 35 and 36, Rosendale Allotments, London SE21

Sunday 1st August, 2pm

Lammas meeting for BBA members and friends to sample the first loaf from the heritage and landrace wheats we have grown and milled, as well as inspecting the rest of the 100+ varieties we have grown before harvest. Bring your own liquid refreshments. Please contact Andy Forbes if you wish to attend as space will be very limited.


Caffi Florence
Loggerheads Country Park, Parc Gwledig Loggerheads, Ruthin Road, Heol Rhuthun, Loggerheads CH7 5LH

Sunday 25th July

We will be making lots of different breads on Sunday 25th July that will be on our menu and for sale as loaves.  We will be using flour milled at the Rossett Watermill just outside Wrexham. We will have a children's activity between 2 - 4 pm making bread hedgehogs.
01352 810397

Camphill Community Centre
Japonica Lane, Willen Park South,  Milton Keynes. MK15 9JY

Cafe open Monday-Friday from 10.30-4.30

This Lammas, make a break from the supermarket and order a local loaf from Camphill Milton Keynes. We will take orders to deliver Real Bread to offices in Milton Keynes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Camphill Communities offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work with others of all abilities in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect.

26th July
Come along to the cafe to learn more about our work and to taste our Real Breads.

2nd August
If you'd like to see our bakery in action, please get in touch beforehand and we'll invite you along to show you what we do.

Contact details for more information, to place your order or to come and see us on 2nd August:

01908 235000

Cobs Bakery
7 Robert Davies Court, Cambridge CB4 1TP

31st July

9.30am to around 2.30pm

Your home baking workshop, a day of baking and conversation for beginning and experienced home bakers. A selection of breads will be made (and taken home) in order to learn or brush up on a range of basic skills. Places limited to 6 participants. Cost £76.37 including a buffet lunch, all materials, recipes and some other goodies.  To book or for more details:

01223 241207
Denver Windmill   
Sluice Road, Denver, PE38 0EG   

Sunday 1st August, 11am to 4pm

Help us celebrate this ancient festival of the new harvest. Watch the bringing in of the wheat, milling and then the baking of the Lammas loaf. Join us at 11.30am for a family baking session (£30 per family - two adults and three children max) for a chance for your family to make their own Lammas loaves to take home.

01366 384009

Embassy Cafe
Cathays Community Centre, 36 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. CF24 4HX   

Saturday 31st July 3pm-7pm

Everyone is welcome at our Lammastide Tea Party. Sandwiches, cakes, ice cream and of course, Real Bread - all homemade using local, organic, fairtrade ingredients where possible. Our local loaves will be made from flour milled at Melin Bompren Corn Mill, at St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life about five miles away. Come and chat about real bread, swap recipes and tips and take home some of our sourdough culture.

0292 0373144

Felin Ganol Watermill
Llanrhystud, Ceredigion SY23 5AL

Sunday August 1st. Noon to 4pm

Open day at the mill with a picnic/tasting of local loaves baked by Mair's Bakehouse.

01974 202272

Food For Thought
Ryedale Court, Haxby, York   YO32 3DG   

Saturday 31st July.

For the Lammas day celebration we're baking two different loaves using local and English ingredients. The first is a large loaf made of a mix of British organic flour with an artistic touch. The other will be a Haxby version of schiacciata. We’ll see what summer fruit is ripe locally on Lammas and I’m sure it’ll taste good.


Foster's Mill
Swaffham Prior, Newmarket, Cambs. CB5 0JZ   

Sunday 1st August 1.30 – 5pm

To celebrate Local Loaves for Lammas, Fosters Mill is joining forces with talented baker Carl Shavitz of the Artisan Bread School. Visitors will be able to see the flour being milled (wind permitting) and watch Carl make his stunning sourdough loaves with flour from Fosters Mill. We’ll have an oven on site, so visitors will not only be able to watch and join in the bread making process, but also taste the results!

01638 741009

Gilchesters Organics
Gilchesters Organic Farm, Hawkwell, Northumberland. NE18 0QL

A number of Real Bread bakeries and eateries around the north east  will be baking Local Loaves for Lammas to a special recipe, created by Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley, using stoneground flour from Gilchesters Organics.  Please scroll through this list to see who's joining in.

01661 886 119

The Great Northumberland Bread Company
See below for addresess

Saturday 31st July

Matthew Rawlings will be doing a baking demonstration as part of the wheat expo for the Food Hall exhibition at the Border Union Show at Springwood Park in Kelso. Harvest permitting, he will be making bread from trial plots being grown at the site.

Sunday 1st August

We will be baking barley and wheat bread using grain grown in our parish - we are certain we shall have grain cut by then.  This will be used as the communion bread at our Sunday Service at  Ford Church, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, which will be a celebration of Lammas Day.

01890 820562
Hornbeam Centre
458 Hoe Street, London. E17 9AH

31st July from 10.30am

This year we are celebrating bread again at Lammas time. The event is organised by the Community Baking Project based at the Hornbeam Centre and will include: a community harvest ritual, a bread stall with loaves brought by people to share, flour milling (bring a container and take your flour home), playdough making, bread making workshop, film showing, bread stories (sharing our own stories and hearing traditional ones), sharing the Lammas loaf and home brewed beer, music and poetry. Make sure you keep the date free and come along!  Click here to download the flyer with full details.

020 8558 6880

The Ludlow Food Centre
Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2JR

We have created a brand new tomato and basil loaf for a limited period around Lammas.  Who knows, if it sells well, we may make it a permanent feature.

01584 856000

Little Salkeld Watermill
The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1NN   

Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August

On Saturday afternoon (at around 4pm) we'll be celebrating the power, beauty and pleasure of harvest time fertility with the "Ancient Men" Morris Dancers, who'll be demonstrating the delights of the seldom performed "Miller's Lift" dance. On Sunday (around 2pm) we'll be working with the Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) Food Group to bake barley bannocks from the Mill’s new trial grain plot, using a wood fired bread oven that we'll be making over the weekend, and an appearance of the Froddle Crook Mummers with a dramatic interpretation of the old English ballad of “John Barleycorn”.

01768 881047

Mayfield Farm Bakery
Mayfield Farm, Sheering Road, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0JP

Lammas weekend (31st July/1st Aug - exact details TBC)

Join us for a Lammas loaf making session using stoneground wholemeal flour, milled locally in the traditional way on French burr stones by Marriage’s of Chelmsford.

01279 411774

The New Lammas Lands Defence Committee
Marsh Lane Fields, Leyton, London

1st August , 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

NLLDC invite you to bring food to share at their annual Lammas Picnic. Tea and coffee provided. Bring games to join in and musical instruments to play. Children welcome if accompanied by responsible adult. Nearest transport: Lea Bridge Road buses: 48, 55, 56; Church Road buses: 58, 158.

Ogle Castle Bakery
Ogle Castle, Ogle NE20 0AT 

Date TBC

We'll be baking Local Loaves for Lammas using stoneground flour from Gilchesters Organics in Northumberland, to a special recipe created by Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley.

01670 775181

Topsham Market, Matthews Hall, High Street, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0HF
Bovey Tracey Farmers' Market, Union Square, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AE

31st July

We will be using our local flour, grown organically on The National Trust's Killerton Estate and milled at Clyston Watermill, to produce a truly local loaf. We combine the flour with ale barm from Exe Valley Brewery, a generous dash of honey from the Haldon Hills, water and a touch of sea salt to produce a loaf which has minimum food miles and maximum flavour. It will be available along with our full range of bread and pastries at Topsham Market and Bovey Tracey Farmers' market.

Price & Sons
7 Castle Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AS

Saturday 31st July

We'll be baking some special Lammas loaves with flour from our local mill, Bacheldre Watermill.

0158 4872 815

Ruthin Produce Market
Courtyard of Ruthin Gaol, Clwyd Street, Ruthin Denbighshire

Saturday 31st July 10am to 3pm

The Ruthin Real Bread Festival. Stallholders are being encouraged to bring as much home produced bread as they can and also using their other products in bread such as beer. We will also have a wood fired bread oven on site and will be baking and giving demonstrations of bread making and baking.

07798 914721

St Mary's Bakery
Frensham, Surrey

Last year, St Mary's baked a Lammas loaf for a local church which helped to 'bring into focus the seasonal aspect of harvest and the importance of grain as a food.' Richard and Fiona are happy to chat about contributing in a similar way to a community event this year, so 'if any vicars etc want to get in touch...'

01252 792810

Simply Kneaded
Hexham Farmers Market, Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1XF

Saturday 31st July

We'll be baking Local Loaves for Lammas using stoneground flour from Gilchesters Organics in Northumberland, to a special recipe created by Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley.

0797 4272 287

Slow Food Berkshire and Wiltshire
Doves Farm, Ham, Wiltshire.

1st August 12pm

Slow Food Berkshire and Wiltshire's annual Lammas Day Producers Lunch. A celebration of local and seasonal food for local food and drink producers and Slow Food members. Everyone brings a dish of their own produce to share, whether it be from their bakery, farm or their kitchen garden or their kitchen. All guests sit at one very very long table and every producer present is invited to talk briefly about their food.

There is no charge but booking is essential.  To book, please go to and follow the instructions.

Slow Food Worcestershire
Shelsley Watermill, Worcestershire

Sunday 1st August – 2.30pm

A tour of the 200 year old Shelsley Watermill, which sits at the foot of the Shelsley Hill Climb in Shelsley Walsh and has recently been restored to full working order by a team of volunteers.  The visit will include a tour of the mill and the volunteers will explain about the restoration project and the community the mill has served over the years. 

The visit will last about an hour and there is a charge of £2.00 per person – payable on the day.  If you would like to join the tour, please email to let her know how many places you would like to reserve. 

Please also see the entry for The Bakery at The Talbot, above.

Staff of Life Bakery
2 Berry's Yard , Kendal , Cumbria , LA9 4AB.

Saturday 31st July from 09:30 'til the bread runs out.

We will be making a special loaf with a local connection and, as usual, there will be an opportunity for visitors to the bakery to taste it. The new loaf was designed by two pupils from year 6 at Natland Junior School following a project led by their teacher and Simon Thomas of the bakery. This is a multigrain bread with segments of fresh orange incorporated into the dough and an unique crust!  Profits from the sale of this bread will be donated to a charity chosen by the children.

01539 738606

True Food Coop
61 Grove Road, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8LJ

Saturday 31st July 10am-1pm

Join us for: a toast breakfast, bread making demos, a baking workshop, making bread to take home. There will be prizes to be won.

0845 330 827


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