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All the Fun of Making Sausages! (Workshop for Adults on an Organic Farm)

Mentored by Jayne and Michael DuveenMentor summary: Sustainable independent farmers
Location address: Chelwood Gate, TN22 3RR
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £50
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A SUMMARY

This workshop is held in our comfortable barn-conversion, deep in the Sussex countryside, with stunning views over the South Downs. We will get stuck in straight away - donned in aprons and using a hand filled sausage maker - you will learn about the ingredients and techniques involved in making delicious artisan sausages. You will learn how to make two types of sausage: a rare breed, highest quality, organic pork sausage and North African Merguez sausage, prepared with our very own, organic Romney lamb. We will also share with you the principles behind our approach to organic, biodynamic farming and the ecological and health benefits of rare breeds. Before your head home, we will enjoy refreshments and sausage tasting together. There will also be the opportunity to purchase pre-prepared cuts of organic, biodynamic meat if you wish to take some home with you.

Jayne and Michael Duveen·Sustainable independent farmers
Jayne comes from a long line of farmers. Her family's farm was a small dairy farm. When studying agriculture Jayne visited friends farms that were vast. All the hedges had been removed. The cattle sheds were empty. There were no crop rotations. Cereals were grown year in year out. Every year she joined friends on their enormous tractors that had booms that spread over a long distance spraying the crops copious times with herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers. Each year she saw the yields drop and the pests and weeds became immune to the herbicides and pesticides. More and more herbicides and pesticides had to be used. Also being concerned by what she saw and experienced Jayne set to and assisted small, traditional farmers in marketing their produce. She also wanted to see more people have a direct link with the food they eat and set up a number of farm shops. During this time she came across a farmer selling organic, raw Guernsey milk. He gave her some of his old-breed organic strawberries along with his organic, unpasteurised Guernsey cream. She tasted them and never looked back. Ever since she has wanted to give people the opportunity to share the same experience by having access to good food. Michael trained as a land-agent and saw the demise of the small farmer and the farming traditions that they had upheld for generations due to the encouragement from the EU to produce cheap food. He was concerned by the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides on the land and the increased animal herd and flock sizes. Farming was moving away from agri-culture to agri-business. As a result of seeing this change Michael put his hand to the plough and has spent his life farming using sustainable farming methods.

Learning aims

You will learn some delicious recipes for home-made sausages

Strengths to develop

You will be handling the meat and equipment and developing your hand-eye coordination.

What's provided

Drinks

Snacks

Equipment

Safety

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Where
we'll be

Colin Godman's Farm , Perryman's Lane, Chelwood Gate, East Sussex, TN22 3RR

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £50

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


Cancellation


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