The Duchy Local Food Partnership awards Pilot Status!

Farmer Phil in his Christmas Jumper serves up his beef to the rather large children

Yippee - Pilot Status for Kingstone and Thruxton School - Well done ALL!

The children are enthralled with Farmer Phil's cow jokes...

Yorkshire puds look good too!

Makes you proud this one!

Finally making progress to give Herefordshire school children fresh local food. Good old Prince Charles for funding the initial project.

Here's a note from Clare who is co-ordinating the initiative from the Duchy's point of view.

"Dear All,

Please find attached some pictures from the above very successful event at Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School yesterday.

We were delighted that Colin and Eric were able to organise the local lunch at their school in conjunction with Class Catering and our thanks are extended to them for their hospitality.

Farmer Phil (Gorringe) of course was the hero of the day, thanks the delicious local roast beef that he was able to supply for the pupil’s enjoyment. It was beautifully cooked and served by Emma and Robert with a range of locally grown vegetables, much to the pupils’ delight.

We marked the occasion by awarding the school Pilot Status from the Duchy of Cornwall Local Food Partnership, which aims to encourage schools to use locally produced food and to form relationships with local suppliers so that children can learn about where their food comes from. We hope that this will be the start of a bigger trend linking Herefordshire farm produce more directly to the school plate.

BBC Hereford and Worcester covered the lunch and their interview which was broadcast on Drive Time yesterday is attached. The Hereford Times also attended and we hope that this will result in a feature in next week’s edition.

Thanks again to everyone for all your support,

Kind regards,


Claire Watson

Brand Aid Limited"

Farmer Phil recorded the day as part of the Wiggly Podcast and a Podcast Special will be coming up in partnership with English Food and Farming Partnership.

Well done Claire and everyone.

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