Thousands of Londoners will get a taste of farming and food production once again this year at the annual Lambeth Country Show in south London.
Examples of commercially-grown crops, wildflowers and a full-size native hedgerow will grace NFU South East’s Back British Farming stand at this free family festival in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, near Brixton on July 20/21 (12 noon until 8pm daily).
The plants and trees have all been grown by East Sussex NFU member Gillian van der Meer, chairman of Battle and Rye NFU, who has been a regular exhibitor here for more than 25 years. The crops display has been supported by leading farm inputs supplier Bartholomews, of Chichester, West Sussex.
Youngsters will be able to take part in corn milling or milk a model dairy cow, with free farming fun books and activity leaflets. Adults will be offered recipe books and positive reasons to buy British produce, including red meat.Mrs van der Meer explained: “We are very grateful to Bartholomews, Chichester for supplying the seed for our crops. Our display is so important as it helps visitors to see the connection between the product in front of them and the actual crop it comes from."