Wake Up to Organic
June 14th 2017
Wake Up to Organic on June 14th will champion the idea of switching to organic ingredients for your breakfasts and aims to show how easy it is to make the change.
Here in the Low Sizergh Barn tea room we will be offering you a free mini organic breakfast. Each of the delicious dishes on our samples table will feature organic ingredients, including:
Watermill Organic Porridge – these oats, from the watermill at Little Salkeld, make a delicious and nourishing porridge.
Side Oven Granola – Wood from Carr House Farm is used to fire an oven in their bakery. The ebbing heat is ideal for toasting the grains, cereals and nuts in their flavourful granolas.
Carr House Apple Juice – The total journey from branch to bottle for the apple juice is a short walk from the farm’s organic orchard to its juicery.
Organic Fruit Spreads, Organic Raw Mixed Nut Super Spread and Mixed Seed Butter originate from farther afield in Cornwall but combine to make the most tasty, toasty options.
Mini smoothies made with organic Growing Well Spinach, grown and picked in the fields just across the farmyard, and apple juice from our own orchard apples will also feature.
We are in the first stages of organic conversion on the farm and in 2 years our milk and eggs will be organic. Both will be part of our Wake Up to Organic celebrations this year:
Low Sizergh Barn Free Range Eggs – Our 300 laying hens live in cabins in the fields near the farm and take free range literally; they can often be found pecking for worms in the lane, the car park and along the farm trail.
Low Sizergh Barn Raw Milk – This hard to find product is unprocessed – not pasteurised, skimmed, homogenised or filtered. You can see the cows in our milking parlour and then buy the fresh milk from the vending machine just a few yards away.
Green Door Artist Exhibition
We’re pleased to be exhibiting pieces by Ellie Chaney and Lynn Hamel of the Green Door collective.
The Green Door members’ works can be seen in our tea room at Low Sizergh Barn, near Kendal until June 29th.
Ellie Chaney is an artist who creates papercuts, illustrations and animations. Born in Cambridge, Ellie now lives in a small town on the outskirts of the beautiful Lake District in England. Ellie began Stories In Paper in 2014. Creating artwork that is intricately detailed has always been a passion of hers, and so when she discovered papercutting in 2010 she fell instantly in love with the medium. Ellie also loves to work in illustration and printmaking, making complex images inspired by natural patterns and forms which she combines with her other love of ornamental patterns. Her ‘Bird Spotting’ series is a collection of papercuts of birds and plants found in Britain to celebrate the wildlife we can find in our parks and gardens.
Lynn Hamel’s current line of art takes the form of what she has termed ‘Wool Art’. This is a technique of gluing strands of wool to canvas to make large-scale pictures of animals and buildings. The artwork itself is very time consuming to complete but it is very rewarding seeing the picture take shape. The wonderful aspect to this is that, when used in this way, the wool gives a unique quality and texture.
Greetings cards from the exhibition are available to purchase in the tea room.