Nature spotting on the farm trail in March

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail, which is a popular family walk near Kendal. As we are now into Spring and brighter days are on the horizon, this month’s entry seems all the more magical. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We…

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What should Kendal do about climate change?

Alison Park of Low Sizergh Barn reflects on the issues and recommendations from Kendal’s Climate Change Citizens Jury.  Commissioned by Kendal Town Council, 20 people set out last year to answer the question, what should Kendal do about climate change? After weeks of listening to experts and debating information on energy, transport, food and political…

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Family walk near Kendal Low Sizergh Barn farm trail

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail, which is a popular family walk near Kendal. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout…

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walk in nature near Kendal

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout the years. Here we revisit his January walk.…

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free family farm walk Kendal

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout the years. Here we revisit his December walk.…

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This is one of the Rouxs’ all-time favourite sauces – and surely one of the few French recipes that call for tomato ketchup! Ingredients – serves 4 4 prepared mackerel fillets Sunflower oil \cracked black pepper For the Bois Boudran sauce 1 tsp parsley, chopped 1 tsp tarragon, chopped 1 tsp chervil, chopped 1 tsp…

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Low Sizergh farm trail

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout the years. Here we revisit his November walk.…

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Farm Shop Cumbria

Following a series of high-profile news stories about food standards and farming recently, Alison has been considering how best to help consumers navigate the confusing idea of ‘good food’. We have the cheapest food in Europe but the biggest gap in wealth inequality. Much of that cheap food is ultra-processed; so poor in terms of…

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farm trail

Brian Fereday’s Nature notes were written on his monthly walks around our farm trail. Brian lived and worked in this landscape and knew it intimately. We are lucky to have his records of the changing seasons and the comings and goings of the flora and fauna throughout the years. Here we revisit his October walk.…

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crop for the shop

We’re now in our fourth year of Crop for the Shop and we’ve found that it guarantees low food miles, contributes to zero food waste locally, and means our customers are eating food that’s grown for flavour rather than for shelf life. During the lockdown, the local food system came into its own and served…

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