On Wednesday, with the help of The Royal Agricultural University, FWP Matthews Flour Millers and Hobbs House Bakery, we launched The Wheat Project, which will take over the festival’s allotment patch this summer. Building on the success of last year’s Potato Patch, Alex James was joined by Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom and Henry Herbert and children from Kingham and Bledington Primary Schools’ gardening clubs to plant wheat, rye and spelt varieties that will be ready to harvest at this year’s Big Feastival.
Over the weekend, festival-goers will be encouraged to harvest their own wheat, rye or spelt from the crops planted yesterday with The Royal Agricultural University. They will then mill it into flour at at our on-site mill with the help of FWP Matthews Millers, before joining the team from Hobbs House Bakery to make their very own dough and produce wonderful flat bread creations.
Tom Herbert of Hobbs House Bakery said: “Our Grandfather used to grow and mill his own wheat for his bakery. We are delighted to be sharing this same experience with the next generation. Our life is a celebration of food, and to go to a festival where food is on the main stage is going to be tasty. We are hungry for this.”
There’s so much to see and do (and eat!) at this year’s Big Feastival that you won’t want to leave! Camping spots are limited, however, so if you haven’t got yours yet, be quick and book today.