This final e-book of our calendar year is a collection of recipes to celebrate family.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of two fantastic new chefs at The Wild Rabbit: Michelin-star awarded Alyn Williams and Nathan Eades.
As a passionate supporter of sustainable farming I was delighted to read Michael Grove’s recent statements in support of sustainable farming, starting with a ban on neonicotinoids to protect our valuable soils.
As winter approaches, our bodies begin to yearn for hearty dishes that warm the body and comfort the mind. However, hearty needn’t mean unhealthy and now is the time to stock up on vegetables and nutrients, to keep your body strong during the colder months.
I am incredibly proud to announce the launch of our second US Bamford Haybarn Spa, at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – an oasis of calm in the heart of New York city. Bamford was founded on my passions for travel and wellbeing, so partnering with 1 Hotels was a natural choice, given we have a shared ethos and respect for the world around us.
Christmas is my favourite time of year and decorating the house is something that I always look forward to. This Christmas we are holding a number of wreath workshops at the farm, when our team of expert florists will show you how to make seasonal wreaths and garlands using natural foliage and blooms foraged from the farm.
Minimalising waste has always been a core value at Daylesford – it is why almost all of our packaging is natural and recycled, and why I can proudly say that we have never used a plastic carrier bag in any of our stores. However, it is people that are at the heart of our business, and supporting those in need has always been an equal concern.
Traditional artisan craft is something that I have always loved – as much for the making process as for the beautiful finished articles. Willow baskets hold a particular draw for me and I like to keep a small collection stacked by the back door, ready to take out on a walk with the dogs, to gather flowers from the garden and berries from the hedgerows.
As autumn reaches its peak, Daylesford’s Environmental Scientist Tim Field gives us an insight into various sightings from around the farm and tips on the wildlife we need to look out for as the season for hibernation closes in. “Now is an excellent time to see wildlife on the farm.”