A trip to Buttervilla
On Friday 23rd September, the apprentices were once again out of the kitchen on a supplier visit to Buttervilla who supply all our fruits and vegetables and specialise in micro-greens and permaculture.
The day started at Sky Grove Farm where Kevin, Sean and Brian showed our apprentices how to manually plough a field using heavy horses and stand-on machinery.
It was all a lot of fun!
We then went on to Keveral Farm in Seaton where we were shown all the micro-greens and got to taste lots of the different leaves. Some were very tasty some not so! We were also told there are lots of flowers that can be eaten and this was a real novelty!
After the guided tour and tasting, the apprentices set about cooking a veg-based lunch for everybody on an open fire. The guys split themselves into teams and cooked up three dishes – ratatouille, stuffed marrows and an apple and balsamic salad. Karl also brought along fresh bread and dried meats so we had a good feast on a long table in the farm’s orchard.
After lunch it was time to pack away and head back to the minibuses with some of the apprentices considering careers in permaculture thanks to Keveral’s laid back atmosphere!
A great day, a great tour and lots learnt!