Two Hearts join to Raise Money for Southampton’s Heart Patients

Self-confessed veg nerds, Riverford Organic Farmers, organised a charity trip to the heart of Riverford in Devon on 3rd October.
 
50 people set off from Southampton & Poole in aid of Wessex Heartbeat, to experience a culinary day in the hands of Riverford, at their main Buckfastleigh Farm in Devon.
 
The day consisted of; a bread making tutorial introducing ‘Peggy’ to the group. Peggy is the farm’s 15 year old sour dough, the guests were able to take some to recreate sour dough at home; a tour of the farm’s poly-tunnels with Penny, Riverford’s Head Gardener asking questions around organic farming and what natural pests help with the production of the farm’s wonderful seasonal veg and fruit, then finished with a 3 course lunch in Riverford’s Field Kitchen.
 
Tina Richardson, from Wessex Heartbeat said ‘It was an amazing opportunity to travel to Devon and see the farm in all its autumn glory. The food was totally amazing. Riverford very much support our ethos of long-term self-prevention of heart disease and related problems by simply eating well and looking after yourself’.
 
The day raised over £500 for the charity.
 
Wessex Heartbeat have joined Riverford’s Veg Fund, so those who chose to order a box can quote VEGFUND 7 at the checkout and Wessex Heartbeat will receive £15 per household upon delivery of the 3rd box.
 
To find out more about future events please visit: www.riverford.co.uk or www.heartbeat.co.uk