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1000 Mouths: a festival of feasts at Nancarrow
October 5, 2017 - October 8, 2017
This autumn we are welcoming some of the UK’s most inspirational chefs, producers and foragers for ‘1000 Mouths’ – a festival of feasts at Nancarrow.
Our barns will provide the backdrop to 12 farm feasts over 4 nights from the 5th – 8th October, each using beef from our finest organic Red Devon bullock.
As well as gathering 1000 guests for one of the most exciting food events in Cornwall, 1000 Mouths aims to raise funds for Action Against Hunger, an amazing charity which supports communities throughout the world.
Darren, Jack and the Nancarrow team are being joined by a fantastic line up of guest chefs and you can find all the details on the links below.
Guests will be welcomed from 5pm with an arrival drink & the opportunity to take a tour of the farm & gardens as well as chat to our special guests. Local musicians will help provide an atmospheric backdrop & at 6pm canapés will be served from the firepit. At 7pm guests will be invited to take their seats for one of 3 feasts plus there will be two well stocked (cash) bars serving a range of drinks.
About Nancarrow Farm
Nancarrow is a 100-acre Soil Association certified organic farm, occupying a tranquil, south-facing valley in Cornwall. ‘Nans’ means ‘valley’ in Cornish and ‘carow’ is ‘stag’ – these inspiring creatures are still seen regularly, roaming our peaceful fields.
Our family has farmed at Nancarrow for nine generations – four of which currently call the farm home.
We produce award-winning organic beef and lamb, reared non-intensively using traditional farming methods. Our native breed livestock live happily outdoors in sheltered, organic meadows, maturing slowly on clover rich pasture and a small quantity of home grown ‘whole crop’ silage.
Our pigs are also reared outside and are allowed to grow slowly, developing the perfect balance of meat to fat – with the help of windfall apples and scraps from the kitchen garden!
Farming organically means maintaining the highest levels of animal welfare and minimising the impact on our environment. It also means no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used; this approach ensures wildlife at Nancarrow thrives too, which is evident during any visit to the farm.