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06.06.05
Cooking up an organic feast at Cornwall Show

If you want to give yourself a real treat at the Royal Cornwall Show (9th - 11th June), then head straight for the WFU Food and Farming marquee and visit stand no. 401 where some of Cornwall's top chefs will be demonstrating their skills using delicious local and organic Cornish produce.

Organised by Organic South West, a Soil Association project dedicated to promoting organic food and farming in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, there will be three live slots everyday, cooking up a feast and giving the crowds a taste of organic.

First on Thursday is Steve Smith from the Victory Inn, St Mawes (formerly of the Roseland Inn, Philleigh) at 11am and 1pm, followed by Simon Rodger from Bodmin's Providence Café at 4pm. Friday's demonstrations kick off with Garth Borrowdale from Trehellas House Hotel and Restaurant near Wadebridge, at 11am, followed by Dan Zaccy from the Mill House Inn, Trebarwith at 1pm and Steve Smith from the Victory Inn back at 3pm.

Saturday's crowd can enjoy watching Steve and Jo from the Royal Oak, Lostwithiel (formerly of Hustyns, Wadebridge), at 11am and 1pm and the final demonstration at 3pm is by Gill Faiers from Bangors Organic Tearoom, Poundstock (Cornwall's only fully certified organic restaurant). Gill will be providing a demonstration and taste testing of her delicious cream teas to nicely round off the last afternoon.

Organic South West project manager Traci Lewis anticipates an exciting show for all. "Organic food is getting more popular every year and it will be fascinating to see professional chefs in action using some of the best produce Cornwall has to offer and you get the chance to taste some of their creations as well.

"The South West has the highest percentage of organic farmers and producers in the country," said Traci. "Some of these, like Carleys of Truro and Barwick Farm will also be exhibiting at the show so there will be plenty of opportunity for people to find out more about how organic food is produced and to try other samples."

Cornwall's traditional mixed farming practices are well suited to organic farming making the most of the region's naturally warm climate and longer growing season to produce tasty fruit and vegetables and quality livestock. Organic South West has supported a number of innovative companies to produce a wide range of organic foods such as pesto, ice cream, cheese and clotted cream fudge. The Organic South West website will be live at the show for people to source products and children visiting the Organic South West stand can get a free book about organic farming and find out how to visit an organic farm in Cornwall.

For further information contact Traci Lewis, project manager, Organic South West on 07870 268654 or Organic South West office on 01208 78988.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Organic South West through the European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).

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Editor's notes:

Contact for more information and interviews:

Traci Lewis, project manager, Organic South West on 07870 268654

Or: Organic South West office on 01208 78988

Organic South West staff will be at the Royal Cornwall Show on stand no. 401 in the WFU Food & Farming Marquee everyday. Please come and meet us.

Organic South West is a Soil Association project part funded by the EAGGF and Defra under the Objective One Programme to grow the organic market in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

For more information visit: www.organicsouthwest.org.

Press release issued by Emma Parkin on behalf of Organic South West.
Telephone: 01392 490009

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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