In the 2nd Issue of GrowEatGather we celebrated the ingredient STREAM-FED RAINBOW TROUT. We met the good farmers at Stream Farm – a brilliant sustainable farming model which shows that the British countryside is far better served by large numbers of small farms. Chef Phil Verden shared his delicious Smoked Rainbow Trout dish, we explored how Share Farming regenerates the countryside. And of course, there was a pile of recipes that we hoped you would find useful in the kitchen.
For trout farmer Vernon, providing his community with high quality, clean, tasty trout while regenerating the land, ponds and lake he is stewarding is what he does best. Since joining the Stream Farm team, the fishery has gone from strength to award-winning strength, a testament to Vernon’s incredible work ethic and passion for his profession. (read the whole story…)
Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the general Oncorhynchus, Salmo and (more…)
Raising fish for food is not as hard as you think. All you need is a bit of space and a small amount of equipment. (more…)
CLAVELSHAY BARN: INTERVIEW WITH HEAD CHEF PHIL VERDEN
Perched on the edge of the stunning Quantock Hills, Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is the perfect setting for family and friends to gather, celebrate and enjoy the fabulous food and relaxed ambiance.
Phil Verden has recently joined the team as Head chef in Clavelshay Barn’s kitchen. Sensational dishes are created by Phil who ‘cherry picks’ the very best local produce and then shapes his menu around each individual ingredient. We are a huge fan of Phil and all his best of food intentions (more…)
FEATURED TROUT RECIPE
Chef Phil Verden has recently joined the team as Head chef at the Clavelshay Barn Restaurant in the heart of the Somerset countryside. With flair and imagination, he has created a menu which uses the best of locally sourced ingredients which he champions into elegant, beautiful dishes. (more…)
OTHER TROUT RECIPES
Super simple to make and rustled up using just a few ingredients. (more…)
With the addition of crisp homemade crackers, this easy to prepare trout pate (more…)
Served warm straight from the oven with seasonal greens, or (more…)
Taking inspiration from a traditional Scandinavian staple, this recipe is a beautiful British (more…)
A simple way to cook a fresh and flavoursome rainbow trout, just stuff with parsley, dill and lemon and you have a tasty dish of healthy goodness. (more…)
Over the past month we’ve been introducing you to a bunch of farming revolutionaries. Farmers that are changing the face of agriculture in the UK.
In our last interview in the share farming series, we meet James. The courageous person responsible for showing us that the countryside is better-served by having large numbers of small farmers all helping each other, instead of the increasingly large mechanised farms who only deal with supermarkets. (read the full article…)
Agriculture has experienced dramatic change, especially since the end of World War II seeing farm policies gravitating towards the “bigger is better” model (more…)
At the beginning of this month’s issue we started a conversation about simple ideas that are (more…)
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been interviewing the share farmers from Stream Farm and finding out just how small-scale farms can build and strengthen our local food systems, improve long-term sustainability, and economic viability in our communities. Matt is Stream Farm’s shepherd, and together with his wife Claire and their beautiful daughters, raises a flock of organic pedigree Hampshire Down sheep. (more…)