National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

17 May 2012

Young farmers around the country are preparing to hold cookery demonstrations as part of the Olympic Torch Relay route as the Olympic Torch weaves its way around the country. The cook-a-thons are taking place in ten locations around England. First off is a demonstration at Taunton on 21 May, followed by Stoke-on-Trent on 30 May, then Alnwick on 14 June, Durham on 16 June, York on 19 June, Bowness-on-Windermere on 21 June, Lincoln 27 June, Chelmsford 6 July, Maidstone 19 July and finishing in Newham on 21 July.

The cookery demonstrations ‘Great British Food for Great British Athletes’ are an opportunity to showcase the importance of using local, sustainable food and promoting the role that British farmers are playing in supplying London 2012 with produce.

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs have teamed up with Natural England to gain a London 2012 ‘Inspire’ mark to run a series of cook-a-thons across the country.

Helen Reeve, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs steering group said: ‘NFYFC’s Agriculture Forum wanted to help promote British food and farming during the Olympic Games 2012. We have worked with Natural England to develop and deliver a project to include as many YFC members as possible during the Olympic Torch Relay.’


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