South West Norfolk MP the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be among guests joining in a farm walk event staged at Oxborough next week.
Joining her and other guests will be the chairman of the trustees of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Gail Sprake.
The Walk the Pork event at Fen Farm is being hosted by Sarah and Robert Simonds, of Scotts Field Pork, which is a 60-strong herd of rare native breed large black sows.
Said Sarah: “We will be discussing local food webs and their impact on the rural economy with particular reference to The Brecks, as well as the relevance of the rare breed ‘gene pool’ to commercial farming in the 21st century.”
This year’s event follows on from their successful walk last year which looked at the CPRE’s report From Field to Fork, highlighting the importance of food webs and their relationship to the local economy.
The event next Thursday will showcase the highly successful Brecks Sausage Roll and also kicks off the Brecks Food Festival weekend, which is part of the wider Norfolk Food Festival.
During the farm walk, Rob will be describing the way they breed, rear and market their animals. They will also be introducing their flock of native breed sheep, which are marketed using the brand Wissey Valley Lamb and which are supplied to high street butchers.
The event starts at 10am. For more information visit www.scottsfieldpork,co.uk