Recently I had the pleasure of meeting HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, who had me laughing almost immediately with his down-to-earth personality and great sense of humour and it was clear that he cares about organic farming and produce. I also met his wife Camilla and the Waitrose family celebrating 25 years of Duchy Organic at Dumfries House.
I was honoured to be chosen amongst a few selected bloggers from around the UK to attend the event and during the visit we met local farmers who grow the food and it was amazing to interact with them, listen to their stories and learn more about their craft and how much they’re passionate about what they do.
Duchy originals was created by HRH The Prince of Wales to focus on organic farming and, following a partnership with Waitrose in 2009, became Waitrose Duchy Organic and has three core values ‘Good food, good farming, good causes’. I love that they have pledged support to British farmers and that the food is all produced without the use of artificial fertilisers, pesticides are restricted and they try and source ingredients from the UK where possible.
During the day we got to take part in lots of fun activities including spending time in their kitchen creating yummy chocolate treats, taking a tour of the farm and also seeing the close relationship they have with local schools; involving local children with the farming practices and creating activities for them to learn where their food is coming from and how it is made.
Note: This is a non-sponsored post and views expressed here are entirely mine with love as always.