Scotland The Bread at Bowhouse October Food Weekend
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Join Scotland The Bread at Bowhouse’s ever-popular Food Weekend: our stalls will have bags of flour available for sale, alongside sourdough starters and Bread Matters books that explain everything you need to know about why and how to make nutritious, tasty bread at home.
Visitors can book onto a hands-on make-your-own sourdough session (booking on the day, small fee applies), using grains grown in the fields around Bowhouse and milled on-site. You’ll be able to watch our Zentrofan flour mill in action – the first in the UK.
We will have a display of the ten varieties of grain (wheat and rye) that Balcaskie have grown for Scotland The Bread this year. People will be invited to take a close look and evaluate the considerable diversity in some of the unusual varieties we have grown compared to a modern one which will be there for comparison.
This year sees the first harvest of our nutritious and traditional grains on Balcaskie Estate, where Bowhouse is based. These will be milled at Bowhouse to produce a range of flours that is nutritionally strong and good for the soil in which it is grown too. This is the ideal opportunity to find out more about the real bread movement and the difference between properly made bread and mass-produced loaves.
Finally, we’ll be inviting as many people as possible to become shareholders in Bread for Good Community Benefit Society (which trades as Scotland The Bread) and thus support our work to change Scottish bread for good and all. Shareholders get one year’s subscription free which entitles them to 15% off the cost of flour.