Nancarrow, a working organic farm and events venue nestled in a hidden valley near Truro, has announced a programme of feasts and other gatherings planned for this autumn and Christmas.
The farm, which is also famous for bespoke, food-focused weddings, has become a popular venue for communal feasts inspired by its rural surroundings; tickets usually sell out within hours.
Steve Chamberlain, Manager and a member of the farming family who have looked after Nancarrow for nine generations, explained the ethos behind the events:
“Family, friends, and farm workers have always eaten together around the Nancarrow kitchen table. Our feasts and gatherings are simply an extension of that hospitality and involve memorable food, to be shared and enjoyed, right in the heart of the farm.”
Three autumn feasts have so far been announced – 5th and 28th October, and 26th November; each has a unique theme and will take place amidst Nancarrow’s atmospheric oak-framed celebration barn and picturesque courtyard.
Guests will experience a taste of Nancarrow’s productive organic farmland (cattle, sheep and pigs are reared naturally and non-intensively), fruit orchards, herb garden, kitchen garden and plentiful hedgerows.
A Christmas at Nancarrow season is also taking shape, with festive gatherings scheduled for 7th, 9th and 16th December; these evenings will be the perfect opportunity for family, friends and work colleagues to get together and celebrate in magical surroundings.
Steve commented: “Our Christmas at Nancarrow events take the hassle out of organising and catering for a get-together at what is a very busy time of year. Up to 10 tickets can be booked at once, so it’s ideal for small businesses as well as other groups.”
These upcoming events are occupying the creative juices of chef Darren Broom, who has been newly appointed to head the kitchen team at Nancarrow on a full-time basis.
Darren has been instrumental in the development of the Nancarrow kitchen for the last two years, whilst also running his own foraging and private catering business, The Wild Larder.
He takes over from Ben Quinn, who has recently launched his latest venture, ‘Woodfired Canteen’ – offering one-off food experiences in unusual places, centred around woodfired cooking.
Darren said: “I’ve really enjoyed writing the menus for the autumn and Christmas events and can’t wait to get going. As well as the feasts and other gatherings, I’ll also be helping to develop the kitchen garden, in-house butchery, larder and the courtyard kitchen here at Nancarrow.”
Tickets for the feasts and Christmas events will go on sale shortly – signing-up to the newsletter via the website is recommended to receive priority booking.