Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Royal visit for River Cottage

16:17 15 July 2014

Ref mha royal visit. Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at River Cottage in Devon.

Ref mha royal visit. Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at River Cottage in Devon.

© Richard Austin

Staff welcome the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall welcomed The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to River Cottage’s headquarters near Axminster.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles joined the River Cottage founder for a tour of Park Farm today (Tuesday), which is a working organic smallholding and also the base for all River Cottage courses and events.

Hugh said: “I have long admired, and been grateful for, The Prince’s tireless support for sustainable agriculture and artisan food producers, and it was an absolute honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to our busy HQ,

“I was very proud to be able to show off our amazing operation and our brilliantly talented team. River Cottage is unique – there’s nowhere else in the country offering such a range of teaching in the area of local, seasonal cookery and ethical food production – and it’s wonderful for that to be recognised.”

The royal couple were also given the opportunity to meet with staff and members of the River Cottage team and see first-hand the workings of the operation.

While touring the River Cottage HQ, The Prince and The Duchess heard about the recently established Chefs’ School, and met Sam Lomas, winner of the Rising Star young chef award in 2013, as well as runner-up Freyja Davis.

They also got to chat with John Wright, River Cottage’s resident foraging expert and leader of the popular Edible Seashore and Mushroom Foraging courses.

The visit launched the second day of royal engagements in the South West.

1 comment

  • Surprised that MWH still refers to Duchess of Cornwall as Camilla Parker-Bowles!!! Surely after nearly 10 years of marriage you should refer to her as Camilla Duchess of Cornwall? Brilliant that they should visit River Cottage tho.

    Report this comment

    Sallyhr

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

47 minutes ago

Runners over the age of 35 have been invited to take part in a ‘unique’ race in Sidmouth in the new year.

Read more
12:52

Four defendants, two of whom are from Sidmouth, to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court in January

Read more
11:40

Cash to rebuild Newton Poppleford Primary School does not extend far enough to improve road safety, the headteacher has revealed.

Read more
06:26

PegasusLife insists plans will reduce surface water by 50 per cent

Read more
Yesterday, 19:27

Ottery Gardening Club will fold at the end of December after 41 years of operating.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:56

Campaigners from Sidmouth showed united front with others in fight for NHS

Read more
Yesterday, 12:51

Hundreds attended the Ottery Christmas lights switch-on, conducted by the town’s carnival queen and princesses on Friday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:26

‘Robust gateway process must be satisfied before proposals are implemented’

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A transparency campaigner is questioning what district chiefs are ‘so desperate to hide’ after they refused to release correspondence on how a developer for Knowle was selected.

Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tasty treats have rustled up £2,015 in donations for Ottery’s Carnival Committee.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications