Field to Loaf Workshop by Helen Holmes

DATE: TBC

COST: TBC

From our organic homegrown heritage wheat we will thresh, winnow, mill and bake into a loaf right here on the farm.
In this day workshop we will start in the heritage wheat crops grown at the farm and end with our own loaves of bread baked fresh!


We established plots of unusual and heritage cereals at Waterland Organics in Cambridgeshire. On this course we will discuss the cereal trial plots which include Maris Widgeon, Squareheads Master, Emmer, Spelt, Rye, the YQ population and mixtures of wheat varieties. We will discuss cereal agronomy and how its possible to grow on a small scale, organically. We will harvest by sickle, thresh with pedal powered thresher, winnow with antique hand cranked winnower, mill with tabletop stone mill, mix bread dough and bake bread in a cob oven on the farm made from clay and straw from the farm.

Looking forward to sharing a communal day of learning, harvesting and baking!