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Lunch with an International Flavour!

November 2, 2013
November 2, 2013 - Lunch with an International Flavour!
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International Young Farmers63 members of the Young Farmers Amassadors Club from all over the British Isles descended on Hoe Grange last weekend to find out about farm diversification and renewable energies and how they can practically be integrated into traditional farming.

They were all former members of Young Farmers' Clubs who have acted as ambassadors for farming on various international trips, so their outing to the Peak District was a chance for them not only to catch up, but also to have a look at some of the local rural businesses.

David and Felicity were both Young Farmers (in fact that is where they met each other!). YFC is a brilliant organisation providing a gateway to a whole world of new opportunities. From meeting friends you will keep for life, to discovering a skill you never even knew you had, there is so much more to Young Farmers than wellies and tractors!

The YFC members arrived at lunchtime, so along with delicious puddings from The Pudding Room at Carsington, we served winter warming soups (which Felicity had been busy making all week!) with freshly baked homemade bread and Peak District cheese from the Hartington Cheese and Wine Company - it all went down very well and there was nothing left at the end (apart from a huge mountain of washing up)!

As our guests enjoyed their lunch, David told them a little about the history of Hoe Grange Holidays and how it evolved as a diversification project to overcome the shortcomings of dairy farming.

Off-road wheelchairLuckily, the rain stopped just as we all finished, so we were all able to venture outside to look at the self catering log cabins, our renewable energy systems and our fantastic BOMA 7 off-road wheelchair.

A few of the guests even had a go and the rugged BOMA 7 wheelchair proved as popular as ever - John from Ireland absolutely loved it and wanted to take it home!

We were reluctant to wave goodbye to our very friendly guests. It had been an interesting day for everyone - we got to find out lots about all our visitors and David even got to meet someone who had known his father when he farmed Hoe Grange. We were even more sad to see the coach pull out the yard, as it meant it was time to tackle the dishes!!

Waving goodbye to the bus
Our very friendly guests - all 63 of them!

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