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Harvest Service and Lunch

The Guild's 2018 Harvest Service and Lunch took place on Thursday 11 October.

The church service at St Brides was followed by drinks reception and fabulous three-course luncheon at the prestigious Painters' Hall.

Our 2018 sponsors were NFU Mutual (main sponsor), Certis (venue), Hutchinsons (wine), Alltech and KEENAN (church), and Bill Kelsey of Kelsey's Farm Shop (harvest produce).

Our Harvest Lunch featured rose veal generously sponsored by the Buitelaar Group.

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Tickets now on sale for 2018 Harvest Lunch

Tickets are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis for this year's flagship Harvest Service and Lunch, to be held in London on Thursday, 11 October, 2018. 2018 Harvest Service & Lunch WHEN: Thursday, 11 October - 11am at church…


Sponsors unveiled for 2017 Harvest Service & Lunch

The Guild is delighted to welcome five major agri-businesses as sponsors of this year’s Harvest Service and Lunch. Tickets to attend the prestigious flagship event – held on 12 October at St Bride's Church and Painters' Hall – are on sale now.…


Manage farms like football clubs, Guild Members told

[Photo: Ruth Downing] Guild Members and Guests digested a light-hearted talk with a serious message at this year's annual Harvest Lunch. Failure to manage succession is putting the future of British family farms at risk, diners were told. The…


Talk of biodynamic farming at 2014 Harvest Lunch

Peter Brown, Director of the Biodynamic Association, outlined the principles of the biodynamic approach to farming and food production as guest speaker at the annual Harvest Lunch. "Most people nowadays hear of this philosophy through biodynamic…


Members and guests praise 2014 Harvest Service and Lunch

Members and Friends of the Guild, as well as the guests they entertained at the Harvest Service and Lunch, are full of praise for the event as an opportunity for networking, to celebrate harvest - and have a good day out! Hannah Lloyd (right) of…


2014 Harvest Lunch tickets going fast but still up for grabs

A number of places still remain for the Guild's annual Harvest service and lunch which takes place on October 8. The hugely popular event, which includes a Harvest service at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, followed by a drinks reception and lunch…


Packed church for 2011 Harvest Service and Lunch

Guild members and guests packed St Bride's Church, just off Fleet Street in London, for the annual harvest thanksgiving service. Generous sponsorship from Guild member Howard Venters of Shepherd Publishing meant the congregation could not only sit…


Royal guest at Harvest Lunch

In a well-received speech to more than 200 Guild members and guests at the annual harvest lunch, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, acknowledged the role of agricultural journalists in disseminating information to farmers and growers, and…


Produce display donated to a good cause

From sweetcorn to leeks, apples to pumpkins, sprouts to carrots and potatoes, the varied produce generously supplied by growers and wholesalers made an impressive display at the Guild’s Harvest Lunch. And it’s good to know that none of it has gone…


Food, glorious food at 2011 Harvest Lunch

Harvest Lunch caterer Life’s Kitchen served up not only a very classy celebratory lunch thanks to the generosity of sponsor-in-kind suppliers but also one for which all the meat, fruit and vegetables could be traced back to individual producers. “…



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