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Our bees have certainly been busy and thriving here at Mudchute! Under the watchful eye of the the London Beekeepers’ Association and over the summer they produced some beautiful local honey. Did you know that in its lifetime, a single bee produces just one teaspoon of honey? We are delighted to announce that you can now sample some of this gorgeous local honey at Plateau Restaurant in Canary Wharf as part of the exclusive Honey Menu Gourmand.

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The exclusive menu pairs Mudchute Honey in all six courses, from a delicately Spiced butternut velouté, where the honey is lightly drizzled and tossed with truffle crème fraiche to add depth and flavour; and an aromatic Soy and honey glazed Loch Duart Salmon with fennel, Dorset crab and fennel pollen. A sumptuous dessert rounds off the meal in the form of ‘The Hive’, a light honey parfait, ginger sponge, dark chocolate and malt mousse. Each guest will also receive a mini honey jar from the farm to take home.

The Honey Gourmand Menu will be available from Monday, 18 January to Monday, 29 February from 6pm – 9:30pm and is priced from £55 or £75 with a £1 donation per diner made to the farm. To reserve a table, visit plateau-restaurant.co.uk/book-a-table/ or email plateaureservations@dadndreservations.com.

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Princes the pot belly slurping up her supper!

Princess the pot belly slurping up her supper!

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Our pigs have been enjoying a nutritious bowl of Whey for dinner thanks to local dairy Kappacasein, who make gorgeous cheeses in Bermondsey. Whey is a byproduct from cheesemaking and is milk with the solids (the curds) removed, rather like the liquid at the top of your yogurt. A protein and vitamin rich food source, the whey is a fantastic animal feed, but would otherwise be discarded. Kappacasein use organic British milk, from Commonwork Organic Farm in Kent.

Our pigs each receive 10L for dinner with a few “croutons” and by their rapidly emptied bowls and the sound of their noisy slurping, they find it tasty as well as nutritious!

Our partnership was born from the FoodSave initiative which helped local businesses and food producers reduce their food waste. If you produce a byproduct that you think might be used for animal feed, please get in touch with us by email to farm@mudchute.org.

A delivery of whey direct from the cheesmakers.

A delivery of whey direct from the cheesmakers.

Whey with soaked croutons.

Whey with soaked croutons.

Clover the Gloucester Old Spot waiting for her dinner.

Clover the Gloucester Old Spot waiting for her dinner.

Tasty whey for our saddlebacks and pot belly.

Tasty whey for our saddlebacks and pot belly.