NOCC18 – A celebration of UK food and farming

5th July 2018

The 2018 edition of National Organic Combinable Crops took place this week.

As we all wipe our brows after a very hot but also a very rewarding day at the wonderful Green Acres farm, courtesy of the Lea family in Shropshire, we can look back at what was achieved.

And we can look at how the 11th OF&G annual farming conference was delivered and how it was received.

As with previous years we welcomed over 200 people to an organic farm to look at grains and pulses grown using the system approach of organic agriculture.

One important addition to the programme this year was that, with the brilliant skill of Kimberley Bell and her team from the Small Food Bakery and with the superb work of our host farmer Mark Lea, we were able to offer even more of the crop varieties growing in the fields as part of the menu for the food on the day.

Breakfast at NOCC 2018

It was a tremendous team effort from Mark Lea and his family and from our event partners from Harper Adams University, Hodmedods, Organic Arable, the Organic Research Centre and Walnes Seeds.

Thanks to all of the providers, contributors and to our guests, some of whom travelled enormous distances, and all of whom represented a fantastic breadth of dynamic food and farming businesses. And all hard at work to bring really good food to kitchen tables right across Britain.

Further news on NOCC18 here –

Conversations about organic must change if sector’s opportunities are to be realised, says OF&G chief

On twitter you can catch-up on the event via #NOCC18.

Images from the day are available to view on our Flickr page.

And on the OFG Organic Instagram account.

Further information and images are available on our Facebook page.

And lastly, just to let you know that planning for NOCC19 has already begun…

OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops - #NOCC19 - the largest organic farming event in the UK