Last Tuesday I visited George @farminggeorge and his incredible fields of hemp (it can grow up to three metres high, just look at it!) and buckwheat; his YQ population wheat and lentils have already been harvested this year and are available from @hodmedods . George’s huge knowledge, his eagerness to keep on learning and the diversity of the crops he is already growing is so inspiring, he is the only buckwheat grower in the UK and last year’s and this year’s harvests were huge successes. He spoke to me about his plans for the future of his farm involving agro-forestry and how much he had learnt from visiting @wakelyns , an organic agro-forestry farm in Fressingfield which I went to today with @josiah .meldrum, co-founder of Hodmedods. It was completely beautiful. I’m still learning lots about it but it is a method of farming integrating agriculture and forestry, with rows of trees, hedges and meadows in between rows of organic crops grown in rotation; in these photos you can see the rows of hazelnut trees and harvested YQ population wheat. Professor Martin Wolfe, a pioneer of diversity in farming, established the farm in 1994. He very sadly died earlier this year but it is so wonderful to see his innovative, pioneering work continuing into the future thanks to his family who carry on evolving the farm and farmers like George. Agro-forestry has a huge positive effect on the ecosystem, helping to maintain soil fertility and health, in turn allowing for really flavourful, nutrient-rich produce; it hugely enhances biodiversity, we saw so much wildlife today; it regulates pests and disease and so has a huge beneficial impact on the environment. Today on the autumn equinox, it felt even more special to visit. Afterwards we visited @hodmedods ’ incredible bean and grain store and I’ve returned home with some of George’s buckwheat flour and green lentils, @wakelyns YQ wheat and more, ready for lots of recipe development for @stoneystreet26 . Thank you George, Josiah and the Wolfe family for having me and for sharing your knowledge with me. It is such a huge joy and honour to use your produce.