Despite very few people in the parish of Great Gidding having any direct link with farming these days its still an important event in the farming calendar. As with every harvest the weather dominates harvesting decisions and this year was no different. A good sunny start in late July followed by an iffy August. Finally harvest was wrapped up in early September under gloom laden skies.
Harvesting time-lapse video, August 2014
Video: Michael Trolove
Great Gidding grown wheat could well be in any number of foodstuffs that you find in your pantry, larder, fridge, freezer, cupboard or secret stash for chocolate bars. We’re talking corn syrup derived from wheat starch, flour for baked products and wheat based breakfast cereal.