Join us for a Kalettes Denman Day on 11 November 2019
Kalettes Denman Day: The Next Big Vegetable?
Monday 11th November, Denman, Oxfordshire
Attendance is FREE (WI Members Only).
Nearly twenty years ago, some very smart men and women decided they wanted to grow a new variant of kale. One that had even more taste and had done away with the hard stalk that kale often has. Now, these foodies also happened to work for the seed house, Tozer Seeds.
Growing a new vegetable isn’t as easy as you may think. It can take an awful lot of trial and effort and even more patience. But eventually they hit on the perfect combination – kale crossed with Brussels sprouts. This blend allowed the best characteristics of each vegetable to shine. The crisp crunch of kale with the rich nutty favour of sprouts. It also looked good. Like a tiny cabbage with green frilly leaves and streaks of purple.
Today we call this creation Kalettes- A funny name for a serious vegetable.
The Kale bit in the name comes from the fact they’ve been grown using tender kale. The ‘ettes’ bit in the name is because they’re ever so small and cute.
So how exactly did this process start?
Are the products natural?
Are they healthy?
How do they fit in with the daily diet?
How can you cook them?
What dishes can they be used for?
Lots of questions which we will be able answer with the help of our growers, seed production specialists and chef the 11th November 2019.
Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Denman, this is an informative and entertaining day not to be missed.
Any members who would like to attend are asked to complete and return an application form (available from your federation) or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant information. We Kindly request that full contact information is provided for all of those entered on to the application form, including individual email addresses. We would like to inform each person who has been allocated a space via email in order to cut down on postage costs. Attendance is free and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are asked to arrive from 9.30am for refreshments in time for a 10.00am start. A buffet lunch will be provided, and the day should finish at approximately 4pm.
Please be aware that we are not able to respond to all applicants because of the high volume of applications we receive. Those who have been allocated a space will receive an email to confirm their space. If you haven’t heard anything by 28th October 2019 then please assume that you have not been allocated a place.