LISTEN: Hear The Isle Of Wight Farmers React To Winning A “Rural Oscar”

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The Griffin family, Briddlesford Lodge Farm

Briddlesford Lodge Farm will soon be proudly displaying a “rural Oscar” after it scooped the Countryside Alliance’s Clarissa Dickson Wright award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Food, Farming and Education’.

The winner's plaque will proudly go on display
The winner’s plaque will proudly go on display

The Isle of Wight dairy farm has expanded its business over the years and now boasts a cafe, heritage centre and farm shop and hosts educational visits for primary school children.

The farm's famed straw-bale mascot.
The farm’s famed straw-bale mascot.

At a ceremony at the House Of Lords last week, the business was presented with its award by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom last week. It won the overall prize, after being nominated in one of the other categories.

Paul Griffin and one of the newest members of the farm's dairy herd.
Paul Griffin and one of the newest members of the farm’s dairy herd.

Hear from the Griffin family and the children of Carisbrooke Primary, who were visiting Briddlesford Lodge Farm today (Tuesday) as Isle of Wight Radio got there:

 

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