Ambassador for Love British Food delight for Claire
Claire Mackenzie has been chosen to be an ambassador for Love British Food.
Love British Food is a grassroots-driven, independently funded organisation whose aim is “to encourage people to seek out British food when they are shopping or eating out and in doing so to discover the delights of the diverse and delicious food produced in Great Britain”. Founded in 2002, the brand has 47 ambassadors including chefs Raymond Blanc and David Mulcahy – and now Claire.
Claire has a passion for holistic health care: she has been a trained therapist for 15 years, and is a trustee at Cambridge Cancer Help Centre.
She has been involved in community environmental projects for 20 years, most recently as a regular volunteer at Sweetpea Market Garden in Caxton, which is owned and run by Adrienne Gordon.
Claire is known in Cambridge as the producer of the documentary Six Inches of Soil, which celebrates local farmers and food growers who are transforming food production by restoring nutritional health to the soil.
The documentary is currently being edited in Cambridge by the production team at Dragonflight Films.
Claire said: “It’s really important that all people across the country have access to locally grown, healthy and nutritious food, whether that’s at home, in a hospital, schools, anywhere that people eat.
“To do this, we need to ensure that we’re supporting the many hardworking farmers and growers that are trying to make this a reality. We know from experience, following Adrienne, that not only is the work challenging, often working seven days a week with extremely long hours whilst trying to work in harmony with nature and the elements, there is also very little financial gain - particularly in the first year or more.
“Love British Food’s ethos is fully aligned with Six Inches of Soil and I’m excited to be part of an incredible team of Ambassadors who are working hard to publicise this project to help it to continue to expand.”
Claire is also looking forward to the release of Six Inches of Soil, saying: “The very first screening to an audience, that is not cast and crew, will be at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in January, and this will be at the start of a roadshow.
“We hope to have a ‘red carpet’ event at some point in Cambridge, we are just trying to work out the best time for PR and making the biggest impact.”