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Sprouts three ways

Sprouts three ways

Sprouts aren't just for Christmas! Take a look at these three versatile recipes for using up your leftover sprouts this festive season.

Eat it - sprouts

Eat it - sprouts

It's a debate that can split families at Christmas, says Molly Chenery. No, we're not talking about whether to watch 'Call the Midwife' or the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special, we're talking about the great Brussels sprouts debate...

World Soil Day 2017

World Soil Day 2017

Farmers manage 70% of Britain's iconic countryside, and are dedicated to enhancing and protecting the environment. Without fertile soils, farming is not productive. That's why British farmers prioritise the protection and management of soil.

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Top three reasons to be proud of the British Countryside

Bags of sugar produced
in the UK in a year:

2.3
billion

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British cheese produced by our dairy farmers in one year:

443,000 tonnes

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Number of farms listed
on our turkey finder:

260 turkey farms

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Time to give sprouts centre stage

Time to give sprouts centre stage

Sprouts, you either love them or loathe. During Christmas week, pickers and packers work through the night . Martin Haines, a farmer in the Cotswolds picks and packs 450 tonnes of sprouts in the week before Christmas.

2017: A year of backing British farming

2017: A year of backing British farming

We've had a busy year spreading the Back British Farming message and celebrating British farming. From the Discovery Barn to country shows, to MP receptions and Back British Farming Day, we've got a lot to celebrate.

World Soil Day 2017

World Soil Day 2017

Farmers manage 70% of Britain's iconic countryside, and are dedicated to enhancing and protecting the environment. Without fertile soils, farming is not productive. That's why British farmers prioritise the protection and management of soil.

Farmers made a big impression at the Lord Mayor's Show last weekend

Farmers made a big impression at the Lord Mayor's Show last weekend

With a combine harvester and tractor the NFU brought its Back British farming message to the streets of London with the Worshipful Company of Farmers and New Holland.

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our December edition


Working on Christmas Day: Meet the workers who make Christmas run smoothly


How to decorate a British Christmas: Gorgeous ideas to make your home look fabulous and festive


Festive gift guide: Lots of lovely gifts for the country folk in your life


Competition: Win fantastic prizes worth £700 in our great Christmas giveaway!


Farming from left field: Meet the farmers who have beaten geography to farm in challenging locations


Gin win for juniper: The farm using nature’s bounty to make gin


Picture perfect: Meet the world's cutest sheep!


Explore Britain: Lorna Maybery goes on the trail of great food in Hampshire


Cover story:

If you like the look of the splendid sprout festive wreath on the front cover of this month’s magazine, then you’ll be delighted to know that inside we have a step-by-step guide on how to make this unusual decoration. Plus there is plenty more festive inspiration to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Roast Turkey with Cumberland Sausage, Apple and Herb Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Cumberland Sausage, Apple and Herb Stuffing

Christmas dinner recipe featuring a British turkey with all the trimmings, cooking times and advice. As featured in the Countryside Kitchen cook book.

UK Turkeys

UK Turkeys

Use our postcode search to find a local turkey producer near you - buy British and buy local.

 Bird flu - preparation is key

Bird flu - preparation is key

Poultry expert and Countryside columnist Andy Cawthray says the backyard poultry keeper needs to be ready for the arrival of bird flu.

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