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Individual Lamb Wellington recipe

Individual Lamb Wellington recipe

This delicious Individual Lamb Wellington recipe gives a flavour of what's to come in the new NFU Countryside 'Countryside Kitchen' recipe book, out on 9 October

Celebrate National Young Farmers' Week

Celebrate National Young Farmers' Week

The farming industry is this week supporting the latest initiative from the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs celebrating what's great about being a Young Farmer member

Rural crime: The fear factor

Rural crime: The fear factor

Jeremy Scott does not sleep between the hours of 1am and 4am. He stays awake, listening for the sound of thieves breaking into his home or business. He knows from a frightening first-hand experience that gangs of thieves can strike at any time.

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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 spines on
an adult hedgehog:

5,000 spines

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Back British Farming

Seasonal labour: Who will pick our crops?

Seasonal labour: Who will pick our crops?

With Britons unwilling to labour in our fields, there's a stark question - who exactly will pick our crops and process our food in the future? Seasonal workers have dropped by 17%, leaving farms critically short of people to harvest crops.

Back British Farming Day 2017

Back British Farming Day 2017

Did you know that the food and farming industry is worth £109 billion and employs 3.8 million people? Back British Farming Day 2017 is on the horizon, and celebrates this success! There has never been a more important time to back British farming.

Take a selfie for British farming

Take a selfie for British farming

Back British Farming Day on Wednesday showed our MPs pledging their support to the British farming industry. Now it's over to you! We would love to hear from you with why British food and farming is important to you.

The Great British Larder

The Great British Larder

September is traditionally the month we celebrate Britain's harvest with the greatest abundance of produce grown across the country. If you're wondering what's been harvested, check out the Great British larder, our updated guide of what's in season

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What's in this month's issue

What's in this month's issue

Countryside magazine – our October edition


Rural crime: We lift the lid on the devastating impacts of rural crime


Britain’s breadbasket: To coincide with Lincolnshire Day, Yellowbelly Kate Chapman goes on a fascinating food trail


Apple Day: Celebrating the great British apple harvest


The golden survivor: Once out of vogue, but now attracting new fans, we look at the chrysanthemum


Climbing Britain’s tallest mountain: What does it take to scale Ben Nevis? Tessa Dunlop and her eight-year-old daughter went to find out


Autumn in pictures: As the countryside comes alive with colour we celebrate this most glorious of seasons


Eat it, cook it: Meet the sweetcorn grower and try three great recipes


Tried and tested: Malcolm gets to grip with battery power


Cover story:

This month we look at the rural entrepreneurs who are using innovative ideas to champion nature’s miracle fibre. From making solid furniture to tweed clothing and even compost, wool is being used in imaginative ways that will make you look at this natural material in a whole new light.

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Great news for apricot fans as first British fruit of the year hits stores

Great news for apricot fans as first British fruit of the year hits stores

Apricot lovers are in for the sweetest of summers this year, after Tesco announced it expects a record amount of English-grown apricots in store.

Try our three juicy raspberry recipes

Try our three juicy raspberry recipes

Raspberries are both delicous and versatile, as seen in these mouth-watering recipes from British Summer Fruits. Make the best of British!

Eat it: A plum role

Eat it: A plum role

They have been around, it seems, forever, but are still popular in our fruit bowls and pies, writes Orla McIlduff

Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

Don't miss out on our AMAZING OFFERS

Countryside members can take advantage of some fantastic offers - take a look at our latest picks.

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