We’d like to thank the enterprising young people of Tor Bridge High School in Estover, Plymouth who took part in our Christmas challenge to create their own Langage Farm product.
30 Year 8 students (aged 12), designed their own product and had to ‘sell’ it in a Dragon’s Den style pitch to our own expert panel.
‘Christmint Chocolate Cheer’ provided the winning recipe for success and the combination of delicious chocolate sponge, Langage Farm vanilla ice cream and mint ice cream, all topped with chocolate sprinkles was made, packaged and sold, raising money to support 10 year old Muhamed in Gambia, whose education is sponsored by the school.
The students sold a whopping 88 of the gateaux to family and friends! Lucky family and friends, we say!
Cream teas, for many the epitome of the peace and tranquillity of an English summer afternoon, have become the focus of a battle between two counties.
The dispute erupted after a Devon farm said it would seek European recognition for its wares, infuriating neighbouring Cornwall, which has always considered the speciality its own.
Langage Farm wants to place Devonshire cream teas on a European Union ”protected list” because it is fed up with substandard versions. Protected designation of origin status would mean cream teas would have to be produced, processed or prepared in Devon to use the name. Read more>
Langage Farm is proud to sponsor Devon County Cricket for the forthcoming season.
Working closely with DCC Development Manager, Matthew Theedom, we are looking to help and support our County Cricket Team in any way we can. Devon County Cricket has been very successful in recent years on the playing side and we are proud to be associated with them.
On Friday 10 th July 2009, Langage Farm sponsored a Benefit match for former England wicketkeeper, Chris Read, an ex Devon player, now captain of first class county Nottinghamshire. Chris brought down a very strong Nottinghamshire side including five current and ex England internationals to play against a Devon Select Eleven. Nottinghamshire won the entertaining 20 over game in a very exciting match held at Exmouth Cricket Club. Langage Farm provided the ice cream, all sales of which were donated to Devon County Cricket, and provided a year’s supply of ice cream for the winner of a “bowl off” competition between the two innings. This was won by Mr. Karl Short of Exeter.
Pictured is former England wicketkeeper Chris Read presenting a signed Devon County Cricket shirt to Langage Farm Commercial Manager Richard Scutt after the game at Exmouth.
Lydia Eyland is a recent graduate of Dartington College of Arts in Devon, having obtained a first class degree in contemporary fine art with community practices in June 2009. An affiliation with Langage Farm throughout the third year of her course inspired and influenced much of the work she created.
As a resident of Lee Mill in Devon where the Langage farm and factory are situated, I had long been intrigued by this busy centre of production that was so immersed in the natural, surrounded by Jersey and Guernsey herds and set amongst country lanes and fields. As I very often use a camera in my working process, and have a particular interest in action and production, I was delighted when Langage granted me permission to create work around their site, and better still, in collaboration with their staff. Photographic and artistic facilitation has always been of equal interest to me as making my own work and so I relished the opportunity to work in conjunction with factory workers and reception staff to create photography that reflected the working environment at Langage. Within the same project, my interest in community groups had led me to begin working with the Women’s Institute in neighbouring village, Sparkwell. Langage Farm extended their generosity in supporting me in the organisation of a visit for members of the W.I. to the Ice cream Factory and Farm. A suggestion by commercial manager Richard Scutt that the famous Langage Farm clotted cream might be coupled with W.I. homemade jam and scones set a project theme of “the cream tea” which, although a previously unexplored genre in my critical arts practice, seemed to fit this project rather well!
As the visit took place during a half term holiday, many W.I. members were joined by grandchildren for their tour around the factory and on-site farm. Keen to get participants thinking artistically, I had issued disposable cameras to the women and their families which were used to capture and document their experience of the exciting visit. Despite the enthusiastic sampling of ice cream throughout the day, everybody managed to end the visit with a cream tea kindly supplied by Langage Farm.
Following the collection of photography created by W.I. members and Langage Farm staff, I was able to edit a body of work including my own responses to the site. The exhibition was displayed in Sparkwell Village Hall before being installed in the reception area of the Langage factory. The response by those who worked at Langage Farm matched their previous generosity with comments of the work force and processes being brought to life, and an enjoyment at being so closely involved with an art project. The experience of working with Langage Farm has influenced much of my previous work, and reassured me that there is a place for such community art projects. The support I received from the company has not only helped me to obtain my degree, but has allowed me to create links between them and the local community, and make artists out of people who might not have expected it!”
The product photography on this website has been created by Lydia Eyland, for more information or enquiries contact: