What is the Cotswold Grain Partnership?

The Cotswold Grain Partnership is a partnership of local farming families and business. We are connected by a shared desire to collaborate directly and share new ideas, develop new growing opportunities, and promote sustainable food sources & farming.

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Local Cotswold Collaboration

Our aim is to reduce the food miles from farm to mill by collaborating with local Cotswold growers and the Matthews Cotswold Flour Mill. We develop a direct route to market for farmers growing Conventional and Organic grain varieties. We work with the farmers to ensure a fair price to and collection to support their business.

Developing New Opportunities

There are a host of opportunities with alternative and heritage grain varieties for growers across the UK. Grown in a sustainable way these varieties can offer farmers positive returns for growers and a nutritious and ethically product for consumers.

Promote Sustainability

To secure our food networks for future generations a long-term view of the way we produce our food is essential. Through the Cotswold Grain Partnership we hope to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and innovative ideas on regenerative farming.

Contacts

Bertie Matthews

Bertie is the MD of FWP Matthews Ltd. He founded the Cotswold Grain Partnership to improve collaboration with local farmers and promote sustainable food sources for the future.

bertie@fwpmatthews.co.uk

01993 830342

Mark Riley

Mark has worked in the milling industry for over 30 years. He is an expert in milling a wide variety of grains from the UK and around the world. He heads up the grain buying for FWP Matthews Ltd and Milling Operations.

mark@fwpmatthews.co.uk

07890 613123

Paul Matthews

Paul has over 50 years’ experience in the milling industry and working with growers from the Cotswolds and around the world. He was one of the pioneers of Organic wheat and flour market in the UK and has dedicated his life to the business and farming community.

paul@fwpmatthews.co.uk

01993 830342

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