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Bring on Black History Month

October is Black History month and for me it’s big.  As a black person growing up in the UK, I recognise the importance of celebrating Black History Month to honour the massive contribution that black people through history have made to the culture of the UK, people like Mary Seacole and Sergeant Lincoln Orville Lynch DFM amongst many, many others.

It’s so important as a cultural moment in the British calendar because it helps give context to the present. It’s only through raising awareness that we will eventually get to a place of real inclusivity and diversity and Black History Month is a great reminder of that. It aims to promote and celebrate the contributions of those with African and Caribbean heritage to British society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general.

Every year The Black Farmer launches special packs to celebrate Black History Month and feature some incredible people who have done so much for British society, like Mary Seacole and Sergeant Lincoln Orville Lynch DFM amongst many, many others.

Every year The Black Farmer launches special packs to celebrate Black History Month and feature some incredible people who have done so much for British society, like Mary Seacole and Sergeant Lincoln Orville Lynch DFM amongst many, many others.

And let’s not forget the contribution made to British cuisine.  When I first arrived in the UK the only reminder of home was the delicious Caribbean food that my mother cooked at our small house in inner-city Birmingham.  Food is so intrinsically linked with heritage that I’m proud to offer a selection of products and recipes inspired by my homeland and that I love and enjoy to this day.

So, join me in marking Black History Month by learning more and passing if forward.