Today celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has joined forces with RenewablesUK to celebrate the wind industry’s role in British farming communities.

As the first of its kind, a menu has been created by the River Cottage Canteen, using ingredients by a range of UK farmers and food producers which have all been created by the power of renewable energy.

Wind power is breathing life into farming across the UK helping create products from cheese to ice cream, and WindMeal is helping to celebrate farmers commitment to lowering their carbon footprint, bringing down energy costs and providing their own source of much needed income.

64% of small to medium wind turbines in the UK are installed on farms today and people are now starting to see wind energy as a new ‘crop’. Hopefully more farmers will realise the potential for living in such a windy nation and how the opportunity can be embraced for both economic and environmental gains.