A-Maize-ing! Monkey Food: A Greener Forest, One Kernel at a Time

Hey there, monkey lovers!


Gather ‘round because we’ve got some wild news that’ll make you want to swing from the trees in the name of sustainability!


At Trentham Monkey Forest, we’re all about conservation and the environment. Our Barbary macaques eat almost 100kg of food a day and guess what? We’re feeding them in a way that Mother Nature would give two green thumbs up to.


It’s the ultimate farm-to-forest experience, and it’s as green as the lush Staffordshire trees in our forest.


Let’s talk about how local Farmer, Will Seabridge, who is helping us feed our cheeky Barbary macaques while keeping our carbon footprint as small as a monkey’s footprint.


Will runs Malthouse Farm, just a hop, skip, and a banana peel throw away from our beloved Monkey Forest. This guy is the unsung hero, growing the golden goodies that our monkeys can’t get enough of – whilst keeping our carbon footprint miniscule!


Why maize, you ask? Well, it turns out our Barbary macaques have quite the sophisticated palate.  Locally sourced maize means our monkeys are munching on the freshest, tastiest kernels around. And the best part? It’s all done with love from a nearby farm, cutting down on impactful transport emissions.


Here at Trentham Monkey Forest, we’re swinging into action with our sustainability goals. By sourcing maize locally from Seabridge Farm, we’re not just cutting down on air miles; we’re slashing them. Less travel means fewer emissions, and fewer emissions mean we’re inching closer to that elusive net-zero carbon footprint.


So, what’s the takeaway from all this? We’re not just feeding monkeys; we’re nurturing a sustainable future. We’re reducing air miles, supporting local farmers, and making sure the Barbary macaques get the best diet possible. It’s a win-win-win situation!


But wait, there’s more! Will isn’t just a maize man; he’s also the guy behind Barlaston Milk Barn. Picture this: a quaint little barn where you can get your hands on the most delicious, flavoured, pasteurised milk you’ve ever tasted. It’s also local, fresh, and totally sustainable.


Next time you visit us, take a moment to appreciate the locally sourced goodness that’s making our monkeys jump for joy. And maybe swing by Barlaston Milk Barn to treat yourself to some of Will’s legendary milk. After all, if it’s good enough for our monkeys, it’s definitely good enough for us!



Here’s to happy monkeys, a healthy planet, and a future that’s as bright and shiny as a freshly peeled banana.


Cheers to sustainability, one kernel at a time at Monkey Forest!