Travel with a Goat

In an age of 'isms', 'veganism' must be one of the most topical and few words seem to incite such strong opinions, especially within the farming community. For me, one of the great positives about 'the vegan movement', if you can call it such, is that it is encouraging more people to think more deeply … Continue reading Travel with a Goat

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Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Every January well over a thousand people gather in Oxford to talk all things connected to food and farming, at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference. For the first time I attended both conferences in an attempt to search for common ground and to see whether delegates would be interested in … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 28 – ‘Searching for Common Ground at the Oxford Farming Conference and the Oxford Real Farming Conference’

Sweet Potato, Curly Kale & Ginger Soup – by Tiffany Francis

I am really pleased to publish the next recipe from our new seasonal recipe editor Tiffany Francis, who is an author and artist based in the South Downs. Visit her website to discover more about her as well as her recent book ‘Food You Can Forage‘. To find other recipes click here. ................................. The New Year has finally … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Curly Kale & Ginger Soup – by Tiffany Francis

Searching for Common Ground at the ORFC and the OFC

I will be spending the next couple of days at the 10th Oxford Real Farming Conference and the 73rd Oxford Farming Conference and my mission is simple, but also overwhelmingly complex: to search for common ground between the two. How are these two conferences similar and how are they still fundamentally different? Is there a … Continue reading Searching for Common Ground at the ORFC and the OFC