Episode 43 comes to you from the Tendring Hundred Show which was held back in July. I spoke to Emma Stobart (RSPB), David Lord (local farmer), Dave Smart (Essex Wildlife Trust) and Barbara Sharp (Essex Beekeepers) about farming, conservation and the future of the countryside in the Countryside Ring at the Show.
Episode 33 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Guy and Emily French who run the innovative Foxes Farm business in north Essex. They grow for seasonal markets, focusing on Christmas Tree production as well as pumpkins which they sell wholesale to the Coop as well as selling direct to the public. They also runContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 33 – Guy and Emily French”
Lauriston Farm is a 210 acre biodynamic farm on the Essex coast, not far from Maldon. Quite recently the farm’s director, Spencer Christy, decided to reach out to the local community and make the farm community owned. Spencer has a background in environmental science and we spent a good deal of time talking about farmingContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 32 – Spencer Christy”
Episode 22 features George Young, an arable farmer based in south Essex. George worked in banking before returning to his family’s farm in his late twenties. He has an eye for doing something that’s a bit different and is currently growing buckwheat and lentils, among other projects. He also thinks that farmers should be thankfulContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ episode 22 – George Young”
”It won’t happen” they said on Monday morning. ”The forecasters are never right”. Well the weather forecasters were correct, and you don’t need me to tell you that an eastern freeze has held the UK in its grip this week. We’ve all felt it to varying degrees, and at this stage it looks as ifContinue reading “The Beast from the East”