‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 18 – Matt Naylor

I've been conscious that Meet the Farmers has been somewhat south and east focused so far, so last week I set off on a road trip to south east Scotland (including the Highland Show), stopping off at farms along the way. On the first day I called by flower grower Matt Naylor's place in Lincolnshire. … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 18 – Matt Naylor

Elderflower Cordial

I am delighted to introduce Holly Betts' first seasonal recipe, part of a brand new monthly series on ThinkingCountry. Elderflowers are still around in many places and I can confirm that it's completely worthwhile making the most of them while they last in the form of this delicious cordial. ..................................................................................................................................................................... Welcome to the first post in … Continue reading Elderflower Cordial

Species in the Spotlight: Red and White Clover

If you are talking to an organic farmer and the subject of clover comes up in conversation, prepare to be there for a while. Why are farmers (and especially organic farmers) so interested in clover? Well, both red (trifolium pratense) and white (trifolium repens) varieties (there are about 300 species of clover or trefoil in … Continue reading Species in the Spotlight: Red and White Clover