BBC Focus on Farming this week

Following a number of negative items in the BBC recently on farming, especially an interview featuring NFU President Minette Batters by Evan Davis, the BBC have decided to run a #BBCFarmingFocus week. Tweets about the week are already building up, with stories across local radio and on BBC Breakfast. https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1163335150429773825 The way that the media … Continue reading BBC Focus on Farming this week

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‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson (aka Female Farmer UK) is a young farmer originally from Essex who is now living and working in Kent. Katie recently founded Paddlesworth Produce through which she directly markets her own produce as well as the produce of other local producers. As part of this she has created a 'breakfast box', a 'Sunday roast … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 39 – Katie Anderson

How urban farming is helping to make food more sustainable – Guest post by Daniel Slater

When we think of farming we imagine rural landscapes with huge fields extending as far as the eye can see. For the most part that's true, but it's not the only way: urban farming in and around cities is on the rise. What is urban farming? Urban farming is an umbrella term that covers all … Continue reading How urban farming is helping to make food more sustainable – Guest post by Daniel Slater

Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

Foraging is a pastime like no other, although it combines the joys of several outdoor activities. It provides an opportunity to learn and promises delicious results, so long as one knows what to do with the collected spoils on return to the kitchen. John Wright's The Forager's Calendar is a fairly comprehensive account and handbook for … Continue reading Book Review – The Forager’s Calendar – by John Wright

Official Launch of Eat Farm Now!

Today is the official launch day of Eat Farm Now, an exciting new digital platform for all things food and farming. I'm proud to be contributing to the site alongside numerous other driven and talented individuals involved in the food and farming communications world. In short the site compiles the very best of podcasts, blog … Continue reading Official Launch of Eat Farm Now!

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 34 -William Kendall

Episode 34 of the podcast features Suffolk based organic farmer and entrepreneur William Kendall. William is the Chair of drinks company Cawston Press as well as an advisor to several other companies. He formerly led The New Covent Garden Soup Company as well as Green & Black’s and is a Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 34 -William Kendall

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 31 – Andrew Dewing

In this episode I talk to Andrew Dewing, a grain merchant from Norfolk who, through his 'Dewing Grain' podcast aims to demystify the grain trading process. Really enjoyed recording this one! Andrew is a great guy. Listen on... I strongly suggest that you listen to Andrew's podcast which is available here, or here. You can also … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 31 – Andrew Dewing

Creamy Cashew, Rhubarb & Ginger Pots – Tiffany Francis

It's a pleasure as always to publish Tiffany's latest seasonal recipe. Enjoy it! ............................................................... Rhubarb is one of my favourite summer vegetables so I couldn’t resist sharing this ridiculously easy recipe now the sun is starting to shine and the mornings are full of birdsong. The beauty of the rhubarb season is that it’s divided … Continue reading Creamy Cashew, Rhubarb & Ginger Pots – Tiffany Francis

Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Business – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Even if you’re running an online business, it will still have a carbon footprint. The good part is the fact that there’s always something you can do about it, even if it’s just switching to green hosting instead of using regular servers. In other industries, nonetheless, things aren’t nearly that simple. Here, you have many … Continue reading Tips to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Business – Guest post by Emma Joyce

Upcoming Big Farmland Bird Count + the EAT Lancet Report

Between the 8th and 17th February farmers, land managers and gamekeepers are being asked to participate in the 6th Big Farmland Bird Count by taking 30 minutes to count bird species on a particular location on their farm. This has become a critically important citizen scientific survey and the results help to give us a … Continue reading Upcoming Big Farmland Bird Count + the EAT Lancet Report