Meet the Farmers – episode 45 with Sally and Shan Bendall

Sally and Shan Bendall run Hollowtrees Farm in Suffolk which is an open farm, farm shop and cafe which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. We speak about everything from food and farming education to triathlons. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-45-with-sally-and-shan-bendall  

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Our Planet, Our Farmers

On Wednesday I will be leaving Essex on a week long podcast road trip to the Cotswolds/Welsh borders and then north Wales to record around a dozen new episodes for Meet the Farmers. I am really looking forward to speaking to all of the farmers along the way, including Rob Havard in Worcestershire, Ally Hunter … Continue reading Our Planet, Our Farmers

Meet the Farmers – episode 44 – Silas Hedley-Lawrence

In this episode of Meet the Farmers I speak to Silas Hedley-Lawrence who is herd manager at English Farm in Oxfordshire. English Farm is registered to the Pasture Fed Livestock Association and is also registered as organic. They recently started their own butchery on the farm. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-44-with-silas-hedley-lawrence

Meet the Farmers (LIVE!) – episode 43 – The Tendring Hundred Show

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. https://soundcloud.com/user-396010157/meet-the-farmers-episode-43-at-the-tendring-hundred-show    

Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

In episode 42 we focus on hens. I visited Alaistaire Brice who farms in Suffolk under the Havensfield Happy Hens brand. Alaistaire and his wife Fiona work with 16 other farmers across Suffolk and Norfolk. They have 16,000 birds of their own and a further 160,000 on contract to them on other farms, selling around … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 42 – Alaistaire Brice

Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

Episode 41 of the Meet the Farmers podcast is now available featuring Phil Jarvis who is Head of farming at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton Project in Leicestershire. Phil has farmed at the Allerton Project since the 1990s and since then has experimented with a vast range of strategies to understand how to farm … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 41 – Phil Jarvis

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

Episode 40 of Meet the Farmers features Richard Bower who farms with his father Ray in Staffordshire. Originally a traditional beef and arable farm the Bowers are looking to future and diversifying the business in a broad sense, including going into tourism by establishing a large children's play barn. Richard has a keen interest in … Continue reading ‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 40 – Richard Bower

‘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

Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

Episode 38 of the Meet the Farmers podcast features Norfolk arable farmer Kit Papworth, who it was an absolute pleasure to interview. Kit was formerly Chair of Anglia Farmers, among other things, and is also an active social media user. We talk a great deal about #FarmerMentalHealth, particularly his experience in the wake of his … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 38 – Kit Papworth

Meet the Farmers – episode 37 – Helen Browning

Episode 37 of Meet the Farmers features Wiltshire farmer and Chief Executive of the Soil Association Helen Browning. From her inspirational great aunts to food ethics and from pigs and dairying to games of squash we cover a lot of ground in this episode! For previous episodes of the podcast click on the 'Meet the … Continue reading Meet the Farmers – episode 37 – Helen Browning