‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 5. Luke Hasell and Herons Green Farm

Luke HaseLuke Hasell farms beef cattle in the Chew Valley of North Somerset. I spoke to him in the farmhouse at Herons Green Farm about how he got into farming, about CSAs, regulation, pasture fed beef, conservation and much more. Luke wasn’t always a farmer and originally trained as an engineer, working for Kier Group asContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 5. Luke Hasell and Herons Green Farm”

‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 4. The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2017

For this episode of Meet the Farmers I travelled to the Oxford Real Farming Conference, which took place from 4th-5th January, and I spoke to farmers and others about the future of food and farming in the UK. It was the second time I had attended this inspiring event and it was good to be able toContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 4. The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2017”

‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 3. David Lord & Earls Hall Farm

Earls Hall Farm is an arable farm near Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. It is farmed by the Lord and Hunt families and in this episode of Meet the Farmers I spoke to David Lord. David is an advocate of no-till (non inversion tillage) and so I specifically wanted to talk to him about the way he managesContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 3. David Lord & Earls Hall Farm”

‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 2. Elm Tree Farm

Elm Tree Farm is a care farm and social enterprise located in Stapleton near Bristol and has been run by Brandon Trust since 2000. The farm is 47 acres in size and the farm team run a market garden as well as keeping a small number of beef cattle, pigs, chickens and ducks. Over 50 people withContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 2. Elm Tree Farm”

‘Meet the Farmers’ Episode 1. Stowford Manor Farm

Phil Bryant manages Stowford Manor Farm near Trowbridge in Wiltshire. He has recently been joined by his daughter Anna, who worked as a biology teacher for six years before returning to the farm this year.