070 Incredible Edible

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Rock & Roll Farming with Mary Clear of Incredible Edible Todmorden Tonight for this very special bonus edition of the podcast, O’m talking to Mary Clear of Incredible Edible Todmorden. We talk about what Incredible Edible is an an organisation, how it came about, and the amazing sentiment behind it. We also discuss this weekend’s Incredible Festival of Ideas and the huge range of events based on kindness and collaboration that they’ve got going on for all the family. If you’re at a loose end, get yourself along and support them! www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk www.incrediblefestival.org.ukĀ   

069 The Farm that Nick Built

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Rock & Roll Farming with Nick Hiscox Tonight I’m delighted to be heading down to the heart of Somerset to talk to farmer, businessman, and entrepreneur, Nick Hiscox @mendipfarmer We hear about his farm where they produce cattle, sheep and pigs and direct sell the meat to local customers. We then go into his latest project, a community food group, where customers pay a monthly fee in return for locally sourced meat and produce, with the premise that they spend some time on the farm learning about how the food is produced. Nick talks passionately about the importance of UK […]

068 Jones the Journo

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Rock & Roll Farming with Anna Jones Tonight I’m delighted to be travelling down to the bight lights of Bristol to talk to journalist, Anna Jones @Jonesthejourno We talk about her early life growing up on her family’s beef and sheep farm in the Welsh borders, and her decision at an early age to become a journalist. We hear about some of her early reporting jobs and her experiences there, before going on to getting a job on popular BBC TV show Countryfile as a researcher in 2006. We talk about her time on Countryfile and her experiences there in […]

067 Strawberry Fields Forever

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Rock & Roll Farming with Ross Mitchell Tonight I’m heading up to Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire in Scotland to talk to soft fruit grower Ross Mitchell @rjmitch21 We talk about his family’s farm and their decision to stop dairying in 1999 and expand their 15 acres of strawberries to commercial scale. We discuss the polytunnels that they grow all their fruit under, which have allowed them to lengthen the growing season from 6 weeks of mid summer, to 8 months of the year. We go into how they’re using their geographical location to their advantage, before talking in detail about the […]