Grow and Tell is a Forth Environment Link podcast for people who love local food, and want to know how to get more of it on to their plates.
Grow and Tell is a podcast for people who love local food, and want to know how to get more of it on to their plates.
For the last few years Forth Environment Link have been bringing communities together around an incredible array of local, seasonal and sustainable food from across Scotland. Using ‘click n’ collect farmer’s markets’ we help communities shop for more local food than ever before, pay producers a fair price and reconnect with their environment through the food on their plates.
In this podcast we’ll hear from some of the people who make this happen.
We chat to Gary about his family plot near the beautiful villages of Balfron, Drymen and Killearn. Current projects include a cider orchard and two thriving polytunnels filled with chillies, fresh herbs, peaches and more!
“The farm is situated on an established wildflower and grass meadow so biodiversity is very much at the heart of our enterprise. As well as growing and producing great tasting products we also strive to provide a rich, foraging haven for the struggling wild bumblebee and many other insects and creatures that have lost much of their natural habitats in recent decades. By helping them, they will help us grow quality products high in flavour.”
Rosi works from a micro bakery in Stirling producing a variety of Sourdough baking with community interest at its core. Rosi was first introduced to Riverside Bakery when she was unable to buy good real sourdough in the city. She now bakes her own and took over the running of the bakery at the start of this year. She talks us through the challenges and her passion to pass on baking skills to others.