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Laurence (Soul Farm) – From marketing to market gardener, solidarity veg boxes, and the power of farmers markets
Episode 514th July 2021 • The Food Grower Podcast • Chris (Fanfield Farm) & Jack (Jacks Patch)
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The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.

Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell.

In this episode we talk to Laurence from Soul Farm in Cornwall. We discuss how he went from art director / graphic designer in the marketing world (for big fizzy drinks companies) to a full time market gardener. This is a brilliant episode where we cover:

  • Solidarity Veg Boxes - A veg box scheme with sliding scale payments that helps less fortunate still have access to great food.
  • The skills that the marketer can take to a market garden
  • How covid made Soul Farm pivot from restaurants to veg boxes
  • The power of farmers markets
  • How Laurence co-started a new farmers market and it's success
  • No-dig, Charles Dowding, JM Fortier and the power of training

Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course.... Will Laurence prefer a beer or a coffee on the farm?

This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing.

We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!!

Show Notes:

Soul Farm - https://www.soulfarm.co.uk/

Soul Farm Instagram - http://instagram.com/soul.farm

Soul Farm Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/soulfarmcornwall/

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