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The Food Grower Podcast

Chris (Fanfield Farm) & Jack (Jacks Patch)

Welcome to the Food Grower Podcast. 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. 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!! For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at https://www.foodgrower.co.uk And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account https://www.instagram.com/foodgroweracademy to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!

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Mid-Season Update and Apologies
Today
Mid-Season Update and Apologies
*** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 Jack and Andy jumps on to talk all things this Season so far, and with our apologies for the delay in getting podcasts to you. 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. For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Mid-Season Update and Apologies
Today
Mid-Season Update and Apologies
*** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 Jack and Andy jumps on to talk all things this Season so far, and with our apologies for the delay in getting podcasts to you. 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. For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Mental Health
Apr 28 2022
Mental Health
No special blurb this week, this one is simple and we believe it is important... Three growers talking about mental health... because it should be talked about more! If you struggle with anything in this podcast then please reach out to someone: one of us, a friend or family member, or one of the amazing organisations that are out there to help. If you need urgent help then you can get it online from many places including the brilliant charity Mind: ( is 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. 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. For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! *** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( ***
Season So Far, Herb Chat & Running Food / Horticulture Businesses
Apr 22 2022
Season So Far, Herb Chat & Running Food / Horticulture Businesses
*** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 Chris and Andy jumps on to talk all things this Season so far, to geek out about herbs, and to talk about the running of a food / horticulture business at the moment. 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. For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Amy – Nell’s Urban Greens: Microgreens Special – how to grow, kit to use, how it all began, how to run a microgreen business.
Mar 10 2022
Amy – Nell’s Urban Greens: Microgreens Special – how to grow, kit to use, how it all began, how to run a microgreen business.
Amy from Nell's Urban Greens wanted to grow their own food, started with microgreens and got addicted.... Now she runs a UK business selling microgreens plus a fantastic membership on growing micros. *** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 are delighted to have Amy from Nell's Urban Greens. We talked about so much in the episode all related to microgreen growing and business. Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Amy be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: farmmicrogreens.co.uk - ( Facebook Group - Farm microgreens UK - ( Instagram - Nell's Urban Herbs - ( For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Elizabeth Couse – Liberation Permaculture, Growing in the Tropics, The Importance of People and More
Mar 3 2022
Elizabeth Couse – Liberation Permaculture, Growing in the Tropics, The Importance of People and More
A cafe in Costa Rica, where everything sold is grown in the local area… right on the beach… it sounds idyllic right?! Well that’s what our guest this week has started. Elizabeth Couse is a farmer and environmentalist, now cafe restaurant owner. This was an awesome episode where we hit on so so many interesting and important topics from inclusivity and people, diversity, permaculture, colonialism, capitalism and so much more…. You don’t want to miss this one! *** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 are delighted to have Elizabeth Couse all the way from Costa Rica on the podcast. Please excuse the background noise in this episode, Elizabeth was recording from the cafe in it’s beautiful surroundings. We talked about so much in the episode from inclusivity and people, diversity, permaculture, colonialism, capitalism and so much more. Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Patrick be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: Biriba Restaurant - (  Elizabeth Insta - (  Liberation Permaculture - (  TedX Event - (  EcoWarriorRetreats - (  Finca Tierra - (  Lean Penniman Book Mentioned - (  For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Elki (@elkiwild) – The Amazing World Of Cactus Growing (In the UK!!)
Jan 27 2022
Elki (@elkiwild) – The Amazing World Of Cactus Growing (In the UK!!)
Did you know you can eat Cactus? Jack and Chris had no idea before they met Elki.... in this episode of the podcast our guest blows our mind with how Cacti can grow in the UK, can be edible, helped people get more gold onto ships, can filter our water better than our systems now, and so so so so sooooo much more. This episode genuinely blew our minds! You can't miss it! *** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** This is 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 are delighted to have Elki Guillen, known as ElkiWild on Instagram. We talk about the world of cacti / cactus, connections with ancestors and nature, diversity in farming, music and spirituality in growing, and biodynamic practices. Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Patrick be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: ( in Farming - What is Culturally Appropriate Veg - Talk that Elki spoke on at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2022 - ( Cactus man of London Film - ( Favourite Cactus - ( More Info on Cactus Mucilage Study on Filtrating Water - (   For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
The Frenchie Gardener – Balcony Growing, Growing in Small Spaces, Growing in Pots and Microgreens
Jan 20 2022
The Frenchie Gardener – Balcony Growing, Growing in Small Spaces, Growing in Pots and Microgreens
*** Support the podcast and get exclusive access to videos of the episodes, as well as early access to the podcast and much more. Head to: ( *** 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 are delighted to have Patrick AKA The Frenchie Gardener to talk all things Patio Growing, Growing in Pots, Indoor growing, French food, Permaculture, and so much more. Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Patrick be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: ( Your Own Food Balcony Ebook: ( Patricks Book: ( Composting Video: ( Lawton Patterns: ( all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( .. And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds. You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Andrew – Urban Herbs – Part 2: More Great Stories, Abundant Herbs and Inspiration for growing businesses
Jan 13 2022
Andrew – Urban Herbs – Part 2: More Great Stories, Abundant Herbs and Inspiration for growing businesses
We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our chat with Andrew from Urban Herbs. Here is part 2, prepare for more great stories and tangents... and to be inspired! 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 are delighted to have Andrew from Urban Herbs to chat to and talk about all things Herb growing and being Herb Geeks... We talk about: Different and strange varieties of herbs Many tangents and inspiring stories How completely re-starting your garden can be super fun How ordering herbs has bonded a Husband and Wife with health issues How herbs, food and growing connects people The way that smells and tastes bring people together Tips for growing herbs How thriving herbs show us what to eat Pivoting small businesses and going all in How work can really fulfill you So so so much more Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Andrew be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: (  (  For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at (  And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Fun and different herbs mentioned: Blackcurrant sage Hot and Spicy Oregano BBQ Rosemary Vietnamese Coriander Pineapple Sage Cola Plant Lime Mint Mushroom Plant And more..
Andrew (Urban Herbs) – Wonderful Herb Varieties, How Food Connects People and Brilliant Tangents – Part 1
Jan 6 2022
Andrew (Urban Herbs) – Wonderful Herb Varieties, How Food Connects People and Brilliant Tangents – Part 1
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 are delighted to have Andrew from Urban Herbs to chat to and talk about all things Herb growing and being Herb Geeks... We talk about: The story of Urban Herbs Doing what you love and sticking with it Different and strange varieties of herbs Many tangents and inspiring stories How completely re-starting your garden can be super fun How ordering herbs has bonded a Husband and Wife with health issues How herbs, food and growing connects people The way that smells and tastes bring people together Tips for growing herbs How thriving herbs show us what to eat Pivoting small businesses and going all in How work can really fulfill you So so so much more Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Andrew be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: (  (  For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at (  And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Fun and different herbs mentioned: Blackcurrant sage Hot and Spicy Oregano BBQ Rosemary Vietnamese Coriander Pineapple Sage Cola Plant Lime Mint Mushroom Plant And more..
How To Grow Your Christmas Dinner – Christmas Special 2021
Dec 23 2021
How To Grow Your Christmas Dinner – Christmas Special 2021
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. This is a special Christmas episode where we talk about our Christmas dinners and traditions, plus bring in some of our grower friends to give you top tips on growing the veg you might find on your roastie dinner. 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: For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! —– Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This episode is sponsored by: Natural Grower – For 15% off their full range of products head to ( and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout. Direct Plants Ltd – And their incredible polytunnels – For 10% off everything, head to ( and use code FOODGROWER at checkout.
Elliot – Urban Farm It – Urban Farming, The Importance of Mushrooms, Regenerative Systems & Aquaponics
Dec 16 2021
Elliot – Urban Farm It – Urban Farming, The Importance of Mushrooms, Regenerative Systems & Aquaponics
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 are delighted to have Elliot from Urban Farm It to chat to and talk about all things Urban Farming, Mushroom Growing & Aquaponics... We cover A LOT in this episode, it was an awesome conversation, here's what we talk about: Urban Farm It - Ambitions, Goals and The Business Elliot’s background and how he got here The importance of education, and truly educational products Product development at Urban Farm It Regenerative not Sustainability Learning from growing techniques across the world where backs are against the wall How landscape is changing - you don’t have to sacrifice profit to do good - an important mindset change How important mushrooms are to the world How to grow mushrooms using kits The world couldn’t survive without Mycelium Mushrooms are starting to engrain in popular general culture How to grow Shiitake Mushrooms Don’t resist as small businesses, be flexible for success  Mushroom Gardening - Huge benefits, no downsides… No brainer?! Wine cap mushrooms in spaces around the farm (Under rhubarb, in straw) Oyster mushrooms in pathways with hardwood chip You can’t overlay the same judgements over everyone “If you’re not the one to save the world be the one that tries” Closing the loop, recycling and teaching how to recycle Why isn’t this stuff being taught to children here in schools? Mushrooms in market gardening Aquaponics and how it could change the world Copying what nature does How important a great team is and how to manage morale in a team Working with people thats business values align with yours  Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will our guest be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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: (  (  ( - Urban Farm It Youtube Channel  ( - How to grow Oyster Mushrooms - Urban Farm It For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at (  And please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! —– Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This episode is sponsored by: Natural Grower – For 15% off their full range of products head to...
Mini Bonus Episode – Team Coffee or Team Beer? – Season 1 Showdown & Results
Dec 13 2021
Mini Bonus Episode – Team Coffee or Team Beer? – Season 1 Showdown & Results
The results are in..... It's Round 1 #teamcoffee or #teambeer.... Forget Hamilton vs Verstappen.... Forget Joshua vs Wilder.... Forget England vs Germany.... These rivalries have nothing on the podcast question that is... "Do you prefer a morning coffee or an afternoon beer on the farm / allotment?" The results from season 1 are finally in, and so we bring you a bonus mini episode of all our guests from the season giving their all important answer. Including our very own Chris and Jack. 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!! For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This podcast is sponsored by: Natural Grower – For 15% off their full range of products head to ( and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout. Direct Plants Ltd – And their incredible polytunnels – For 10% off everything, head to and use code FOODGROWER at checkout.
Mini Bonus Episode – Our Season 1 Guests Growing Hacks – Highlights from Season 1 of The Food Grower Podcast
Dec 8 2021
Mini Bonus Episode – Our Season 1 Guests Growing Hacks – Highlights from Season 1 of The Food Grower Podcast
This is a mini bonus episode as we move towards the exciting launch of Season 2 of the podcast coming out on Thursday 16th December!! In this episode we bring you the highlights of season 1’s quick fire question: “What’s Your Favourite Growing Hack”. A brilliant response from everyone so we have brought all the answers together in one place, starting right back at the beginning with our very own Chris’ answer, unfortunately Jack wasn't asked this one back at the beginning when we were still figuring out the questions. 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!! For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This podcast is sponsored by: Natural Grower – For 15% off their full range of products head to ( and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout. Direct Plants Ltd – And their incredible polytunnels – For 10% off everything, head to ( and use code FOODGROWER at checkout.
Mini Bonus Episode – Our Season 1 Guests Favourite Tools – Highlights from Season 1 of The Food Grower Podcast
Dec 6 2021
Mini Bonus Episode – Our Season 1 Guests Favourite Tools – Highlights from Season 1 of The Food Grower Podcast
This is a mini bonus episode as we move towards the exciting launch of Season 2 of the podcast coming out on Thursday 16th December!! In this episode we bring you the highlights of season 1's first quick fire question: "What's Your Favourite Tool". A brilliant response from everyone so we have brought all the answers together in one place, starting right back at the beginning with our very own Jack and Chris' answers. 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!! For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This podcast is sponsored by: Natural Grower – For 15% off their full range of products head to ( and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout. Direct Plants Ltd – And their incredible polytunnels – For 10% off everything, head to ( )and use code FOODGROWER at checkout.
Your Questions Answered: Growing Season 2021, Automation on farms, Growing in Shade, Allotment Tips and more
Nov 3 2021
Your Questions Answered: Growing Season 2021, Automation on farms, Growing in Shade, Allotment Tips and more
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 are doing things a bit differently with Chris and Jack answering your questions on growing. We reached out via our Instagram account for questions and have a great list for you, here’s what we cover: @petesurname Is there a place for technology in the market garden? Sensors, automation, alerts @atjosieshome I have a slug somewhere in my greenhouse - how can I draw him out? @tamburlaine.art Budget allotmenting from scratch. free/cheap environment freidnly stuff to get started? @littlesouthseagarden  Is it possible to grow decent food in a small north face garden & v little experience  @vics_sussex_garden  What do you find more successful -direct sow/seed cells? Cells for me me but I wonder if I’m doing it wrong  @_t_smart  What’s your top 3 tips for starting a commercial market garden  @tamburlaine.art Your opinions on the food shortages please, how bad do you think its going to get? @lunicornsgarden  What mushrooms and what time of year to grow outdoors in the U.K.  @loldeantimber  If you could only grow one crop, what crop would it be  @tamburlaine.art Best foods to pickle / jar for christmas presents? @tamburlaine.art If you moved to another country to farm, which country would you pick and why? @tamburlaine.art Should I cover my allotment in a thick layer of leaves to suppress weeds over winter? @tamburlaine.art Plant beans and peas now or next year? And much much more… 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: For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on (instagram), and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Jean-Martin Fortier – Farming is f*#cking cool, Market Gardening, Training Future Growers and more
Oct 20 2021
Jean-Martin Fortier – Farming is f*#cking cool, Market Gardening, Training Future Growers and more
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 have the incredible Jean-Martin Fortier talking to us from across the globe in Quebec. JM has inspired both Chris and Jack's farms, as well as countless others in their growing journeys so we are super excited to bring you this episode which is packed full of info and inspiration. ---- In the episode we chat about: How it all started for JM, how he got into growing Les Jardins de la Grelinette - JM's market garden generating a huge income Ferme de Quatre Temps - JM's training farm How Paris used to feed itself and travelling to learn Regenerative Farming No-dig / No-till and why it's not the most important focus Why processes and procedures are so important How to manage staff in a rewarding way The management secret Growers clothing and why it's important JM's new video blog (It's awesome, link below) The gameplan Rose, Thorns and Buds Growers Magazing (Link below) So much more... Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will JM Fortier be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? --- 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!! Support the podcast and get the UNEDITED VIDEO VERSION of this interview here: ( Notes: JM's New Weekly Vlog - ( and Co - ( Magazine - ( Book - ( Jardins de la Grelinette - ( Ferme de Quatre Temps (FQT Farm) - ( Market Gardeners Masterclass - ( all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast! ----- Thank you to our amazing sponsors! This episode is sponsored by: Natural Grower - For 15% off their full range of products head to ( and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout....
Tiff, Sammy & Beth from Earthlight Herbs – Medicinal Herbs, Why we shouldn’t hide from being a bit “hippy” and the science behind herbal remedies
Sep 22 2021
Tiff, Sammy & Beth from Earthlight Herbs – Medicinal Herbs, Why we shouldn’t hide from being a bit “hippy” and the science behind herbal remedies
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 have an amazing chat with not 1, not 2, but 3 amazing guests: Tiff, Sammy and Beth from Earthlight Herbs Cooperative. Earthlight Herbs Co-operative is a medicinal herb farm, apothecary, plant nursery and community healing centre located on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Founded by three friends - Tiffany, Sammy and Beth - Earthlight is working towards a vision of the future where every person is empowered with the basic knowledge and skills needed to naturally maintain their health. In the episode we chat about: How it all started The backgrounds of our guests before growing herbs Herbal CSA model Building and running an Apothecary Infusing plants with love-light, sound and multidimensional healing energy Not wanting to hide and speaking out about esoteric ways of growing and healing. Witch Burn How the economy has driven us to annual foods and western medicine Packaging nursery plants and business On-site events for Earthlight and how that success felt Favourite herbs this year Tips on starting growing herbs and how / what to grow Water, The Moon and our bodies And much much more… Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will our guests be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? --- 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!! Support the podcast and get exclusive content here: ( Notes: If you’d like to volunteer or to find out more information about the project check out their website or follow them on Instagram or Facebook Earthlight Herbs Website - ( Facebook - ( Instagram - ( of Water Documentary - ( Instagram - ( Herbs List: Calendula, Chamomile, Milky Oats, Ashwaganda, Tulsi Herbs to sow in Autumn: Mugworth, Angelica, Take cuttings of other herbs now to propogate Easy herbs to grow from seeds through the year: Hyssop, Catnip, Chamomile, Calendula. --- For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Michael Part 2 (Compost Club) – Compost, Soil Health, Learning and Lewes FC – Part 2
Sep 15 2021
Michael Part 2 (Compost Club) – Compost, Soil Health, Learning and Lewes FC – Part 2
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 have an amazing chat with Michael Kennard from Compost Club. He runs a fantastic company in East Sussex that collects your household food waste, and returns it to you as amazing biology filled compost! This chat was so awesome and filled with so much great information that we talked for over 2 hours!!!! We have therefore split the chat into two episodes, the first half is out now, and the rest out next week. In this episode we cover: A recap on part 1 Dr Elaine Ingrams Course Crazy soil learning and knowledge All things soil health and how it forms the basis of life Other learning resources Lewes FC Michaels Market Garden and Allotment Growing Mushrooms and Mycelium Inhabit Documentary And much much more... And The all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Michael be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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!! Support the podcast and get exclusive content here: Notes: Compost Tumbler - Compost Tumbler - Compost Tumbler - Su Bioreactor Method - all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
Michael (Compost Club) – All things compost, soil health and why it is so important – Part 1
Sep 8 2021
Michael (Compost Club) – All things compost, soil health and why it is so important – Part 1
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 have an amazing chat with Michael Kennard from Compost Club. He runs a fantastic company in East Sussex that collects your household food waste, and returns it to you as amazing biology filled compost! This chat was so awesome and filled with so much great information that we talked for over 2 hours!!!! We have therefore split the chat into two episodes, the first half is out now, and the rest out next week. In this episode we cover: What is Compost Club Why did Michael start it Food waste Soil Biology How to make compost Hot composting Tumblers and turning compost How to avoid smelly compost / Anaerobic compost How to avoid rats in your compost The relationship between great compost and great plants And the relationship then between great plants and healthier food Microbiological Soil Relationship Mycelium and funghi And much much more... You will have to wait until next week for the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Michael be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ??? 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!! Support the podcast and get exclusive content here: ( Show Notes: ( ( ( ) Jora Compost Tumbler - ( Compost Tumbler - ( Compost Tumbler - ( ) Johnson Su Bioreactor Method - ( ) For all things Food Grower podcast; including upcoming blog posts, additional content, guest opportunities and food grower merch, head over to our website at ( please do pass on to anyone in your life who grows food either for fun or funds… You can listen to this podcast completely free, anywhere you normally get your podcasts from. And for more Food Grower Content head to our instagram account ( to interact with us and get updates each week on episodes, additional content, or just to have a chat. Don’t forget to hit the follow button on instagram, and the subscribe button on your podcast app. We hope you enjoy the podcast!