Self-confessed veg nerd, Guy Singh-Watson has over the last 30 years taken Riverford from one man and a wheelbarrow delivering homegrown organic veg to friends, to a national veg box scheme delivering to around 70,000 customers a week. Guy is an opinionated and admired figure in the world of organic farming, who still spends more time in the fields than in the boardroom. Twice awarded BBC Radio 4 Farmer of the Year, Guy is passionate about sharing with others the organic farming and business knowledge he has accumulated over the last three decades. His weekly veg box newsletters connect customers to the farm with refreshingly honest accounts of the trials and tribulations of producing organic food, and the occasional rant about farming, ethical and business issues he feels strongly about. In June 2018, Guy handed over the reins of Riverford to its staff, choosing employee ownership as the model that will protect Riverford’s ethical values forever and ensure the security of its employees.
Tom Heap chairs a diverse panel to discuss the uncharted waters of the carbon opportunities for farmers and landowners. Hear from a regenerative farmer how he’s selling his carbon alongside another who is holding off. There’s plenty of time for audience participation so bring all of your unanswered questions.
The National Food Strategy has called for an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption, meanwhile there are calls for rewetting the highly productive fenland soils. The Organic Market Continues to grow offering new market opportunities, while vegetable production can add to the diversity of regenerative farming systems and provide opportunities for new entrants. How can […]