12 September 2020
Forward Thinking – Alternative Economies of Production
In response to some of the recent challenges facing local producers – from a shortage of seasonal farm workers to a loss of the restaurant market, FEAST Journal has developed two talks panels exploring questions of labour and alternative models of production. Panel participants will introduce a range of perspectives on commercial growing in an effort to present pathways for a more sustainable future.
The panel will explore regenerative and sustainable models of growing including the Community Supported Agriculture initiatives and locally focused distribution networks that are emerging as viable alternatives to established economies of industrial farming.
- Jillian McEwan, Lunan Bay Farm: Lunan Bay Farm (formerly Myreside Farms Produce) are producers of sustainable ingredients, grown on our beachside farm in Scotland, for chefs and food lovers alike. Lunan Bay Farm ethically produces free range goat meat, asparagus and honeyberries, and have other niche products with provenance in the pipeline. The farm is based at picturesque Lunan Bay in Angus where three miles of unspoilt beaches meet the surrounding lush countryside.
- Connie and Tom, East Neuk Market Garden: East Neuk Market Garden is a 2 acre, small-scale, agroecological farm growing over 50 varieties of vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit in the East Neuk of Fife. Connie and Tom grow as wide a variety of vegetables, salad, herbs and fruit as possible following agroecological principles. They grow on a human-scale without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers and follow methods that enrich and regenerate biodiversity and soil fertility. East Neuk Market Garden currently run a 40 member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We believe everyone should have access to local, sustainably produced food that enhances the wider ecosystem rather than degrades it.
- Facilitated by Kirsty Black, Arbikie Highland Estate
Entry is FREE, tickets are limited and pre-booking essential. Book your place here
This event will also be streamed live online via our YouTube channel.
Scottish Government Guidelines regarding Covid 19 will be followed to make this a safe event for everyone.