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Finding Opportunities in Lockdown

Caz Graham catches up with some of the farmers who've found new ways of working in lockdown. She finds that for some, it has sparked new ideas and brought new opportunities.

Caz Graham catches up with some of the farmers she's met in the past, and learns about how they've been finding new ways of working and new routes to reach their customers during the last difficult nine months. She finds that, for some, lockdown has sparked new ideas and brought new opportunities which have acted as a catalyst for change and growth.

Raw milk cheesemaker Martin Gott in south Cumbria explains how juggling milk supply and lockdowns led to making entirely new cheeses from his farm’s sheep and goats’ milk. He’s also been working with cheesemongers and chefs to supply the many cheese-lovers who’ve turned to online purchases to get their fromage fix, whether from monthly cheese subscription boxes or as part of fine dining experiences delivered direct to the door.

Yorkshire strawberry-grower Annabel Makin-Jones realised that lockdown and concerns about food security had led to shoppers embracing local and home-grown food. She saw a gap in the market and expanded her brand into forced rhubarb. It’s grown in the Yorkshire 'rhubarb triangle' - just six miles from her strawberry farm near Leeds.

Produced and presented by Caz Graham.

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22 minutes

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Sun 17 Jan 2021 06:35