Feb 21, 2021
Join us as we kick off series 4 of the
Plant Based Podcast by championing small growers and celebrating
independent nurseries. Michael and Ellen meet Ruth Goudy from Kiln
Farm Nursery in Suffolk.
Kiln Farn is a true family business.
It’s been in the family since 1932, and Ruth even grew up there!
The nursery business started when she and her husband, Paul (who
she met when he worked for her dad) rented a field, built a shed
and started selling plants!
Recorded in Summer 2020, Ruth reflects
on how being an independent nursery without the constraints of big
chain growers, allowed Kiln Farm to adapt in lockdown. They started
taking veg orders over the phone, quickly growing from a handful of
orders a day to 70! Demand grew so much that Ruth and Paul had to
rally the troops and call on the local community to help with
deliveries – summoning the true spirit of independent nurseries and
the demonstrating the strong sense of community they have
In the second half, Ruth gives Michael
and Ellen a tour behind the scenes, shares her vision for the
business, and explains how they choose what to grow and sell.
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