Interviews and features

Produce in a pickle

Produce in a pickle

Jenny Dawson seemed to have it all. She was 25, earning good money at a hedge fund in the City, and living the kind of life many young graduates dream of. But something was missing from her life and at 4 o'clock in the morning outside a chilly London market she started to work out what it was. Read more »

Growing tales

Growing tales

Tamara Webster, Pertwood Farm Read more »

Great British Bubbly

Great British Bubbly

In 1999, a group of 10 local families in Devon joined forces with the aim of growing their own grapes and producing wine. Read more »

The Fig Issue

The Fig Issue

Gardening editor Alice Whitehead delves deep into her figgy pudding to find out why figs are considered such a Christmas staple, meets the people growing this Mediterranean fruit closer to home and discovers that December is the perfect time to plant your own... Read more »

Growing tales: Jo Evans, Figgy’s

Growing tales: Jo Evans, Figgy’s

For Jo and Richie Evans, stir-up Sunday has turned into a six-week period of intense baking over the summer, when they produce 4,000 handmade luxury Christmas puddings Read more »

The pies have it

The pies have it

Inspiration for his future business name struck Tristan Hogg when he was eating a pie on Bondi Beach in 2000. Read more »

Pennies from Devon

Pennies from Devon

As a new currency is launched in a UK city, Wendy Johnson investigates how independent businesses hope the Exeter Pound will keep more cash in the community and promote a more sustainable local economy. Read more »

Magpie tendencies

Magpie tendencies

Ethical entrepreneur Nicky Sloan puts her compassionate beliefs at the heart of her gift and homeware brand, as well as producing the most fun and stylish vegan-friendly products on the market, discovers Lindsey Harrad. Read more »

The Spice Trade

The Spice Trade

Founder and director of Arabica Food & Spice, James Walters has built his business on our increasing love of unusual ethnic ingredients. Read more »

Growing tales: Alexander Hunt, Potash Farm

Growing tales: Alexander Hunt, Potash Farm

As nature's offerings diminish from late autumn, nuts become even more important for adding their unique flavour, texture and nutritional value to meat-free meals. Read more »