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ANDREW STIRLING TALKS ABOUT THE 'BIGGEST JOB ON EARTH'

ANDREW STIRLING TALKS ABOUT THE 'BIGGEST JOB ON EARTH'

Upper Dysart Larder co-founder Andrew spoke recently on BASF's #BiggestJobOnEarth podcast, hosted by Jane Craigie, to discuss food availability, affordability and community

The #BiggestJobOnEarth podcast shares experiences from the people that grow our food and care for the environment. In each episode, we talk to farmers about what they do, why they do it, and why despite the ever-changing challenges they face they get up every morning to do their job.

On this episode, host Jane Craigie spoke to Andrew and fellow farmer Sally Mercer — whose family also supply charities and community organisations with surplus food to alleviate hunger and to support people in understanding food health and cooking from scratch.

They also spoke with Ali Gourley from food redistribution charity FareShare's Public Affairs and Policy team to hear more about their campaign to source unharvested produce direct from farmers’ fields – at no cost to the farm.

Andrew and James Stirling from Upper Dysart Larder, Lunan Bay, Scotland

Andrew speaks about the Community Support initiative that Upper Dysart Larder have been running since the COVID-19 pandemic — a scheme that continues to support community organisations across Tayside — and the need to support children in schools by ensuring they have access to food, as well as an anecdote about a rather unexpected phone call:

"It was very nice for me to get a phone call from the head of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh — which I thought was a prank call, initially — just to ask about us because our name had come up in various churches. It was nice to speak to somebody like that!"


You can listen to the Affording the Right to Eat episode of BASF's The Biggest Job on Earth podcast now on Soundcloud.

Read more about our local meal donation initiative on our Community Support page.

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