Building a community – Jo Martin
I was brought up on a farm in Cheshire and was an active member of Middlewich YFC. I met Peter at the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs AGM in Blackpool. We married in 1996 and have farmed ever since.
In 2007, when our boys were 8 and 6, I was into my third year of baking cakes in my kitchen. I was selling them at 4 farmers market per month, supplying two café’s, a butchers and a farm shop.
My cakes were popular. I could have grown that business if I had someone who could have pointed me in the right direction.
- I needed knowledge
- I needed connections
- I needed inspiration
- I needed resources
- I needed support
I needed a community. I never found one.
That’s why I’ve founded Rural Business Network