Building a community – Jo Martin

A photograph of Jo Martin and family
Jo Martin and family

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

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