Gareth Barlow

Former farmer turned media presenter

In 2007 at the age of seventeen I became a first generation farmer, with no prior knowledge of farming I took the plunge, sold my Xbox and bought six sheep.

Fast forward to 2013. In the intervening years I’d worked on the Prince of Wales’ farm, trained as a butcher, worked as a slaughterman, sold lamb to fine dining and Michelin starred restaurants, surrounded myself with five hundred sheep.

In the December of that year, at the ripe old age of twenty three, I took a sabbatical from day-to-day farming. My experiences in the meat supply industry highlighted how little information is available to consumers regarding food itself - there’s plenty of information on how to cook but not what we’re cooking.

So now you’ll find me talking about food and farming on my weekly radio show, recording some films for TV, writing articles and blogging at

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