This week we’re learning about how to move food around planet earth via just the power of the wind. Awesome produce, better for the environment, direct from the producer to the consumer, delivered by the wind. I’m going to take you back in time, when beautiful tall ships criss-crossed the sea to deliver foods we couldn’t grow ourselves.
You might think I’m describing the 18th or 19th century. Actually, I’m only turning the clock back by a few months, when a former herring logger called The Gallant sailed serenely into Newhaven, with a cargo of olive oil, almonds and sea salt.
This programme is about the amazing groups that have an impressive vision: to transport food and drink across oceans(and to our plates) in a way that is not only kinder to the planet, but – in the case of Sail Cargo South East – also supports community groups who benefit from being out on the sea…. Plus they give hospitality businesses like The Herb Kitchen brilliant stories to share about their wind-powered ingredients.
You’ll hear from Dan Cuss, co-founder of The Herb Kitchen later in the programme. But first we meet Dhara Thompson, co-founder of Sail Cargo Southeast and the Sail Boat Project based in Sussex…