Cultivated & Nurtured By Women
LAND GIRLS STORY
Land Girls (TM) celebrates inspirational women in farming who continue to go against the grain by supporting themselves and their communities around the world. We source the best Fairtrade produce from carefully selected small farms across the globe; fair not only in price but fair for the women growers whose hard work shines through in their outstanding produce.
Currently working with two cooperatives of female coffee growers in South America and Indonesia, Land Girls is proud to launch its first two products – Fairtrade coffee.
Both roasts are representative of their communities and grown by women farmers to support their families. For founder, Emma Brown, finding the right farmers to work with was just as important as sourcing a delicious coffee.
Emma comes from a long line of fiercely independent women farmers. As a child, her grandmother – who farmed single-handedly – taught her how to sow seeds and watch them grow. Emma was fascinated, but she also saw first-hand the difficulties women in farming faced and the seeds for Land Girls were planted.
Farmers are always facing uncertainty; prices, the weather, the habits of the consumer and (at the time of launching Land Girls) a pandemic. But like our fore-bearers who taught us to be passionate about what we do, perfectionists over the food we produce and respectful of the land we cultivate, we will endure.
Having fought all her life to show strength, resilience and independence in a male-orientated trade, when her application for a farm tenancy was turned down, Emma was determined not to be beaten, instead turning her attention to supporting other women in farming who go against the grain every day.
From a handful of coffee beans, Land Girls will continue to grow as a brand and as a voice for female farmers across the world. And with your support, we could change the future for generations of female farmers to come.
Emma lives in Rutland with her husband Matt and two daughters and has a small holding raising pigs and a flock of Hebridean sheep. She hopes her own journey and those of the female farmers she supports will inspire other generations to follow in her footsteps.