In the Media

Newspaper and magazine articles

Sally writes articles for the farming press.

A regular feature writer for Country Smallholding, her articles have included a three-part Living on one acre (2016), Buying at a ram sale (2016), Greenham Reach project (2015), The Secrets of Soil two-parter (2014), Shedding Sheep (2014), Going Organic (2013). She also reports for CS from the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

She also writes for Home Farmer with the features ‘Living on one acre or less’ and ‘Edible Perennials ‘ in 2016.

As well as writing books and features, Sally edits Organic Farming magazine for the Soil Association.

Mentions in the media

Empire Farm has been lucky to have been mentioned in a number of newspaper and magazine articles. The first was a mention in Xanthe Clay’s column in the Telegraph in December 2007. The most recent were in the Sunday Times on 17 January 2106 and Waitrose Weekend 19 August 2016 . In 2014, the Empire Farm School was being named as one of the top five butchery schools in the UK by the Guardian. Tim Dowling in the Guardian wrote: “This organic farm school has a fantastic selection of courses for would-be butchers. These include hands-on butchery days held twice a year, and a weekend of butchery and charcuterie training, held in February and again in the summer.”

We have also been featured in the Shooting Times, Devon Life, Somerset Life, and the Smallholder Magazine.

Other mentions include:

Top 50 Weekend Courses

Our Curing and Smoking Course was included in Jane Alexander’s Top 50 Weekend Courses published in the Telegraph on 28 January 2010

Take a stab at this revival

Article in the Metro 1st September 2009 by Chloe Scott. This resulted in Dan getting a lot of calls from TV production companies!

The Rise and Rise of DIY Butchery, Independent 9 August 2009

This article was written by Susie Mesure of the Independent and this kicked off a lot of interest. The article can be read here.

Is the internet farming’s golden goose?

Sally was interviewed by Tom O’Meara for an article which appeared in the Telegraph in December 2008.


To celebrate the launch of her book, Sally was interviewed by Steve Yabsley of Radio Bristol and Radio Somerset in April 2016. She had a regular 5-minute slot on his radio programme for a week discussing aspects of smallholding.

In January 2014 Sally was interviewed by Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 about the smallholder and butchery courses.

Colleen Jackson, from Somerset Farm Radio, visited the farm and talked to Sally Morgan about the 100 acre organic farm that she runs with her husband, Adrian. They discussed raising poultry. promotion of traditional and endangered breeds and the courses for foodies, chefs and smallholders who want to learn how to add value to their meat. Listen to the first interview in 2008 here. Colleen visited again in January 2009 to talk to people on the butchery day. To listen click here