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The magazine for ethical eaters.

Written by our in-house journalists and a pool of some of the best freelancers in their fields, our stories aim to join the dots between the joy of food and the realities behind our decisions around what to eat and buy. From plastic to living with purpose, from enjoying a good meal to tracing the stories and challenges faced by the farmers behind your food.

Set up in 2018 to inspire and inform positive change through original journalism, Wicked Leeks magazine is proudly and transparently published by Riverford Organic Farmers. Find out more here.

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  • A weekly email with exclusive original stories on sustainable food and ethical business
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But don’t take our word for it… here’s what others say:

It’s one of the oddities of British life that the liveliest, most intelligent, well-written and researched national magazine on food is published by a cooperatively owned vegetable box scheme. Without losing touch with the pleasures of food, editor Nina Pullman has a nose for revealing stories and an understanding of the links between the food on our plates and the big political and cultural issues. Sheila Dillon, presenter of Radio 4’s The Food Programme

Wicked Leeks is like a breath of fresh air – opening minds to the idea of a truly better food system and the radical but vital policies needed to support it, and sharing practical, inspiring examples of how it can be done. Everyone should know what’s possible, and, critically, how they can get involved, as eaters, growers and cookers as well as citizens. Vicki Hird, head of farming at campaign group Sustain and author of Rebugging the Planet

I love reading about people who are making a difference to the environment – love how Wicked Leeks is changing the narrative about food and farming. Asma Khan, chef owner of The Darjeeling Express

I have adored devouring Wicked Leeks since issue 1. Every friend I give it to, or share with, is converted. It’s got the right mix of fact, stories, humour, rant, positivity, stark statistics and love of nature and Mother Earth. I highly recommend it as essential reading. Melissa Hemsley, cook, author of Feel Good: Quick and Easy Recipes for Comfort and Joy

Never afraid to shy away from tricky issues, challenge mainstream ideas or dig that little bit deeper beneath the surface of assumptions, the Wicked Leeks magazine is bold, brave and original, with a community of contributors and readers that certainly has a fire in its belly to push for change. Anna Turns, environmental journalist and author of Go Toxic Free

Functioning liberal democracy and perhaps even the future of our planet relies on access to sound and impartial information. Informed, non partisan, balanced journalism is vital to shaping the debate on the future of food and farming in the UK. Try as I might, the Wicked Leeks editor pretty much ignores my attempts to influence editorial decisions so I am pretty sure she does the same to others. I only wish the same could be said of the Daily Mail. Guy Singh-Watson, farmer and founder of organic veg box company Riverford

Wicked Leeks is a brilliant publication, cutting through to the very heart of complex topics in food and farming. As an agroecologist, I am proud to be part of a movement of farmers, growers, crofters and food producers who are committed to fairer and more sustainable food systems – and Wicked Leeks plays an important role in ensuring our voices are heard. I have been privileged to contribute to articles, and always enjoying reading each new issue. Nikki Yoxall, agroecological farmer and research manager for the Pasture Fed Livestock Association

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It’s been amazing to watch Wicked Leeks grow in readership and influence over the four years since its launch. It’s become a leading editorial voice for the truly sustainable food and farming movement in the UK, providing a diverse platform for the voices within it. Grounded by its roots on a leading organic farm, its reach now stretches far wider – providing both thought leadership and challenges to the sector and helping us all explore the ultimate question of how we can feed people, in a fair and sustainable way, while also tackling the climate and nature crises of our time. Dan Morrell, digital engagement and campaigns manager at the Soil Association

If there’s one British publication I would say is currently bridging the gap between production and the more chef/restaurant side of food media, it’s Wicked Leeks, an online and physical magazine published by Riverford Organic. Magazines attached to larger operations can be a bit tricky, having to weigh up radical content against corporate concerns, but I’ve always felt Wicked Leeks gets the balance just right. Jonathan Nunn, editor of Vittles newsletter


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