The thought behind the poster:
After reading several articles on British farming and imported foods, this quotation really hit home for me.
“Defra estimates that about 90% of all farm enterprises in England are family run but many struggle to make a profit.”
After growing up and living on farms my entire life, I found this astounding.
Why do we import so much produce, when homegrown British meats, fruits and vegetables are some of the best in the world? We have beautiful surroundings and countryside that rear some of the finest beef, lamb or pork.
I grew up on acres of land with extensive apple orchards, yet 76% of apples in our supermarkets have traveled 3,700 miles from the US into your fruit bowl.
Even the humble potato, a staple in British cooking is being imported from Irasel in the quantity of 350,000 tonnes each year, even DURING British potato season.
The list is endless, and I could go on for hours, so please research more and get in touch with your local farmers to get your hands on the best quality produce available.
Support Your Local Farmer. Buy British.