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British Food Fortnight! Pig out for Britain!

 
It was good to see the article by Sharon Griffiths marking the start of British Food Fortnight (Echo, Sept 19). Apart from reducing food miles, there is another reason to buy British and buy local – for the welfare of animals. Britain’s farm animals enjoy the highest standards of welfare anywhere in the world (though the minimum standard required by law is still not high enough, in my opinion.) Any high-street butcher will be able to tell you where and how the animals you buy for meat have been raised.
Alternatively, you can buy from farmers markets, or direct from the farm, where you can see for yourself how the animals are kept, find out how far they are transported for slaughter (an important consideration), and so on.
I buy almost all my meat from Broom House Farm, mentioned in the article.
The farm is organic. The standard of animal welfare is exemplary. The quality of the meat and other produce is superb and there is an excellent coffee shop as well as children’s play facilities and adventure trails which are both fun and educational.
Pete Winstanley, Durham
 
29 September, 2009 at 11:25

Tags: Broom House Farm, British Food Fortnight, Buy Local

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