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British Food Fortnight: 5 ways to buy British

As Love Brtish Food launch their British Food Fortnight once again, Emily Ashworth looks at ways you help to buy and support your British farmers. 

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Support British farmers during British Food Fortnight!

Love British Food have once again launched their British Food Fortnight, running from September 21 to October 6.

 

There are many ways to buy British or local produce, from butchers to markets to the big retailers.

 

Below are five ways to know you are buying British.

Research

 

Research in to farm shops near you. Most produce, especially meat, is reared on-farm and other produce is sourced locally.

 

It is also good to know what is in season, then you know what to look for at the market, farm shop or supermarket where you shop.

Labelling

 

One of the best ways to know if something is British is to look for labelling on produce.

 

For example, Red Tractor and RSPCA Assured are sure ways of knowing what you are eating has been produced in this country.

 

Most produce at farm shops and markets can also give you more detail about where your produce originates from, right back to the farm and area.

Planning meals

 

By planning meals, you can be more decisive in what you buy and perhaps look in more depth at what you are cooking with.

 

It is also good to talk to your local butcher, in a shop, supermarket or on the market, as they can also advise the best cut and more information.

Farmers' markets

 

Using your local farmers' market is a great way to buy local and British. It is also a good way to buy produce that has not travelled very far. Check when the nearest one to you is on, as many do alternate dates.

Love British Food

Go the Love British Food website for more inspiration on how to buy and cook Great British produce. There are tips on everything from budgeting to ways to use up leftover foods.

 

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