Call to keep Farmers Markets open as ‘safer’ shopping alternative

As more and more consumers shift their focus towards shopping ‘local’, Farmer’s Markets across the UK are calling on the public to visit them for a sustainable and safe retail experience.

English sparkling wine leading global innovation

English sparkling wine is fast becoming a leader on the global stage – not just for its exceptional quality and dedicated producers, but also with the industry’s thirst to drive innovation, according to Defra.

Red Tractor asks farmers to help shape future standards

The UK’s leading farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers to engage in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve.

British carrots labelled ‘grown in Spain’

Tesco has confirmed that a “small number” of its bags of British carrots, carrying the Red Tractor logo, were mistakenly labelled as having been grown in Spain.

More shoppers planning to use farm shops this Christmas

New survey suggests Covid-19 has led to a quarter of people surveyed increasing their use of farm shops and local producers this year.

Lamb and beef back on the menu for climate-conscious consumers

Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt is encouraging people hosting smaller Christmas gatherings to consider a piece of lamb or beef as an alternative to a turkey this year

Customers urged to ‘shop local’ as national ward finalists announced

The finalists of a national awards celebrating the best in the farm retail industry have been announced.    

Highland estate launches new venison brand

Jahama Highland Estates, part of GFG Alliance, has opened its first food retail shop selling a new brand of ethically-produced wild venison.

MPs vote against food standards amendment

A debate in the House of Commons has seen MPs vote against an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, brought by the House of Lords, which would have required that standard of imported food to match UK standards.

Govt announces U-turn on food standards commission

Government ministers have announced that the Trade and Agriculture Commission will now become a statutory body, following months of campaigning to protect British food and farming standards in future trade deals.

Red Tractor chair to stand down amid food standards backlash

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has announced that she will leave Red Tractor next month at the end of her tenure as chair, following recent controversy over the Ag Bill debate.

Dairy at ‘front and centre’ for consumers in lockdown

Covid-19 has placed dairy ‘front and centre’ in the daily lives of UK consumers – with most products seeing an uplift in retail sales during lockdown, according to the AHDB.

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