There are lots of reasons to Back British Farming – but on a day-to-day basis, what can you do to make a difference?
Check food labels
Finding country of origin information on food labels can be tricky.
However, the Red Tractor logo is a guarantee you are buying quality food and drink. Combined with the British flag, it’s a sure way to know the produce can be traced back to British farms.
The British Lion is the UK’s most successful food safety mark with nearly 90% of UK eggs now produced within the Lion scheme.
Choosing British food means you are buying quality ingredients produced by hardworking British farmers. But buying British food is sometimes easier said than done. Luckily, we’re here to help. Check out our buying guides for the latest information on sourcing policies for own-brand food products.
Eat with the seasons
You can enjoy fresh, quality produce by buying what’s in season. Eating seasonal produce is a great way to back British farming.
If in doubt – ask
Remember, shopping at a local butcher or independent shop doesn’t guarantee that the food you’re buying is British, so if it’s not clear, it’s best to ask.
Can’t find a seasonal British ingredient on the supermarket shelf, or looking at a menu that’s a bit vague on country of origin? Ask the manager where the food is from – and vote with your feet if you’re not happy with the answer.
Enjoy the countryside safely and responsibly
The beautiful, bountiful British countryside is one of our nation’s greatest assets. Three quarters of land in England and Wales is managed by farmers – they need your help to keep the land safe for everyone. Here’s how.
Fly tipping is an eye sore, ruining our enjoyment of the beautiful British landscape – but it also has serious implications for working farms. Here’s how you can help tackle fly-tipping.
Stop sky lanterns
Often seen as cause for celebration, sky lanterns are in fact a hazard to the environment and to animal safety.
We’ve campaigned hard to ban the use of sky lanterns – but more needs to be done. Find out how you can get involved.
Discover the uplands
The British hills and uplands are one of the most iconic farmed landscapes in the country.
Learn more about these beautiful parts of Britain with our pocket guide, and find out how you can play your part in helping them thrive.
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Inspire the next generation
One of the most exciting ways to Back British Farming is to inspire young minds through our education programme, Let’s Talk Farming. You can visit our roadshow, download resources or hold your own event. Find out more below:
Our Let’s Talk Farming roadshow travels the length and breadth of the country visiting schools, shows, fairs and food festivals telling youngsters where their food comes from. Find out where you can see it here.
Lots of farms open their doors to the public and it’s a great opportunity to learn how our food is produced.
Open Farm Sunday is held every June and hundreds of farms take part – find out more at www.farmsunday.org/. The NFU is proud to have been a sponsor of Open Farm Sunday since it started in 2006.