Support farming in UK with Red Tractor

South Holland residents are being urged to back Red Tractor Week and support British farms.

The week from Monday, September 11, celebrates food and farming in this country.

Alison Pratt, National Farmers Union regional communications advisor, said it was a scheme worth supporting.

“Here in South Lincolnshire, we produce an enormous range of produce that carries the logo and during the week we’ll be asking NFU members to join in with the campaign and use their social media accounts to tell their own stories.

“You will be able to find out about Lincolnshire’s wheat, sugar, potato and vegetable producers and how they grow their Red Tractor crops.

“British food is produced to some of the highest standards in the world and when you see the Red Tractor you’ll know that that food has been inspected and approved at every stage of production, from farm to fork.

“Why not join in with Red Tractor week, too and discover some fantastic recipes using produce grown on your doorstep – whether that’s a gorgeous head of broccoli, a beautiful baking potato or some cracking cavolo nero?”

Supported by BBC Countryfile presenter and Red Tractor farmer Adam Henson, people will be encouraged to cook their own recipes using Red Tractor products and post them online using #Trustthetractor.

Each day will focus on a different key British ingredient and will be supported by a daily competition.

Everyone can take part via social media (on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Trustthetractor) and on the Red Tractor website

“This year has been a patchy harvest with mixed quality in wheat and barley, however overall it has been a positive result.

“With quality being key, it is more important than ever that the crop is looked after, which is why good standards are important,” said Adam.

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