UK food - from fish & meat to veggie options

please send us info for any UK food produce you would like to see on the shelves of our shops.

Recommend a british shop!

  

  

The UK has a phenominal range of foods available to the local buyer, but many supermarkets choose to buy more from the EU, than locally produced food.

 

Some of the arguments are that it is cheaper to buy from the EU!  Well, there might be instances where this is true, but what about the damage to the environment caused by the large articulated trucks roaring across or roads, not to mention the damage to the local roads! This is also an additional hidden cost, when it comes to road repair..generally the local council, which in turn might need to increase council taxes to raise more funds. In other words you end up paying more for EU goods.

 

Then many people say...well the British shop at Supermarkets like Lidl...which is German, but we must be fair here to Lidl's - When we did a shop, there was so much food that had the UK flag, from salad packs to all the cheeses, chilled foods and more....there is even a great range of English beers!!

 

So... we feel Lidl's have recognised the need of their UK customers to purchase local British produce, to keep their UK customers happy. Go try for yourself and please let us know. There is a comments and blog section on our website.

 

So what are the choices for British foods?

 To start with...Britain being an Island, the first foods that come to mind are from the sea. So many types of edible fish, Cod, herring, mackeral, shellfish, crab and prawns and more.

 

Our fishing industry, needs us to buy as much UK caught fish as possible.  In our own area of the Great Britain in Devon...we have a wonderful choce of fish, and the sooner we can catch more, rather than being told what we can catch by BRUSSELS...the better for all UK citizens from Lands End to John O'Groats in Scotland.

 

We have recently seen new fishmonger shops opening here in Devon, which is most welcome. It is also wonderful to see the simple opening time notice: Open 9am - until sold out !!

 

So, please let us know of any new fishmongers opening in your area.

 

Next look at our landscape, England's green and pleasant land. Filled with fields producing all sorts of oats and cereals, then there are the fruit farms producing all sorts of berries, apples, pears etc...and not forgetting the hops that make the world renowned real Ales!

 

Farming

 

Next look at our farming, we have some of the most ethical animal farms in Europe, beef, lamb, pigs and poultry. Also organic farming and the farmers themselves are a caring bunch when it comes to their animals welfare.

 

So, choose British produce as much as possible....even at the German owned Supermarkets such as Lidl.  It is always marked with the British Flag.