Pre-Packed Horse-rendous, Local produce shines, says columnist Richie Stamp
With all the debate and controversial discussions & the
shocking findings... What is going on in our food chain ??? Am amazed and disturbed
as a foodie & Chef & a advocate of local food that horse meat has found
its way into our food. Burgers, now it has progressed to pre-packed Lasagnes
& similar 'ping' products.
Are we supposed to eat these animals as sophisticated,
professional & animal caring humans ?
I was watching the news and was glad to see the news media
was reporting from a farmer's market. Where local meat product's was flying off
the shelves. Sales going up by 20% apparently well I am not surprised. This is
obviously not a new thing, but because of the recent findings it has woken
people up that going to a local farmer's market to purchase your weekly meat is
beneficial, because it is all
The source is there to be seen. They are what it says on the tin !
The products are not processed to look fake & plastic. Taste the fresh
You can get more for your pound.
Price. Good prices & bargains at a local farmer's market. Your dealing
with the producer ! Not a manufactured factory. Your missing the '3rd
party' – the supermarket !
Handmade & organic products with lots of thought gone into the additional
ingredients to give you a variety of flavours.. For example Pork & Apple
Burgers & Lincolnshire Sausages with Ale.
There are a few more benefits to going to a farmers market, it
gets you in the outdoors mostly, going to food festivals is another great way
to buy local produce.
In Lincolnshire we celebrate our produce greatly, we are as
a county, one of the biggest food producers in the country. We are lucky to be
living in a county with so much local produce on our door step. We have a few
brilliant Farm Shops local to Scunthorpe and of course we have our Food Market
in the town centre, we should celebrate local Scunthorpe foods more.
Perhaps the government should really look seriously at this
issue and go local more than they do. For more information on Local
Lincolnshire Food & our local products. Browse these websites here - http://www.visitlincolnshire.com http://www.eatlincolnshire.com/