IMPROVED branding of produce from family farms will not only bring farmers closer to their consumers but help businesses cash in on their niche offerings.
Best of British
FARMERS GUARDIAN is teaming up with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (R.A.B.I) and Barclays to host an evening of fun, fashion and entertainment to raise money for farmers struggling to make ends meet.
On the farm
Electronic identification is mandatory in sheep flocks, widely adopted in dairying, but less so on beef units. Howard Walsh reports.
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In Your Field
The weather: I wish I did not have to mention it again but, my God, we had our fair share of rain early this month. We had a day’s rain on Saturday October 4, then 36 hours of constant and, at times, torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday last week.
FG Food guru
October’s food guru is a double act from our picture desk which consists of Marcello Garbagnoli and Theresa Eveson. They whipped up Pan-fried lamb chops with sweet potato and tomato chilli salsa served with hawthorne gin and blackberry whiskey.
FG Cookery Editor
A delicious sausage dish served hot for an evening meal, but equally delicious served cool for a buffet.