Shropshire Petals support Back British Farming Day
Back British Farming Day
Here at Shropshire Petals, we're proud to support the NFU's Back British Farming Day this September 15th. As a symbol to British farming hundreds of our Shropshire grown wheat buttonholes have been wrapped in British wool and sent out to MP's to wear in the Houses of Parliament to show their support too.
Why support British farming?
- Buying British grown produce means less air miles and a much lower carbon footprint than imports, which is better for the environment
- British farmers work tirelessly to deliver top quality, great tasting and affordable food at world-leading standards for all diets
- British farmers care for and maintain our picturesque countryside by taking care of their soil, providing havens for wildlife and pollinators, and
- British food and farming is worth almost over £120 billion to the UK economy (2020) and creates about 4 million jobs
- Over a third of British farmers and growers use solar, wind, farming by-products and energy crops to produce clean low-carbon energy.
What can you do to support British farming?
Where possible make sure to buy your produce seasonally, and from British farms. An easy way to spot you're buying from a reliable British farm, is to buy produce with a red tractor assured logo. That means it came from a traceable source, safe and farmed with care.
Here at Shropshire Petals we grow a variety of flowers during the summer months on our Shropshire based farm. Our flowers are picked by hand and dried onsite to make biodegradable confetti or dried flower bunches. British dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular as they last much longer than fresh flowers, they have a lower carbon footprint as they're already grown here in the UK and they don't need any maintenance either. Our flowers field act as a haven to wildlife during the summer months, which is especially great news for pollinators. Take a look at our range of dried petal confetti, or dried flower collection.
Get involved with #backbritishfarmingday
Show your support on social media with the hashtag #backbritishfarmingday. Why not share a picture of your British grown lunch, or you can download a printable sign from the NFU's website. There are lots more ideas of how you can get involved on the NFU's website too.
We love to share what's going on, on our family run farm on our social media, so make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for a behind the scenes glimpse of life of on the farm.
All our love, SP xx