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Welcome to Welsh Food Producers
LOCAL FOOD, LOCAL FUTURES - Local people working together for change
Wales's reputation for food production is centuries old with its unspoiled fertile agricultural land, rich fishing waters and mild climate producing a wealth of excellent produce, including some of the finest seafood in the UK.
Local and regional food is predominantly related to food miles and thus reducing the Carbon footprint. By buying locally you are shortening the food chain, and ensuring seasonal fresh produce of the highest quality and standard every time. By building a more locally based food economy one in which sustainable food production and traceability is integrated to enhance the local economic and environmental value.
REASONS TO BUY LOCAL AND REGIONAL FOOD
Buying food from local farmers and producers, and from shops stocking local produce, helps to keep them in business. This in turn helps to create local jobs and a strong local economy. Buying local also lowers 'food miles', which reduces the use of fossil fuels and helps to protect the environment from harmful exhaust fumes. When you buy local, your produce will not have travelled hundreds or even thousands of miles. This will help in the battle against climate change. By buying local, you are receiving the freshest possible produce, traceable back to the point of production.
One must sample Welsh Black Beef, the rose coloured beef is indigenous to the area and of the highest quality. Quality can also be associated with its pork and lamb, which is widely available in local farm shops, delicatessens and butchers. There is a strong tradition of farmhouse dairy production throughout, and this is reflected in the range of speciality cheeses available. Local producers, a number of these specialising in organic farming, baking, supply fresh fruit and vegetables, resulting in produce of the finest quality.