Welsh kitchens opening up for breakfast week in new year


Jamie Bowman

FARMHOUSE kitchens across the country will soon be filled with mouth-watering smells as part of the Farmers’ Union of Wales campaign to support locally produced Welsh Food.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and demonstrate the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce available around the country.

The FUW is also keen to encourage people to think about where their breakfast food comes from and support the farmers who produce it.

In 2017 the week will run from January 22 to 29 and will be celebrated through hearty breakfast events in farmhouse kitchens across the country, including Cilcain Village Hall, which will host an event on Saturday, January 28.

“Politicians, key stakeholders and the general public need to really understand the important role the food and drink sector plays in their everyday lives, so to do just that we will be enjoying some great local produce to kickstart our day as part of our breakfast week campaign,” said FUW president Glyn Roberts.

“But we want you to be a part of what we do and share your thoughts and worries about the state of the industry, tell us your stories and help us to understand how we can help each other.

“This breakfast campaign provides an opportunity to promote the quality premium local produce that farmers grow for us every day of the year and throughout breakfast week the FUW will shine a spotlight on the importance of our rural economy.

“Decision makers who are joining us will see the vital part farmers play in maintaining our rural communities, in sustaining a viable and profitable agricultural sector, and of course producing excellent food.

“Over the last year the FUW has been busy highlighting why farming matters – not just in terms of food security, but also in terms of our rural economy and our rural communities.

“A host of businesses up and down the country have already been supporting the FUW in bringing that message across to politicians over the past 12 months and through farm visits, round table discussions and meetings, the Union has been making great progress in highlighting why #FarmingMatters.

“However, we want to continue that work and would like to invite you to join us around the kitchen table for breakfast. 

“All across Wales farms are opening up their kitchens for you, where we will be joined by producers, members and our local politicians.

“So why not book your place at one of our kitchen tables and help us to show why farming matters?”

If you need any further information on any of the locations and breakfasts held in your area, or if you want to get involved by sponsoring some produce or if you also want to host a breakfast as part of the FUW’s breakfast week - just give your local county executive officer a quick call.

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