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Been meaning to e-mail you all week – it has been a little hectic to say the least.

Wanted to thank you for all the work you put in for our party on Saturday night. It was a pleasure to work with you all at Chef in My Kitchen. A massive thanks to you also for the present – that was so kind of you and I shall be treating myself to it on Saturday…

Nicola Patterson, Isle Of Man

Let’s all give our local businesses a chance. They deserve it.

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Let’s all give our local businesses a chance. They deserve it.

It is feared the UK’s farming industry could suffer a critical shortage in skilled labour if younger people aren’t attracted into the profession.

40% of the agricultural workforce in the UK is over 50, almost half of farm owners and managers don’t have anyone to take over the business, and over the next decade 60,000 new people will be needed to replace retiring workers. A main factor for this is that young working force doesn’t believe they will be able to make a living out of it. This is probably true, considering that the majority of us rush day in day out to supermarkets for their shopping list.

For us personally, all of our milk gets delivered by our local farmer, as for shopping for our customers’ dinner parties, again, farmers markets are our main suppliers. Where else can you find the freshest, handpicked, locally grown produce, eggs, and meat products and a friendly farmer who is accommodating and grateful as opposed to a machine in a supermarket checkout telling you loudly “unauthorised item in the bagging area”.   Yes may be we are paying few pennies more than we would be paying in a supermarket, but that is because these big guys are squeezing the farmers to sell it to them at bottom prices and in some cases at a lost margin. Most people don’t think about or realise how fragile small farmers are and how close to the edge many operate.

So if you choose to be a conscious consumer – support your local farmers by spending 10% of what you usually spend in a supermarket in your local farm shop or farmers market. Not only you will be helping your local businesses but you will be learning more about local produce and products and bringing healthy (chemical free) foods to your table. We do.

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