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Farming and food

Farming and food

Farming isn't just about producing food, farmers help maintain the unique character of the English landscape with its hedgerows meadows, woods, and traditional barns. Buying locally produced food can help ensure a thriving future for farming.

Farming

Farming covers 69% of land in England and therefore plays a huge part in shaping our countryside and everything that lives in it. We promote sustainable farming that supports livelihoods and helps to maintain a living, working countryside diverse in wildlife.

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Local foods

Most of our food comes from the big supermarket chains, which sell very little locally produced food. Buying locally produced food helps shoppers make a connection with farmers, is good for the environment and creates jobs within communities.

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