The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 is “Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers”.
From its foundation the Priory has been associated with its landscape, the land and farming. For most of us, 20th century supply chains have distanced us from the people that produce the food that we eat. As a spin on the Fairtrade Campaign we have been finding out about our local farming community and have produced a short directory which provides information about some of the farms and farmers local to the Priory.
Our sincere thanks go to Pam Blackburn, Sharon Bolland, Andy Carr, James Foster, Sue Heseltine, David Pighills and Joanna Winterburn for sharing information about their farms.
We all sit down for breakfast every day. How often do we think about where our food comes from? We hope that the information and insights here will remind us to engage with issues surrounding food and food production so that we can stand up for farmers.