Posted: Thu 19th Nov 2015

Local farmers want Deeside public to buy Welsh produce.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 19th, 2015

BUY WELSH PRODUCE! That was the message coming out of a meeting between Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant who has lent his support to local farmers in their bid to ask the public to support Welsh produce.

Mr Sargeant met with farmers from Alyn and Deeside and an eye-catching weapon in their fight to promote Welsh produce – the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) #BackWelshFarming trailer.

The trailer, branded with the ‘It’s Time to Back Welsh Farming’ bilingual campaign message is being towed by a Land Rover Defender, which has been donated by Land Rover UK to NFU Cymru to help with the campaign.

“I’m happy to back local farmers in this campaign because it makes sense from an environmental and economic perspective to support local produce and businesses.” said the Deeside AM.

The farmers, who met with Mr Sergeant in Queensferry, explained that they were asking shoppers to help them by looking out for the three Ls when out shopping:

• Logos – indicating quality standards and origin of ingredients

• Labels – indicate where products are from and how they are made

• Location – point of sale locations like shops or supermarkets should be placing Welsh products in high-visibility areas.

NFU Clwyd county chairman Evan Roberts said:

“The current state of the industry in lamb and milking is the hardest we’ve seen and the support of the public and the Welsh Government would be very much appreciated.

“It would be good if the public could demand more Welsh produce in their supermarkets as we have a very good supply here in Wales – there is no need to fly in lamb from New Zealand.”

Dairy farmer Terrig Morgan of Carreg y Llech Farm, Treuddyn, said:

“We want the general public to buy Welsh produce and we’re very pleased that Carl Sargeant as our local Assembly Member has taken an interest and listened to our concerns.”

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