Food glorious food! It’s the heart of our business and the gates to our kitchen are fiercely guarded to maintain our standards and reputation – only the best quality, natural and local produce gains entry to Quattro HQ! Our commitment to buying locally sourced ingredients is supported by you, our valued customers as well as a host of organisations including the wonderful Love British Food, a campaign promoting the freshest and most delicious food grown on our own soil.
The 20th annual celebration of British produce is marked this year at British Food Fortnight, from September 18th to October 3rd. This year marks two decades of celebrating the delicious and diverse food that our island produces. It’s a highlight in the Quattro calendar.
As leading food manufacturers and suppliers we are proud supporters of the initiative, designed to encourage us to make a bee-line for British food in shops and restaurants. British Food Fortnight hopes to build and nurture a vibrant domestic food market not only for consumers, but for farmers and food producers, to allow them to grow their businesses with increased demand. This year’s event brings together hundreds of organisations and is set to be the biggest and most popular yet.
We like to keep ahead of the curve to ensure that our ranges are in tune with customer needs and market demand, and we do our best to keep up with the exciting innovations developed by our suppliers. We like to know what you can look forward to seeing on supermarket shelves in the coming year and to understand better how we can boost our use of local produce. So let’s head down to our nearest events for a lesson in British fare.
Through activities in communities across the country, from cookery lessons to educational sessions about local farming, and to special menus in hundreds of schools, British Food Fortnight will teach young people about the food grown on their doorstep.
From menu promotions in pubs and restaurants to special events in the Houses of Parliament and at Silverstone, British Food Fortnight is spreading the word far and wide. NHS Trusts are putting special menus into hospitals and care homes across the country and universities are highlighting British food on student menus and working to educate young people about healthy, quality produce. Fresher’s Week coincides with the Fortnight in many universities – what better time to celebrate?
Here are some of the best reasons for buying British.
- Support local producers and farmers
- Low carbon footprint as food has less distance to travel from farm to shop
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables are healthy and contain nutrients that our bodies need at certain times of the year
- British meat and chicken farmers proudly adhere to some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
So keep an eye out for local food festivals this month and meet some of Britain’s very best producers. Join British Food Fortnight and rejoice in the food that is grown in our own back yard.