Meat free Monday anyone?
More and more information is being opened up to us about the benefits of a vegetable based diet. Not just the obvious health benefits but also the benefits to the planet or, more accurately, avoiding the negative environmental effects of the large-scale farming industry such as deforestation, climate change, extreme water usage, soil degradation and spread of pollutants to name a few. The agricultural industry burns more fossil fuels and contributes to climate change more than all of the planet’s transport usage combined.
Having said that, we are lucky here in Cornwall to have an abundance of small scale local farmers who we are able to purchase from. Purchasing locally means our carbon footprint is reduced and we know our meat is of a high quality and we are contributing to the local economy. We are also able to actively visit the farms to monitor sustainability practices as well as animal welfare standards, something I will be doing personally in the near future.
Because of the spread of environmental information, awareness is growing and we are conscious that more and more people are making mindful decisions when it comes to what they put on their plates, so we wanted to be able to offer our customers more options.