Britain imports almost half the food it consumes but there are many ways that consumers can buy locally produced products and support their farmers. Below are some examples of British produced food you may not know:
Garlic – there are several varieties of garlic that are grown in the UK and it often has better flavour and higher production standards than the imported varieties.
Buffalo Mozzarella – while most people think of Italy when this soft cheese comes to mind, there are several organic, biodynamic farms that produce an extremely high quality and fresher cheese than those imported.
Champagne – most people don’t realize that the south of England is a wine producing region and it champagnes are becoming as good as some imported varieties.
Tea – this staple British drink was the result of all that empire building. Today there are some, though very few, local tea producers based in Cornwall.