Posted 23 January 2013
Harper Adams places a strong emphasis on sourcing local ingredients and that is at the heart of this campaign – championing the fantastic produce that British farmers grow across the country.
Harper Adams University is demonstrating its commitment to supporting British producers by championing a national campaign.
Staff and students are being encouraged to enjoy healthy breakfasts as part of Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which started on Monday and runs until Saturday.
The Catering Department is offering free porridge and tea and coffee, as well as special promotions on locally produced breakfast items.
Catering Manager, David Nuttall, said: “Many people skip breakfast during the week so we wanted to give our support to this fantastic campaign.
“Harper Adams places a strong emphasis on sourcing local ingredients and that is at the heart of this campaign – championing the fantastic produce that British farmers grow across the country.”
Pork and lamb is supplied to the on-campus catering outlets by the university farm, reducing food miles to just metres.
Sausages are produced on site and a special promotion on Wednesday saw sausage sandwiches and baps being sold at cut-price.
David added: “We are very proud of our sustainable food chain, it allows us to use fresh, seasonal produce on our menus, both for students and conference guests.
“As the UK’s only dedicated agri-food science university it is important that we show our full support to campaigns such as Farmhouse Breakfast Week, Fairtrade Fortnight and other events.”
One of the first people to snap up a cut-price sausage bap was Jane Austin, the university’s Student Services Administrator. She said: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You can’t start your day without it.”
Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an annual celebration championing the importance of breakfast which aims to get the nation to ‘Shake Up Their Wake Up’.
Managed by HGCA, the campaign started in 2000 and takes place every January. It is more successful each year with over 1,000 events and promotions taking place in 2012 alongside extensive media coverage.
To find out more, visit http://www.shakeupyourwakeup.com/