Saturday, 17 April 2010

Food yards, not food miles

We have had a busy week canvassing many areas across the constituency with teams out every day. This morning we were back in Redruth around Albany Road, Carknown, Westbourne Heights and Trewirgie Hill. Its going well and the reaction is good.

This weekend, Ed Staite, an old friend from the Conservative Press Office is down to help and its been good to catch up.

This afternoon, we had a vist from another old friend, Nick Herbert, who gave me my first job in politics at the anti-euro no campaign and who is now Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA. He was down to see the work that is taking place here at Trevaskis.

My parents founded Trevaskis Farm in 1979. It quickly became the leading farm shop and pick-your-own fruit business in the westcountry. It has always prided itself on offering quality local food to the local community. All of the pork comes from our own free range British Lop pigs and we source local South Devon breed beef. My brother returned home a few years ago and runs the business today. Nick had a thorough briefing on their work and also the educational role that the farm now plays with local schools.

The Trevaskis slogan "Food yards, not food miles" fits with the Conservative agenda for agriculture.