Red Tractor

  • Leading hospitality figures come together to sign pledge to local sourcing

    IN A record first for the Capital, a full sized red commercial tractor – an iconic farming symbol – was lifted into the East Wintergarden in the heart of London’s financial district today to mark the signing of the Buy… Read More

  • Alex James hosts country’s first Red Tractor event on his Oxfordshire farm

    FOOD WRITER, award winning cheese maker, musician and Red Tractor Brand Ambassador, Alex James, last weekend hosted a bonfire party for over 75 guests to celebrate a growing community of everyday people who have been recognised as Red Tractor Recruits.… Read More

  • Buy British, Boost Britain initiative launched

    FOLLOWING CALLS from the environment secretary for UK consumers to buy more British-produced food, corporate sustainability champion Footprint has launched its Buy British, Boost Britain initiative aimed at providing support to the hospitality sector to source home-grown food.    … Read More

  • Get planning for chip week before its too late

    IT’S NOT long before Chip Week 2014 (17-23 February 2014) officially gets underway, so now is the time for chefs and caterers to prepare for one of the biggest events in the chipping calendar!            … Read More

  • ‘Buy British to boost economy’ says Environment Secretary

    ‘CONSUMERS SHOULD buy British-grown fruit and vegetables to help boost the economy’. That is the message from the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference this week.   Paterson went on to highlight the fact that… Read More

  • Boost chip sales: celebrate Chip Week 2014

    PLANS FOR Chip Week 2014 are officially underway; running from 17-23 February 2014, the annual event is one of the biggest awareness weeks in the calendar and promises to be a huge success.             The… Read More

  • Red Tractor fuelling UK troops abroad with good food

    RED TRACTOR visited British Soldiers on a German base to take part in a Red Tractor BBQ. This event celebrates the first 12 months of fuelling UK troops with Red Tractor Bacon and Sausage, supplied by NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air… Read More

  • Round in circles

    WHEN THE government doesn’t know what to do, it tends to call for a review. And that’s exactly what it did after the horse meat scandal, with Professor Chris Elliott heading an “independent review of Britain’s food system”. He’s expected to provide some interim findings next month,… Read More

  • BPEX releases street food book

    PIG LEVY PAYERS organisation BPEX has released a new report and book to help chefs looking to tap into the street food phenomenon.                           It is estimated that… Read More

  • An innocent Smoothie with…Ian Goldsmith

    BRAKES IS publishing a revised sustainability strategy. Its chief operating officer explains the changes, including some that are a consequence of the horse meat scandal.                            David Burrows… Read More