Showcasing the best of British food and farming at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Farmers are taking to the streets of the City of London this weekend for the annual Lord Mayor’s Show to showcase the best of British food that they are proud to produce for the nation.

This year’s procession on Saturday 9 November will feature a Massey Ferguson MF 8740S tractor and a British Farmers Market stall stocked full of fresh, seasonal produce.

Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers David Bolton said: “The Lord Mayor’s Show is a brilliant way to celebrate all that is good about many British industries and we’re proud to represent farming to the thousands who attend.

“British agriculture plays a vital part in not only feeding the nation, but also in protecting the environment. In the year to come the Worshipful Company of Farmers will focus on promoting an industry that is ever more efficient in producing food while enhancing the countryside.” 

NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts said: “We are pleased to be able to support the Worshipful Company of Farmers for the sixth year in a row at what promises to be another fantastic Lord Mayor’s Show.

“At the heart of our entry is great British food. And it is more important than ever that the general public get behind the nation’s food producers. Saturday’s parade provides us with a perfect platform to share our enthusiasm for food and farming with the thousands of visitors on the streets of London and the millions watching on television and to encourage them to back British farming.

“I also know our 10 young farmer ambassadors representing the NFU will do a brilliant job as they all share my passion – playing a vital role in helping to produce safe, traceable and affordable food for us all to enjoy.”

Red Tractor Vice Chairman Andrew Blenkiron said: “We are proud to be part of this celebration of British food and farming. At Red Tractor we passionately believe that everyone should be able to buy quality food they can trust, whatever their budget. The Red Tractor logo is a simple way for people to help foster a better future for British farmers, and to be confident that the food they eat has been safely produced, responsibly sourced and carefully farmed, every step of the way from farm to pack.” 

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