Industry celebrates HGCA Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

With the return of HGCA’s Farmhouse Breakfast week (25th – 31st January 2015), the Ulster Farmers’ Union is encouraging farmers, their families and the wider public to celebrate the most important meal of the day while at the same time supporting local producers. The comments were made following an industry breakfast, supported by HGCA, UFU, DARD and Food NI, and hosted by the DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill at Stormont.

Ulster Farmers’ Union Deputy President Ivor Ferguson said: “The importance of starting your day off right with a filling, healthy breakfast should not be underestimated and breakfast is also an excellent, easy and affordable way to support local farmers. Here in Northern Ireland we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the local foods we can put on our breakfast plates – from cereal to bacon and everything in between our farmers work hard to provide healthy, delicious and reasonably priced options for consumers. The HGCA Farmhouse industry Breakfast is also an opportunity for us to recognise the efforts of our farmers and the top quality food produced right here in Northern Ireland. A special thank you must also go to our partners for their support and contributions to the breakfast event.

“The UFU’s Seeds and Cereals committee is also pleased to be able to welcome Dr. Martin Grantley-Smith from HGCA to the industry breakfast and they are delighted to once again have the support of HGCA for Northern Ireland’s Farmhouse Breakfast week activities.”

For more information about HGCA FarmHouse Breakfast week visit www.shakeupyourwakeup.com and you can follow the activities across the UK on Twitter using #BreakfastWeek