Rise in support for Helston farmers' market after horse meat scandal

This is The West Country: Meat is sold at Helston Farmers' Market direct from source Meat is sold at Helston Farmers' Market direct from source

The controller of Helston Farmers' Market claims she has seen a rise in support for such markets in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

Joanne Schofield said that people are beginning to “wake up” to the benefits of locally reared meat that is sold direct to them by the farmers.

It is after some supermarket meat products claiming to be made from beef were found to contain up to 100 per cent horsemeat.

Mrs Schofield said: “One positive outcome of the horsemeat disclosures is that local farmers' markets are attracting more custom, as consumers are waking up to the fact that locally produced food is the sensible way to shop and to eat.

“Producers are happy to answer questions about how and where they raise their produce. Produce is not stored for months on end, does not travel long distances and is produced to very high quality standards.

“This recent episode has revealed the high price we are paying for cheap food. Sensible food at sensible prices that inspires consumer confidence can be found at your nearest, local farmers' market.”

Helston Farmers' Market takes place at the Old Cattle Market Building on the first Saturday of each month between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

 

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2:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

In my view, people will 'wake up' when they stop feeling the need to eat so much meat. Its high fat content means it's not good for many people's health, and we also have to take the producer's word for the conditions under which it is produced, just as we used to for the supermarkets... until the next scandal, that is.
In my view, people will 'wake up' when they stop feeling the need to eat so much meat. Its high fat content means it's not good for many people's health, and we also have to take the producer's word for the conditions under which it is produced, just as we used to for the supermarkets... until the next scandal, that is. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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3:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

When I cut down on red meat my iron count dropped so I had to compensate with other things because I need a higher than average iron count as I am a blood donor. Chocolate contains iron though :)

I buy local meat anyway.
When I cut down on red meat my iron count dropped so I had to compensate with other things because I need a higher than average iron count as I am a blood donor. Chocolate contains iron though :) I buy local meat anyway. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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3:04pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Fair enough Gill, if my other half ever needs another excuse for eating chocolate, I'll remind her of that fact!

And I'll buy more local meat when the Cornish farmers start producing tikka masala ready meals, etc. ;-)
Fair enough Gill, if my other half ever needs another excuse for eating chocolate, I'll remind her of that fact! And I'll buy more local meat when the Cornish farmers start producing tikka masala ready meals, etc. ;-) Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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3:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Yes I like Chicken Korma curry but one place I used to buy them years ago was raided by officials and found to have skinned rats hanging up in the back of the take away shop so ever since then I've bought supermarket curries instead.
Yes I like Chicken Korma curry but one place I used to buy them years ago was raided by officials and found to have skinned rats hanging up in the back of the take away shop so ever since then I've bought supermarket curries instead. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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3:27pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Good grief! So first you had your own mini-version of the horsemeat scandal, before becoming a victim of the actual horsemeat scandal... Where will you turn now for your meat requirements? Maybe you should 'grow your own'
Good grief! So first you had your own mini-version of the horsemeat scandal, before becoming a victim of the actual horsemeat scandal... Where will you turn now for your meat requirements? Maybe you should 'grow your own' Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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3:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I buy all local meat, I do make my own curries occasionally but mainly still buy frozen ones, so I'll just have to take a chance. I used to keep a pet rat but I don't particularly want to eat one. Maybe local butchers should diversify and start selling homemade curries.
I buy all local meat, I do make my own curries occasionally but mainly still buy frozen ones, so I'll just have to take a chance. I used to keep a pet rat but I don't particularly want to eat one. Maybe local butchers should diversify and start selling homemade curries. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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2:40pm Wed 27 Feb 13

meerkats says...

I only eat red meat at christmas mainly, and eat a lot of chicken , at least its what i hope it is,!! how long before they investigate other meats and we find out its not as we thought. Gill if the local butchers start selling homemade curries, you should get a share ,of the profits for a good idea.
I only eat red meat at christmas mainly, and eat a lot of chicken , at least its what i hope it is,!! how long before they investigate other meats and we find out its not as we thought. Gill if the local butchers start selling homemade curries, you should get a share ,of the profits for a good idea. meerkats
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7:09pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
I only eat red meat at christmas mainly, and eat a lot of chicken , at least its what i hope it is,!! how long before they investigate other meats and we find out its not as we thought. Gill if the local butchers start selling homemade curries, you should get a share ,of the profits for a good idea.
I'll settle for a free curry.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: I only eat red meat at christmas mainly, and eat a lot of chicken , at least its what i hope it is,!! how long before they investigate other meats and we find out its not as we thought. Gill if the local butchers start selling homemade curries, you should get a share ,of the profits for a good idea.[/p][/quote]I'll settle for a free curry. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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12:57pm Thu 28 Feb 13

omdurman 1898 says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Yes I like Chicken Korma curry but one place I used to buy them years ago was raided by officials and found to have skinned rats hanging up in the back of the take away shop so ever since then I've bought supermarket curries instead.
Have you tried the Curry in Wetherspoons? It's warmly recommended, and quite hot. I'm sure you would enjoy it while sipping your favourite Drink........ Lemonade?
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Yes I like Chicken Korma curry but one place I used to buy them years ago was raided by officials and found to have skinned rats hanging up in the back of the take away shop so ever since then I've bought supermarket curries instead.[/p][/quote]Have you tried the Curry in Wetherspoons? It's warmly recommended, and quite hot. I'm sure you would enjoy it while sipping your favourite Drink........ Lemonade? omdurman 1898
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3:50pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

No I haven't omdurman, I have had their roast dinners though which are nice, and the meat is good, and lemonade is not my favourite drink I just opt for it if I am driving seeing as they don't sell Dr Pepper which would be a nice caffeine fix. Baileys would be preferable but I value my driving licence too much, the only time I have ever lost my licence is when it fell down a drain in the road and then I went on to lock the car keys in the boot.
No I haven't omdurman, I have had their roast dinners though which are nice, and the meat is good, and lemonade is not my favourite drink I just opt for it if I am driving seeing as they don't sell Dr Pepper which would be a nice caffeine fix. Baileys would be preferable but I value my driving licence too much, the only time I have ever lost my licence is when it fell down a drain in the road and then I went on to lock the car keys in the boot. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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