In a time of eco-consciousness and sustainable practices, people are becoming aware of the impact their dietary preferences have on the planet. Henceforth, the choices we make as suppliers regarding our practices will hugely impact people’s decisions regarding where and what they eat. In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the many environmental benefits of local catering butchers and why you should be working with one, if you’re not already.
The demand for locally sourced, ethically produced food has soared. This is where having a connection with a local catering butcher really comes into play.
Reduced food miles are one of the key benefits of working with local catering butchers. Food miles refer to the distance an item has travelled to get from the farm to the consumer’s plate. By sourcing meat locally, the need for long-distance hauling of meat is minimised. This not only will reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions but also helps support a more sustainable local food system.
Local catering butchers often prioritise sustainable sourcing practices. Here at Burts Catering Butchers, we have established numerous close contacts over the years; we’re loyal and fair and because of that our suppliers look after us. Our local farmers adhere to responsible farming methods, such as organic or regenerative farming. These practices reduce the use of synthetic chemicals and protect water resources.
Every one of our suppliers is audited against our strict standards, to help give you and your consumers peace of mind. By choosing meat from local catering butchers, consumers can enjoy products that have been produced with environmental sustainability in mind.
When you choose to actively support local catering butchers, you contribute to the local economy. A catering butcher works closely with many local farms and suppliers. This collaboration creates a network of businesses who support each other. This economic support is essential to maintain the viability of local farms, which is an incredibly difficult industry to survive in. Do your part to support your local farmers, preserve agricultural land and promote sustainable food production practices.
Local catering butchers will promote sustainable packaging options. The majority of the time they will utilise minimal or recycled packaging materials, reducing the amount of general waste compared to the mass-produced, heavily polystyrene packaged meat products. Support a more environmentally friendly approach to food production and distribution by choosing meat from local catering butchers.
Are you ready to enhance your menu with a catering butcher? Whether you are a cafe, pub, restaurant, school or hotel, the environmental benefits of local catering butchers will extend to you. We work throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
If you are interested in how we work or are wanting to find out more about us feel free to browse our website. If you have any questions about a partnership call on 01424 730417 or fill out our contact form. A member of the team will then be able to get in touch with you shortly.