Leisurely, long lunches and relaxed meals with friends and family are one of the joys of summer. If you're planning a meal for your nearest and dearest make sure the ingredients on your shopping list are as ethically sourced as they are delicious by buying Freedom Food meat.
Freedom Food, the RSPCA's farm assurance scheme, is dedicated to improving the lives of animals bred for food. A Freedom Food label means the animal was reared to RSPCA welfare standards. So you'll know that a Freedom Food labelled Willow Farm chicken, for example, was housed in an enriched environment with plenty of space to move around and lots of natural light.
For just a couple of pounds more than a standard chicken, you can feel good about what you eat. 'Small changes make a big difference,' says Andrew Maunder, Agricultural Director of 2 Sisters Food Group, a Freedom Food approved poultry producer. 'We should choose a chicken the same way we choose a bottle of wine, looking for the best quality, at the best price. The Freedom Food label helps you do this, and be more ethical, too.'
Look for the Freedom Food mark on chicken and pork and find out more at freedomfood.co.uk
Looking for inspiration? Try one of our delicious Freedom Food recipes. Choose from One Pan Coq au Vin, Mexican Slow-cooked Pork and the tasty Sticky Chilli & Coriander Pork Skewers.