Does it get any better than starting your day with a local farmhouse breakfast? Not according to Montgomeryshire's AM, Russell George and MP, Glyn Davies who have celebrated the FUW's Breakfast Week with a local farmhouse breakfast at Plas Du Farm in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (on Friday 26th January).
Hosted by Farmers Union of Wales County Chairman, Aled Roberts, Mr George and Mr Davies celebrated the week-long nationwide campaign with a locally-produced farmhouse breakfast, which aims to highlight the importance of eating breakfast as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Local breakfast produce was kindly supplied by Stanley Jones, Rhos (Bacon & Black Pudding); D&J Thomas, Rhos (Sausages); Lewis, Parc Isaf (Eggs) and from the Village Bakery (Bread).
In addition to raising the profile of Welsh farming, those who supported the breakfast helped the FUW raise money for charity. Money raised will be split, with 50% going to the Royal Welsh Show, as Montgomeryshire is this year’s feature county, and the other half will go to the FUW charities, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and the Farming Community Network.
Mr George, who attended the breakfast at Plas Du Farm said:
“I would like to thank Aled Roberts for his hospitality and for a wonderful farmhouse breakfast. It was great to discuss issues affecting the agriculture industry around the breakfast table, and celebrate locally produced foods.
“There are significant challenges facing the industry, and events like this that bring about informal discussions between farmers and politicians are crucial.”
Montgomeryshire's MP, Glyn Davies added:
"I would like to thank the farming union for having us for breakfast. It was absolutely delicious. This breakfast campaign provides an opportunity to promote the quality premium local produce that Montgomeryshire's farmers grow for us and to shine a spotlight on the importance of our rural economy.
“There really is no better place for sharing ideas than over good food at the breakfast table and that’s exactly what we were able to do at Plas Du Farm in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant."