Did you know that the way you shop can help turtle doves?
The manufacturers of Fair to Nature products source ingredients from accredited Fair to Nature farms.
Fair to Nature farmers actively manage at least 10% of their farmland for the benefit of wildlife. They create different types of wildlife habitat to encourage a wide range of species back onto farmland. Research outcomes from Operation Turtle Dove are incorporated into the Fair to Nature protocol, the document to which all Fair to Nature farmers adhere. So by looking for the ‘Fair to Nature’ logo when you go shopping and choosing Fair to Nature products, you are helping to put the habitat that Turtle Doves thrive in back onto UK farmland. The range of Fair to Nature products is constantly growing. Current products include:
Since January 2015 the RSPB’s range of wild bird food has contained seeds and grains from Fair to Nature farms. That means that when you feed the bird in your garden you are also helping to provide food for birds in the wider countryside. A win for all wild birds! Their bird food and care products can be purchased online and also through most major supermarkets and garden centres.
Allinson Flour‘s Nature Friendly self-raising and plain flour in 1kg and 3kg bags are produced from Fair to Nature wheat. These products are stocked by all the main food retailers.
Honeyfield’s is the Fair to Nature accredited bird food brand from Marriage’s Specialist Foods. Honeyfield’s bird foods contain cereals and other seeds grown on Fair to Nature farms. These farms grow special areas of seed bearing crops to provide food for farmland bird species, such as linnets, skylarks, and buntings – especially important during the cold winter months and into early spring when the birds are getting ready to nest and breed. This means that Honeyfield’s bird food not only feeds the birds in your garden but looks after the birds in our countryside too! The Honeyfield’s range can be purchased in Jollyes Petfood Superstores, all good garden centres and via many online retailers such as GardenWildlifeDirect.co.uk.
Lordington Lavender produce a range of beauty and bath products using lavender grown on their Conservation accredited farm on Sussex. The lavender oil comes from the French variety called Mailette. The farm is a haven for wildlife with a varied range of habitats attracting Barn Owls, skylarks and several species of bumblebee and butterflies, among many others. You can buy the products on-line at the Lordington Lavender website or at several Sussex farmers markets.
Honeychop Horse Feeds uses the chopped straw from Fair to Nature oat crops in a range of nutritious, high fibre feeds for horses. The business began as a farm diversification in 1987 and has gone from strength to strength since then. The farm is home to a wide range of wildlife, including barn owls and kestrels. For stockists, please visit the Honeychop website.
Morrell’s rear Belted Galloway cattle on their Fair to Nature farm in the Yorkshire Wolds. The cattle graze in flower rich meadows. The farm is a beacon for wildlife. Morrell’s beef can be purchased online and in local farm shops.