Farmers are essential workers. During this unprecedented time, they are still up at dawn to care for livestock, start seeds, make repairs and do everything else it takes to get food to market. Without their hard work and resourcefulness, our plates would be empty. A global pandemic underscores the vital importance of strong local food systems. Farmers around the world are facing new challenges and small farms are particularly vulnerable.
I have photographed every sort of farm, plus the people / farmers behind the farms that supply Sainsbury’s.
Sainsbury’s are working closely with farmers, growers and suppliers – in the UK and internationally – so that they can improve and reassure customers about product availability These are really challenging circumstances, constantly trying to balance the need to serve customers well, to keep shelves stocked and to help people get in and out of shops as quickly as possible.
I hope that the silver lining to all of this will be for people to place a greater value on what they eat, and more importantly, the people who go to extraordinary lengths to provide it.