Countryfile’s Helen Skelton encouraged fans of the show to buy locally where possible during tonight’s edition of the BBC show. The Countryfile team were on hand to showcase ways people can plan to make the countryside a bigger part of their lives. However, viewers were infuriated when Helen pointed out the price of a jar of honey as a farm shop she was visiting.
Helen began: “It’s the new year and resolutions are bound where we decide to make better choices not least about our shopping.
“Our independent stores have had a tough time of late and our farmers face an uncertain future.
“So this year my resolution is to support my local whenever I’m able.
“Families spend nearly a fifth of their annual budget on food including meals out. That’s about £5,000 and the vast majority of that is spent in the supermarket.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Helen Skelton angered some Countryfile viewers (Image: BBC)
Helen Skelton pointed out this £6.99 jar of honey (Image: BBC)
“We love supermarkets. They’re convenient, you can get everything under one roof and they’re cheap,” Helen continued.
“But alongside them sits small independents and they need our help now more than ever.”
Helen visited the Crag House Farm Shop in Leeds to find out why customers are willing to pay extra for their groceries.
“They’re a hub for the community, providing local employment, selling goods made by small independents and a 2019 survey by an opinion poll said more than half of us believe shopping in them is better for the environment.”