Support your local butchers. For the sake of the community, and your taste buds too. - Tom Parker Bowles
We need to cherish the excellent traditional butchers who have kept going valiantly in the teeth of the supermarket takeover of our food chain. As the Meat Crusade puts it, if one in 10 of us returned to our local butcher that would be make a real difference. And if one in five of us did so, even once a week, it could start a revolution. - Joanna Blythman
Do you know of the Five Ways to Well-being project? It identified these simple activities that individuals can do in their everyday lives to improve and maintain their well-being: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
And one of the most important ways we can connect with our community, thinks I, is by using and supporting our local, independent shops. However convenient supermarkets may be, you can't connect with the soulless buggers.
So more power to John Penny, the wholesale butchers, and their Meat Crusade - a campaign to champion local butchers across Britain. Put simply: use them or lose them, people.
And, for when you do, below are ten recipes utilising some of the cheaper cuts of meat.