Red Tractor Week 2017 starts on Monday 11th September and will celebrate great food, great farming and quality food. Supported by Adam Henson, BBC Countryfile presenter and Red Tractor farmer, the week will encourage people to cook their own recipes using Red Tractor products and post them online using #Trustthetractor.

Red Tractor is creating an online recipe book of people’s favourite Red Tractor meals. Each day features a different key British ingredient and is supported by a daily competition and stories and videos from the Red Tractor farmers.

• Monday 11th – Poultry (chicken, duck, turkey)

• Tuesday 12th – Dairy (milk, cheese, butter)

• Wednesday 13th - Pork

• Thursday 14th – Fruit

• Friday 15th – Beef & Lamb

• Saturday 16th – Vegetables (including sugar and potatoes)

• Sunday 17th - Crops (incl. wheat, barley and oats)

Adam said: “What a fabulous week to get out cooking and supporting our wonderful British Red Tractor farmers. As a Red Tractor farmer myself this is one of my favourite times of year, when the harvest is safely gathered and we can really enjoy the fruits of our labour with so much great food in season.

“This year has been a patchy harvest with mixed quality in wheat and barley, however overall it has been a positive result. With quality being key, it is more important than ever that the crop is looked after, which is why good standards are important.”

Every stage of the journey Red Tractor food makes is checked. Rigorous independent systems ensure that food holding the Red Tractor logo can be traced right back to original British farms.

The week will draw people’s attention to the great standards that go into food and drink with the Red Tractor label. Red Tractor ensures people can trust the food they eat. It is the largest food standards scheme in the UK, covering animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection.

People can take part via social media on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Trustthetractor).