‘I Love Island Milk’ campaign was launched by Island dairy farmers working with Island MP Andrew Turner to work to get Island dairy farmers a fair price for their milk – they are currently paid less than the cost of production.
The petition supporting the campaign was launched at the Garlic Festival, and more signatures will be gathered over the next few weeks.
The campaigners will meet at midday on Saturday next to the Farmers’ Market in Ryde, outside the Co-operative supermarket. On Saturday 15th they will meet at midday in Falcon Cross in Shanklin and the following week they will be meeting at the same time on Church Litten in Newport. They would welcome anybody interested in helping the campaign.
Response from the public has been fantastic
Justin Birch, chairman of the Island Dairy Farmers Group, said, “The response from the public has been fantastic so far and we are looking forward to getting out and meeting even more people on Saturday. We have already distributed over 1,000 cards to be handed into supermarkets, but it is easy to forget them and find they are at home when you want to hand them into the supermarket.
“We want to make sure people have them with them when they are doing their shopping on a Saturday afternoon and give them an opportunity to sign the petition. Anybody who would like to help can just turn up or you can contact the Island’s MP, Andrew Turner on 530808 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what else you can do to support us.”