INDEPENDENT stores, farm shops and cafes across Wales took part in a nationwide campaign to get the UK enjoying an organic breakfast last week.

Two stores in Monmouthshire, Munday and Jones in Monmouth and Simply Fresh, Mardy in Abergavenny, took part in the Wake up to Organic campaign.

Phil Munday of Munday and Jones said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Wake up to Organic campaign and showcase some of our fantastic local organic products.

“This campaign shows how easy it is to make the switch to an organic breakfast and have a healthy start to the day.”

Ian Barnes, of Infamous Catering showed how easy and tasty it was to make organic bircher muesli.

He handed out delicious samples of organic bread from Monmouth Bakery, Wigmores, all spread with honey from local suppliers.

Catherine Fookes from the Organic Trade Board and a member of the Food and Drink in Wales Industry Board said: “I’m so pleased that Monmouth is embracing the Wake up to Organic campaign.

“We have some great organic producers here in Wales and we want to celebrate the food they produce.

“The Welsh Food and Drink Action Plan aims to grow Welsh food and drink sales by 30 per cent by 2020 and organic food and drink can be part of that growth.”