SUPERMARKET giants Morrisons has announced measures to say thank you to British farmers.

They will open a summer ‘Barbecue and Steak Bar’ as well a ‘Barbecue and Seafood Bar’ next week to help struggling British farmers and fishermen, and to offer customers a wider range of fresh meat and fish.

Customer demand and industry prices for certain foods has fallen dramatically since lockdown started as one third was destined for the restaurant and catering trade which has closed.

Morrisons will open the steak and seafood bars to offer a wider selection of steaks, joints, and seafood.

Additionally Morrisons is offering a five per cent discount on shopping for its 2,700 farmers to thank them for feeding the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Farmers will receive a discount card which will last until July 12, before review, and eligible farmers include livestock suppliers supplying lamb, beef and pork into Morrisons, among others.

David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “This is a difficult time for the nation and it’s a very difficult time for farmers and fishermen.

"We’re the biggest supermarket customer for British farmers and they continue to provide very good quality British food in the face of very real challenges.

"We want to show our thanks for all their work in feeding the nation and encourage our customers to buy British food.”