If ever there was a reason to boost your five a day, it’s this July, when the Great British Pea Week takes place.
Launched by the Yes Peas! campaign and the British pea vining industry, the week takes place between July 10 to 16 and is designed to celebrate British production of the nation’s favourite family vegetable and inform the Great British public about the dedication it takes every pea season to get billions of peas from field to fork.
The UK is the largest producer and consumer of frozen peas in Europe, with the average person in Britain eating nearly 9,000 peas per year. This July, approximately 700 pea growers will harvest two billion portions of peas to feed Britain for the year.