The humble yet health-packed pea is taking centre stage this July – but your help is needed for a new competition.
Yes Peas!, the campaign run by the British Growers Association, is giving pea fans the opportunity to go along to the fields to pick their own, straight from the vine, as part of Great British Pea Week, taking place from July 4-10.
Thanks to optimum soil and climate conditions, peas are grown the length of the Eastern Seaboard, from Essex right up to Dundee. The UK alone is home to 700 hardworking British pea farmers across the UK, which produce around 160,000 tonnes of frozen peas a year, most of which travel from field to freezer in around 150 minutes.
Coral Clark, Crop Associations Manager at the British Growers Association, explained: “We’re thrilled to be opening up one of our pea fields exclusively for the first time ever! Great British Pea Week is our annual celebration of the UK’s vining pea industry. We are 90 per cent self sufficient in pea production in the UK, so it’s safe to say they’re one of our favourite vegetables.
“We are passionate about using peas to make exciting new meals and dishes, and hope that we can inspire the nation to do just that for Great British Pea Week. It’s not to be missed!”
To register your interest, visit www.peas.org/pick-your-own-peas-competition/