Peas and Beans in focus Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2009 13:36

A campaign to promote British Beans and Peas is running for the second time this year.

Runner Beans

The campaign's website offers a host of recipes, facts and figures.


Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 13:44
PICK-YOUR-OWN: A Taste of the Future Print E-mail
Friday, 05 June 2009 14:19

If the thought of pick-your-own farms is shelved somewhere between shoulder-pads and Spandau Ballet in your memory bank, then it’s time for a fresh food makeover. After the eighties’ boom in pick-your-own farms, the concept has suffered somewhat beneath the rise of its more glamorous successors; the farm shop and farmers’ market. However, just as fashionistas are touting the return of power dressing, pick-your-own looks set to rise up stronger than ever. We visited FARMA award-winning Parkside Farm to the north of London in Enfield, to find out what’s on offer at today’s ‘PYO’s.




Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2009 14:56
The Big Lunch: Everyone's invited! Print E-mail
Friday, 05 June 2009 14:03



Imagine a summer’s day on which millions of us, throughout the UK, sit down to have lunch together – in the middle of our streets, around our tower blocks, in our fields and on every patch of common ground. 




It’s called The Big Lunch, a national initiative set up by the Eden Project and supported by farmers and farmers' markets across the country ... this is your invitation. 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 10:35
Taste the Difference with British Strawberries Print E-mail
Friday, 05 June 2009 13:46

This year’s strawberry season is being greeted with even more excitement than usual. The latest report from the British Summer Fruits’ trade association claims that sales of British strawberries doubled last week compared to the same time last year, and the trend is set to continue with the promise of a good summer ahead. The news follows reports of a fall in sales of imported varieties found in the supermarkets throughout the year. When it comes to strawberries, it is a triumph of taste over convenience. 


Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 13:49
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