Run by the Yes Peas! campaign and the British Growers Association, Great British Pea Week is an annual event that celebrates a small and mighty vegetable: the pea!
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 who produce around 160,000 tonnes of frozen peas each year, most of which travel from field to freezer in around 150 minutes.
Great British Pea Week runs through from 4th – 10th July and this year, Yes Peas! is continuing its mission to inspire everyone to cook with peas and is providing lucky pea-lovers with the opportunity to go along to the fields to pick their own, straight from the vine.
Interested pea enthusiasts will be able to register their interest to pick their very own fresh peas straight from the pod by visiting the Yes Peas! website: https://peas.org/pick-your-own-peas-competition/.
5 lucky winners will be chosen at random and will get an exclusive invite to the field for one day and one day only. They will have the chance to pick, pod and pack up as many fresh peas as they can lay their hands on to take home, ready to whip up some delicious dishes!
Coral Clark, Crop Associations Manager at the British Growers Association, says: “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% 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!”
Competition closes at midnight 22nd June 2022. For more information and to enter, visit our website at www.peas.org.