Guess what? It’s Great British Pea Week! Yes, it’s a thing!
Launched by the Yes Peas! Campaign and UK pea growers, freezers and machinery companies, Great British Pea Week aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of peas, giving British consumers a reason to celebrate peas during harvesting time (July – August).
Maybe you already knew…
- The UK is proudly the largest producer and consumer of frozen peas throughout Europe
- From July, approximately 700 pea growers will harvest 2 billion portions of peas to feed Britain for the year…yep that’s nine zeros!
- Britain is 90% self-sufficient in pea production with 35,000 hectares of peas grown in the UK each year. That’s about 70,000 football pitches.
But you definitely didn’t know this!
- On average everyone in the UK eats nearly 9,000 peas per year!
- The world record for eating peas is held by Janet Harris of Sussex who, in 1984, ate 7175 peas one by one in 60 minutes using nothing but chopsticks!
To coincide with #greatbritishpeaweek we are running our biggest ever giveaway with a pea themed package of goodies worth over £200!!
****Taking the Pea Giveaway**** To celebrate #GreatBritishPeaWeek we are bringing you the opportunity to Give Peas a Chance and celebrate all things PEEASS with are huge #Giveaway. Imagine it now, you could win a comfy @thornbackandpeel pea cushion, a pea green mohair throw and a sweet pea Yankee candle to help you to relax whilst using the natural healing Green Balm from MOA. All the while snacking away on delicious pea snacks and products such as Taking the Pea Peas (obvs), green pea and quinoa pasta from Clear Spring and Pea Protein from Pulsin. For your chance to win this insane bundle of goodies simply follow the three steps below… ????????Like’ this post ????????Follow us on Instagram ????Tag a friend! The winner will be chosen at random close of play Monday 17th July! YiPEA YiPEA With over £200 worth of Pea #prizes from our friends at @WeareTrouva, @Wayfairuk @YankeeCandle @pulsinandbeond @ClearspringUK @magicorganicapothecary @Tildarice and Off The Eaten Path. Yes Peas
For your chance to win simply head to our Instagram page
and follow the instructions. Good luck!