Our Worcestershire farms have really been challenged this year with unseasonably high rainfall in June, washing away field crops and creating wet conditions causing quality breakdown. Now at last we are enjoying warmer, drier consistent weather conditions!
We first started harvesting on the 10th June and we are now full steam ahead so KS1 infant school pupils in England who receive fruit and vegetables from us as part of the Government-led School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) will soon be enjoying fresh English grown sugar snap peas at break-time. The short journey from field to school enables us to provide children with the highest quality peas to enjoy throughout July – so that’s plenty of vitamin C, as well as a good source of vitamins K and B6, plus folate. We are also pleased to be using recycled crates rather than new cardboard cases.
Now at last we are enjoying warmer, drier consistent weather conditions!
Sugar snap peas are super easy to grow and delicious to eat – and the good news for us is that we can yield two harvests in a single growing season, giving us the opportunity to enjoy them twice as many times. And they are a great sugar swap!
For the techies out there:
We grow 400t of the Zircola variety and 200t of podded peas using the ambassador and avola varieties. You will see our UK product in several supermarkets from June to the end of September.
To make sure that the children enjoy 4 school day consumptions we also pack Chinese and Zimbabwe grown product in support to UK grown.