It aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of peas, giving British consumers a reason to celebrate the little green nutritional wonders during harvesting time.
Great British Pea Week was launched by the Yes Peas! campaign to recognise the industry-wide effort made by experts across the pea vining sector, which produces 2 billion portions of peas for the UK market and beyond each year.
The harvesting process, which lasts an average eight weeks, is a huge operation which takes place between June through to August, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Harvesting machines, known as pea viners, work in unison to harvest, shell and transport the peas from field to frozen as quickly as possible, with the majority in just 150 minutes, ensuring the freshness and nutrients of each pea is locked in.
The best way to get involved is of course to get cooking! We have gathered our favourite recipes you can rustle together in minutes to celebrate British Pea Week!
Garden Pea and Mint Soup - view the full recipe here
Chicken and Chorizo Paella - view the full recipe here
Thai Green Chicken Curry - view the full recipe here
Spring Minestrone - view the full recipe here
Miso Dressed Greens - view the full recipe here
Muttar Paneer - view the full recipe here
Braised Pulled Beef Cottage Pie - view the full recipe here