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Introducing a glamorous new ‘Divaa’ to the potato shelves.
26/02/2013

A new variety of potato isn’t an everyday occurrence – years of development and field trials provide the confidence needed in a new variety before it’s launched commercially. That’s why the arrival of the new Divaa variety to shelf in the M&S Discovery range is so exciting....
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Light at the end of the rain tunnel?
19/07/2012

We take a look around the state of some UK-grown crops and see how our veg farmers have been hit by the soggy summer so far....
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Raindrops keep falling on my veg!
04/05/2012

In just a few short weeks the talk has gone from panic over drought to worry over flooding. Our very own Mr Veg gives his opinion on what it means for the UK vegetable crops this season....
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ThinkVegetables list in Who Dares Wins fame!
09/01/2012

Saturday night's lottery quiz programme, Who Dares Wins, saw contestants tested by a list of best selling salad and vegetable items. Where did producers go for their authoritative information? Why, Think Vegetables, of course!...
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British Vegetables - update from our expert
11/01/2011

Our expert, Mr Veg, spends much of his time out and about in cold, muddy fields looking at vegetables - so you don't have to. His latest thoughts... ...
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The Return of the Flower Sprout
09/11/2010

One of the latest finds of British farmers, the flower sprout is back for just its second season of production. This little brassica packs a mighty punch in flavour, looks and nutritional content....
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If you trundle across a Lincolnshire field today...
09/11/2010

...you can spot a very unusual harvest going on right now....
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Spud growing in schools a success
19/07/2010

An incredible 14,500 schools are harvesting potatoes they've grown themselves as part of a Potato Council 'Grow Your Own' project....
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After the drought came the fire...
28/06/2010

Just when Jersey Royals producers thought a dry, difficult season couldn't get any worse, fire on a ferry destroys more than 250 tons of crop. ...
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Peas please!
28/06/2010

All hail the British season for peas and beans! These little beauties are back in season....
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Jersey spuds in jeopardy
19/05/2010

Weather conditions are making for extremely difficult times for the potato growers of Jersey. This time of year, we're usually tucking into their famous Jersey Royals, but lack of rainfall is threatening to halve their yields....
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Unprecedented rainfall threatens Spanish growers
28/04/2010

This winter has been a thoroughly miserable time for Spanish growers of crops like courgettes. It's rained incessantly, decimating many yields. Volumes, prices and livelihoods are at risk. ...
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Jersey Royals in full swing
27/04/2010

We're bang in the middle of the Jersey Royals season. Are you filling your plate with these little gems? The crop is vital for the island's economy and people....
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Emergency on planet veg?
12/04/2010

Consumption of fresh vegetables across the EU is falling. New figures show a significant decline, despite promotional campaigns such as 5 a Day....
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Forget the music festivals, asparagus festivals are where it's really at.
12/04/2010

You know spring has sprung when the sun finally starts to shine and people start getting excited about British asparagus. Well we're all getting ready for a great season again this year....
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The Times - Extolling the virtues of chicory
15/03/2010

An article from The Times (March 11 2010) takes a look at chicory and its versatility....
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Tenderstem (R) broccoli launches new website
11/03/2010

Tenderstem (R) broccoli is shortly to unveil a new, fresh look to its promotional website. ...
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Growers fight recession and bad weather
01/03/2010

Despite a tough climate - in both weather and the economy - growers are finding increasing demand particularly for alliums - onions, leeks and garlic. From Grower / Horticulture Week, 26/02/10...
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In the bleak mid-winter - veg growers suffer in the freeze
25/02/2010

With such a sustained period of near freezing temperatures, the cold has brought difficult times for many vegetable growers. ...
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Tesco launches new food website
25/02/2010

Another new resource online for anyone interested in food. Videos, recipes and information from one of the country's largest retailers. ...
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Flower Sprouts - the new veg on the block!
25/01/2010

A new vegetable has hit retail shelves this week - the Flower Sprout. A cross between a Brussels Sprout and Kale. ...
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