A Successful Summer!

As we start to turn the corner into Autumn, the pea harvest is beginning to come to an end – and what a harvest it was!

This year was especially tricky with the heatwave to contend with, but Britain’s pea growers have been battling the long days and the heat to get the job done and ensure we’ve got enough peas to last us until next year. In the UK, we eat around 9,000 peas each every year – which means a lot of harvesting!

July saw the return of Great British Pea Week, during which the Yes Peas! team took the pea harvest to the capital for the first time. Hosting a pop-up café called The Pea Place, we opened for one day only and served up a range of pea-inspired dishes – from curries to salads, frittatas to ice cream! Our food was all gone by 2pm and we estimate we welcomed about 1,200 customers. A huge success!

This Summer, we have also crowned the winners of the 2018 Young Pea Chef of the Year competition. This year, Jack Simms won the Primary School category, with Sharna Ambanpola taking the crown for Year 7-8 and Dominic Simpson scooping the Year 9-11 prize. All our winners won a bagful of Yes Peas! goodies, as well as a hamper from the Ocado Foundation and a £500 contribution towards Grow-Your-Own projects for their school. For more information and to give the winning recipes a go, visit our website - https://youngpeachef.co.uk!

And don’t forget – if you try any of our recipes, or just want to say hello, tweet us @YesPeas!

Rachel Green,Yes Pea!s Ambassador

Rachel Green

I have been preparing a number of canapes recently and by far the most popular one has been the Pea Blinis with Parma Ham and Mint, closely followed by the Mini Sausage Toadies...