What is VEG CITIES?
We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.
VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.
Glasgow’s best chefs went head-to-head for the third year to prepare the best dishes from locally grown vegetables under the watchful eye of head judge Gary Maclean, Masterchef the Professionals winner and Scotland’s national chef.
In September, 2.3 million primary school children in England ate Norfolk grown radishes as part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. This was the first-time radishes were included in the program.
Food charity Sustain is calling on government to extend the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme to all 4.7M children in state funded primary schools to increase intake of fruit and veg and embed consumption habits. In tandem, the charity is calling on Government to support British farmers and get more locally sourced fruit and veg.