A great British love affair – ten years on

By April 25, 2014 No Comments

British Tomato Week is coming up fast. And it’s a special anniversary too. The British Tomato Growers’ Association, of which we’re proud members, are celebrating ten years of an event that’s important for anyone who’s involved in growing and supplying British tomatoes.

“We’re delighted to have such a supportive company as Glinwell as members,” said TGA Secretary Julie Woolley, “especially with their technical manager Matt Simon on our Board of Directors. Glinwell give our association strong representation in Hertfordshire, and are one of our major organic growers.”

Established in 1997, the TGA was set up to provide a unified voice for British tomato growers, and to differentiate quality British produce. It’s proved a great success over the past seventeen years – and with British Tomato Week just around the corner (May 19th to 25th) that’s set to continue this year.

The TGA will be back at the Houses of Parliament, supplying British tomatoes to its restaurant chefs and helping them create fresh, tasty recipes. They’ll be at the BBC Good Food show at the NEC in June, promoting British tomatoes to around 150,000 visitors to the show. They’ll be working with food writers, highlighting British Tomato Week and sharing tips and recipes. And they’ll be encouraging all the many pubs, hotels and garden centres around the country that are keen to get involved and support the event.

As members and supporters of the TGA and British Tomato Week, we’re proud to be playing our part in helping to carry on the great British love affair with this wonderful fruit.

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