It’s British Tomato Fortnight!

British Tomato Fortnight marks the height of tomato season with a two-week celebration of everything toms!

Running from May 29 to June 11 this year, British Tomato Fortnight is an annual celebration of our delicious British tomatoes.

In Britain, we eat around 500,000 tonnes of tomatoes every year. Around one fifth of those are British tomatoes.

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British tomatoes are great – bursting with flavour, and better for the environment due to the reduced food miles compared to imported varieties.

British Tomatoes ask that over the next two weeks (and beyond!) you show some love to our British growers by keeping an eye out in the shops for British tomatoes. Pick some up – can you taste the difference?

Head over to the British Tomato website or social media for more throughout the week, including delicious recipes to make the most of those yummy flavours.

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And while you’re at it, head over to our TikTok account, where we’re sharing some tomato growing top tips!

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Alex Bestwick