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Lea Valley Growers Association

37-39 Turners Hill

Cheshunt,

Hertfordshire, EN8 8NP

Secretary - Lee Stiles

Tel: 01992 625 076

Fax: 01992 640 141

Twitter: @Leavalleygrower

Email: Lee.stiles@LVGA.co.uk

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Links to News Stories:-

 

Lea Valley Growers' Association history published

http://www.hortweek.com/Edibles/article/1111643/lea-valley-growers-association-history-published/

 

Cucumber row after Hertfordshire growers seek EU status

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/food/8818253/Cucumber-row-after-Hertfordshire-growers-seek-EU-status.html

 

Hertfordshire cucumber growers want product protection

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-15237095

 

PGI status is target for Lea Valley cucumbers

http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/fmcg/pgi-status-is-target-for-lea-valley-cucumbers/221641.article#

 

Growing flowers on Tottenham turf

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/leisure/whatson/9512052.Growing_flowers_on_Tottenham_turf/r/?ref=rss

 

Lea Valley growers present case to London mayor Boris Johnson

http://www.hortweek.com/news/938370/

 

Lea Valley Growers' Association lobbies MPs to ease planning rules on expansion

http://www.hortweek.com/news/1057735/

 

Growers' plea to planners: let us build glass

http://www.hortweek.com/news/999589/Growers-plea-planners-let-us-build-glass/

 

Bid to protect Lea Valley cucumbers

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bid-to-protect-lea-valley-cucumbers-84140

 









 

 

 

 

 

The Lea Valley Growers Association (In its Centenary year) applied for protected geographical indication status for the Lea Valley Cucumber to increase awareness and sales of the last English cop of the season in what has been an extremely difficult year.

 

The Lea Valley produces over 80 million Cucumbers per annum which represents over 65% of the UK's Cucumber production.

 

The taste of a Lea Valley cucumber is mainly watery and juicy and the seeds give it a hint of freshness.

 

The Lea Valley has a long and proud association with both horticulture and agriculture.

 

The Lea Valley Growers Association celebrated its centenary year in 2011 and hosted a Royal Visit from the Duke of Kent, planned and sponsored the First ever Great British Cucumber Festival, held in September to celebrate the Lea Valley Cucumber industry.

 

The aims were to raise awareness of English cucumbers as tasty, safe and healthy and to increase pride in cucumbers as the flagship industry in the Lea Valley.

 

The event involved a number of different-themed areas covering topics such as food,The Longest Cucumber competition, The Cucumber Baton Relay, Little Italy, health and beauty and even music, which was opened by the Rt Hon MP for Epping Forest Eleanor Laing and Former Tottenham Hotspur Manager Peter Shreeves.

Visitors had the chance to sample drinks made from fruit and vegetables, visit the salad bar, enjoy the fun fair and find out about the centenary of the LVGA

 

The event was so successful that this years event will take place on the 12th May.

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