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The new British leek season is here (November-April). With rising food prices leaving us all feeling short-changed at the checkout, what better time to rely on fresh, seasonal British produce to keep the flavour on our table and the pennies in our pocket.
2011 Season Launch Press Release
The British leek is one vegetable that is at its best during the coldest months of the year and because it’s packed with nutrients and crucial anti-oxidants, will help stave off winter colds and flu too.
Cooking British leeks
Pan fried, sautéed, stir fried, baked, roasted, braised, or simply served raw in a salad – British Leeks are the versatile veg
Selecting, storing & preparing British leeks
Make the most of British leeks with tips from the experts
Leeks are packed full of heath benefits, from helping to maintain a healthy heart and circulation to protecting against cancer
British leeks are available nearly year-round (except June), however, the season peaks in the Autumn and again in the Spring
Find out how leeks are used in traditional dishes all over the world
A history of leeks
From ancient Egypt to New York via Shakespeare's Wales, a potted history of leeks
Did you know that in 640AD Welsh soldiers wore leeks in their helmets to distinguish themselves from the enemy? Learn the history of Wales’ feted national symbol
Thrifty shopping tips
Get supermarket savvy and keep flavour on your table and pennies in your pocket
1,000-word thrifty shopping contributed feature (FREE to use)
Includes two new delicious recipes that won’t break the bank
Mervyn and Marilyn Casey’s family has grown leeks at their farm in Lincolnshire since 1970.
Farmer Charlie Lightbown grows 160 acres of Welsh leeks in Flintshire, North Wales, hand harvesting them everyday from the end of July through to May.
Nick Allpress runs Allpress Farms ltd in Cambridgeshire, a family business founded by his father in 1970. Today Nick farms approximately 1,000 acres of leeks