Monday sees the start of National Vegetarian Week – an opportunity for individuals, businesses, community groups, educational establishments to highlight meat-free products, share recipes and discover more about the benefits of a vibrant vegetarian lifestyle.
This year, the organisers are encouraging Brits to go meat-free for a week, which is a challenge for many, but tasty recipes, handy hints and tips will be posted on the website, Facebook page, Twitter @NVW2014 and on the app all week.
In fact, research shows that nearly half of the British public would rather go veggie for a week, over giving up fish and chips or alcohol, sing karaoke in front of friends, eat a packet of dry crackers or sit in a bath of baked beans for week! *
Here at Seed Pantry we are always encouraging our green-fingered fans to plant and grow their own vegetables, salads and herbs. So why not try going veggie for a week and, better still, now is a great time to start thinking about setting up a vegetable patch in the garden. If you don’t have the space, our popular kits let you grow your own in even the smallest of outdoor spaces – from balconies, window-sills and yards.
As well as being cost-effective and environmentally friendly, growing your own veg, salads and herbs means you can eat completely organic produce, grown and picked by you.
So during National Vegetarian Week, why not start growing your own vegetables, salads and herbs at home and experiment with the delicious, wholesome vegetarian diet.
For more information visit: National Vegetarian Week
(*) Source: The Vegetarian Society, 16th May 2014