The Vegetable Summit 2017

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Tue, 24 October 2017
09:00 - 17:30

The Vegetable Summit is an annual event by Peas Please, an initiative led by The Food Foundation, Nourish Scotland, WWF and Food Cardiff.

Veg is good for business, the environment and our health, and this inaugural Vegetable Summit was about pledging bold action.  

We convened retailers, restauranteurs, caterers, manufacturers, growers, broadcasters and government representatives simultaneously in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh to make commitments that will shift our food system to make it easier for everyone to eat more veg.


The English Vegetable Summit was held at City Hall, London.

Watch recordings of the event here: 

Summit speakersSummit programme



The Welsh Vegetable Summit was held at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay.  Wales’ Vegetable Trailblazers were revealed in an interactive veg showcase.

The event was supported by Jenny Rathbone AM and Chaired by Catherine Brown (formally Chief Executive of FSA).  It featured Cardiff Council, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, children from Ninian Park Primary school, Flagship Welsh business and social enterprises, a veg masterclass and delicious veg lunch.



The Scottish Vegetable Summit was held at Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens and included panel discussions on health inequalities: the big veg gap, boosting Scottish horticulture and much more.  Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport addressed the Summit.

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