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Celebrate the farmers behind our Great British Food Flag

Great British Food Flag

Our stunning new food flag is an out-and-out celebration of all of the beautiful produce that British farmers and growers deliver during harvest each and every year.

Did you know that British strawberries are grown and available from March to December, or that one hectare of British wheat will produce enough grain to make about 11,500 loaves of bread?

From the deep rich tones of gladioli to the bright scarlets of juicy red tomatoes, there is a story behind each farming sector in our flag – and with our sights set on highlighting the heroes of our harvest, we’ve put together this special interactive version for you to explore.

Find out about the pro responsible for our British beef or the expert farmer behind our eggs, simply by moving your mouse over the food flag and clicking to find out more.

Download a printable version of our Great British Food Flag here.

Using your mobile? Read our farmers' stories here.

Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Gladioli bread Beef Ham Eggs Eggs Eggs Red Leicester Blackberries Rasberries Strawberries Sugar

Chris Wall’s family-run business is one of the UK’s leading growers of tomatoes.

Chris Wall’s family-run business is one of the UK’s leading growers of tomatoes.

Chris Wall’s family-run business is one of the UK’s leading growers of tomatoes.

On Matthew Naylor's farm over 50 million stems of cut flowers are grown for supermarkets in the UK and mainland Europe.

Thomas Bradshaw is a fourth generation farmer who grows a range of combinable crops such as wheat and barley as well as oilseed rape on his family farm in Essex.

Steve Ramshaw has his own small farm in Northumberland which specialises in the production of Wagyu beef.

Fergus Howiee and his family are proud to say that their top-quality pork is all born, bred, farmed and fed on their family farm.

Potters of Yorkshire began producing eggs on their farm based in the idyllic surroundings of the Vale of York in 1970.

Potters of Yorkshire began producing eggs on their farm based in the idyllic surroundings of the Vale of York in 1970.

Potters of Yorkshire began producing eggs on their farm based in the idyllic surroundings of the Vale of York in 1970.

David and Jo Clarke are dairy farmers whose families have farmed in Leicestershire for generations.

The family run Hall Hunter Partnership located in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex is a leading UK grower of top quality berries for supermarkets.

The family run Hall Hunter Partnership located in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex is a leading UK grower of top quality berries for supermarkets.

The family run Hall Hunter Partnership located in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex is a leading UK grower of top quality berries for supermarkets.

Did you know we can grow sugar in Britain? Kit Papworth is a grower who helps produce the sweetness that goes into your tea.


Are you using your mobile? Read all of our farmers stories below...

Chris Wall, tomato grower

Matthew Naylor, flower grower

Thomas Bradshaw, crop farmer

Kit Papworth, sugar beet grower

Steve Ramshaw, beef farmer

Fergus Howie, pig farmer

Adrian Potter, egg farmer

David and Jo Clarke, dairy farmer

Harry Hall, fruit grower

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