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Celebrate 12 days of British this Christmas

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With a sprinkle of the white stuff in recent weeks, and twinkling lights shining across the country, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. No matter how you choose to celebrate this festive season, British farmers are proud to produce for everyone.

With that in mind, we look at the 12 days of Christmas, but with a British twist.

On the 1st day of Christmas...

British farmers grew for me… a freshly cut, British Christmas tree. 

Whether you're after a potted or cut tree, a Nordman Fir or a Norway Spruce, a small or a tall tree, British farmers and growers are proud to grow a wide array of Christmas trees to suit everybody's needs. Plus, by buying a British grown Christmas tree, you're not only supporting the local economy, but the environment too, with your tree travelling a lot less miles to get to that perfect spot in your home. 

On the 2nd day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a holly wreath for the front door.

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Here's a fun fact for you. In botanical terms, holly is dioecious, which means an individual holly plant is either male or female. Those with berries (technically known as drupes) are always female; those without are male or growing in isolation where cross-pollination was not possible. 

On the 3rd day of Christmas...

British farmers brewed for me... a bottle of great British beer.

English sparkling wine not for you? Fear not, British farmers are here for you beer lovers too. In fact, did you know that British malt and barley produces an average of 986 million pints of beer a year - we'll cheers to that. 

On the 4th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a delicious tray of mince pies.

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Let's be honest, Christmas isn't Christmas without a mince pie, and without British farmers, we'd be without this Christmas staple. British butter and flour make the perfect pastry for this festive favourite. 

On the 5th day of Christmas...

British farmers grew for me… a beautiful poinsettia.

A welcome pop of colour to any home, the great British poinsettia compliments any house at this time of year. And to help make them last longer, be sure to place poinsettias in a well-lit location, away from cold drafts near doors or windows.

On the 6th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a bottle of English sparkling wine.

Nothing says 'cheers' more than the sound of the cork popping off your favourite bottle of fizz. With more than 700 vineyards around the UK, there are plenty of sparkling wines to choose from. 

On the 7th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… Brussels sprouts and roasted chestnuts.

Love them or hate them? The one debate bound to get everyone talking round the dinner table. You might think, 'well nobody likes sprouts', but the area of production in the UK is equivalent to 3,240 football pitches – now that’s a lot of sprouts; someone must like them!

On the 8th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a sprig of mistletoe.

Did you know there are 900 species of mistletoe around the world, but only one type grows here in the UK - that is called Viscum album. Latin lessons aside, there is only one question here...

On the 9th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a delicious British cheeseboard.

Arguably to some, the best course of the Christmas dinner, but the one where everyone is just a little bit too full. What's your favourite choice of cheeses for the cheeseboard?

On the 10th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a tray of tasty pigs in blankets.

No Christmas is complete without.... 

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On the 11th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a hamper of seasonal British vegetables.

We've listed a lot of Christmas treats, but Christmas doesn't have to feel unhealthy. British farmers produce a huge range of high-quality, tasty and nutritious vegetables to complement any Christmas dinner.

On the 12th day of Christmas...

British farmers gave to me… a tasty, high-quality British turkey.

Whether you've ordered a turkey from the farm gate using our turkey finder, or you're still to buy your turkey from the supermarket or butcher, you might be wondering what to do with all of your leftovers. Fear not - we've got you covered with recipe ideas and inspiration to see you through the festive season. 

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Merry Christmas!



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