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March 2022

Onion & Carrot Conference – 29th November 2022

By Company News, Industry News

The Onion and Carrot Conference is back!

 

After a 3-year hiatus we are pleased to announce that British Carrots and British Onions have come together once again to bring you the 2022 Onion and Carrot Conference.

 

The event will take place at the East of England Arena & Events Centre in Peterborough on Tuesday 29th November 2022 and will comprise of a conference day and a gala dinner in the evening. SAVE THE DATE.

 

Representing two of the largest sectors of horticulture, the conference will bring together the latest industry updates, emerging technologies and research as well as providing a platform for invaluable networking.

 

Speaker announcements will be made over the coming months, we will look forward to sharing our line up with you.

 

The event will host a large exhibition area and allow plenty of networking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors. If you would like further information about our sponsorship and exhibition options, please visit our website http://www.onionandcarrotconference.co.uk/. We owe a massive thanks to the companies that support our event through sponsorship or by exhibiting.

 

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Onion & Carrot Conference on Tuesday 29th November 2022.

City Harvest: Harvest for Hunger 2022

By Industry News

City Harvest: Harvest for Hunger 2022
Rescuing Food, People, and the Planet

PRESS RELEASE
ISSUE DATE: 14th March 2022

March – October 2022. Working with farms and producers, City Harvest launches its second annual
‘Harvest for Hunger’ campaign, aiming to rescue nutritious food for 2 million meals. Responsive and
reliable when organising redistribution, City Harvest collects quality surplus and donated stock, from
farms and food producers across the UK, delivering it, free of charge, to 350+ charities feeding people
unable to afford healthy food.

Currently, 5 million people face food poverty in the UK and with the cost of living rising, City Harvest
is creating solutions. LEAF-accredited City Harvest supports sustainable farming with free surplus
produce collections, whilst offering maximum social impact. The Harvest for Hunger initiative enables
City Harvest to access food earlier on in the supply chain to be transformed into healthy meals for
those who need it most.

City Harvest’s Head of Food, Dan McAlpine, says, “City Harvest prides itself on understanding the
challenges producers and packers face with surpluses. The growers we speak to are so passionate
about their food not being wasted. Last year was such a success, we are keen to create more
meaningful relationships and life-changing channels for surplus.”

In 2021 G’s Group worked with City Harvest, becoming a sustainable farm partner. Chief Executive,
Guy Shropshire, says,
“G’s looks forward to working with City Harvest to support the further redistribution of surplus. G’s is
committed, not only to reducing our overall food waste, but proactively ensuring a larger proportion
of our surplus ends up in ‘value add’ destinations. City Harvest tackles surplus food and food poverty
in a positive and sustainable way.”

City Harvest surplus food recipient, Athleen, Hammersmith & Fulham, says,
“I am so grateful for the fresh food provided. The quality of the food is amazing, things I have never
tried before! My children always look forward to what will be in the box! It has really helped, as the
money I save goes towards the rising cost of bills.”

Supported by WRAP, Will McManus, Sector Specialist, WRAP explains,
“WRAP helps growers tackle food waste because it represents valuable nutrition and because wasting
food feeds climate change. This is a challenge that no business can solve alone, and we commend the
increasing number of growers collaborating with City Harvest’s flexible and cost-free solution to help
people and planet.”

City Harvest London
Est. 2014, City Harvest collects nutritious surplus food from manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, and delivers,
for free, to 350+ London charities feeding those facing food poverty. City Harvest rescues food, people, and
planet by preventing food waste, providing life-changing support to communities in every London borough
through food, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste.

https://www.cityharvest.org.uk/blog/harvest-for-hunger-2022

Onion & Carrot Conference – 29th November 2022 – book your exhibition place

By Company News, Industry News

The Onion and Carrot Conference is back!

The two associations have come together once again to bring you the 2022 Onion and Carrot Conference, representing two of the largest sectors of horticulture. The event will take place at the East of England Arena & Events Centre in Peterborough on Tuesday 29th November 2022 and will comprise of a conference day and a gala dinner in the evening.

The conference will bring together the latest industry updates, emerging technologies and research as well as providing a platform for invaluable networking.

The event will host a large exhibition area and allow plenty of networking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors. Further information about the exhibition options and also a registration form if you would like to book a stand are available at the end of this news item. For more information on our event please visit our website http://www.onionandcarrotconference.co.uk/

We owe a massive thanks to the companies that support our event through sponsorship or by exhibiting. Without your support we would not be able to host our prestigious event.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 Onion & Carrot Conference on Tuesday 29th November 2022.

 

Exhibitor packages OCC 2022

Information for Exhibitors 2022

2022 OCC Exhibition registration form

British Growers upcoming events

By Company News

Saturday 7th May 2022

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition Grand Final will be taking place at the University of Warwick this year. Follow the competition progress on the CIH website Young Horticulturist of the Year – Chartered Institute of Horticulture or contact the secretariat cih@horticulture.org.uk

 

Sunday 8th May 2022

The Friends of Ferguson Heritage Conference is being held at Newark Showground. Exhibition opportunities are available for the event, if you would like further information, please contact admin@fofh.co.uk

 

Wednesday 6th July 2022

The Asparagus Growers Association Biennial Conference, in Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Exhibition opportunities are available for the event, if you would like further information, please contact sam.pope@britishgrowers.org.

 

Thursday 28th July 2022

Turfgrass Growers Association Summer Show, for information on exhibiting and attending the event please contact info@turfgrass.org

 

Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th October 2022

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture Conference will be taking place at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Further details will follow in due course. Please direct any enquiries to the secretariat: cih@horticulture.org.uk

 

Thursday 6th October 2022

The British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day will be back again for 2022. The venue will be confirmed shortly. We will once again be looking for exhibitors to attend the iconic industry event.

 

Tuesday 25th October 2022

The long-awaited Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference & Gala Dinner is back. After being postponed in January 2022 the conference has been rearranged for the autumn. There are still Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities available, for more information please visit the website, Sponsors | Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference or Exhibition | Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference.

 

November 2022

Vining Pea Conference. Final date and details TBC.

 

Tuesday 29th November 2022

The Onion and Carrot Conference & Gala Dinner will be hosted at the East of England Arena & Events Centre, Peterborough Showground.  Further details will be issued shortly.

 

Tuesday 31st January 2023

British Protected Ornamentals Association Technical Conference will be back for another year, kindly hosted by the NFU. For more details about sponsoring the event please contact info@homegrownplants.org

 

 Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th October 2023

International Carrot and Other Apiaceae Symposium, in York. Information on sponsorship, exhibiting and attending can be found on the website International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae – 2-5 October 2023 (carrotsymposium.com)

 

As always, we continue to offer advertising and editorial opportunities to the industry in our various Crop Association Newsletters:

  • Brassica Growers Association
  • British Herb Trade Association
  • British Onions
  • Pea & Bean Growers Association
  • Turfgrass Growers Association
  • Asparagus Growers Association
  • British Carrot Growers Association
  • British Leafy Salad Association
  • Plant Propagators Ltd

 

If you would like more information, please contact admin@britishgrowers.org