Homegrown fruit and veg up

Government figures reveal that the proportion of homegrown fruit and veg increased from 2.9 per cent in 2008 to five per cent in 2011. The Family Food survey of 6,000 households by Defra showed a third of all fresh beans eaten at home were homegrown, up five per cent in three years.

Household food homegrown in gardens and allotments:

- Potatoes: two per cent (2008), seven per cent (2011)

- Tomatoes: four per cent (2008), seven per cent (2011)

- Apples: three per cent (2008), nine per cent (2011)

- Soft fruit: six per cent (2008), 10 per cent (2011).


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