UK mange tout on sale at M&S

A pulses and Brassica grower in the Cotswolds has produced a crop of mange tout for Marks & Spencer, which has become the first retailer to sell British-grown mange tout on the UK high street.

The crop is typically grown in Kenya. But Marks & Spencer has worked with brothers William and Martin Haines - of long-time Marks & Spencer supplier WR Haines in Chipping Campden - as part of its "Plan A" strategy, under which it has pledged to grow as much produce in Britain as possible.

William Haines said: "The British mange tout will be available for a limited time only but we are sure Marks & Spencer customers will love it and we will work to have a bigger crop for next year."


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