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Green Diary Events - November 2017

14Jun

National Cucumber Day

National Cucumber Day will be celebrated at The Great British Cucumber Festival! 

The festival event was initially the idea of the Waltham Abbey Town Partnership, but it has been wholeheartedly and enthusiastically supported by Lea Valley Growers. Lea Valley are well-known growers of salad, they produce 75% of all our UK cucumbers - with 1.2 million leaving distribution centres each week and contribute substantially to the pepper and tomato supplies too?

Did you know that a cucumber is 95% water? And that it's a fruit?! It comes from the same family as squash, watermelon and courgette/zuchinni.

Cucumber also has many health benefits. It's a great source of potassium and essential vitamins and restores water to the body. They can be great for your skin and eyes too. You've probably seen cucumber extracts mentioned on face masks.