Celebrating the Big Onion

ETC - Onions at Elveden Farm for feature''Pictured: Andrew Francis who is the farm manager
ETC - Onions at Elveden Farm for feature''Pictured: Andrew Francis who is the farm manager

THE onion is a vegetable that has long been appreciated – the Egyptians even worshipped it.

But next month, Elveden Estate is holding a special event honouring the onion and celebrating the best in East Anglian produce.

ETC - Onions at Elveden Farm for feature

ETC - Onions at Elveden Farm for feature

On August 6, Elveden Estate – which produces six percent of the UK’s onions – is staging the Big Onion event in celebration of the vegetable.

The 22,500 acre estate, owned by Lord Iveagh, produces more than 23,000 tonnes of onions each year, providing 30 percent of the farm income.

The Big Onion, which kicks off at 10am in the estate’s Walled Garden, near Thetford, will showcase local producers, and will also feature live music and fun activities. A food stage, featuring demonstrations from a number of local chefs, will run throughout the day and children can get involved with tractor rides, face painting and potato printing.

Frances Armstrong, Elveden Estate marketing manager, said: “It will be a good day out for all the family to celebrate all the good things about East Anglia – good food, good chefs and good music.”

For details and tickets go to www.elveden.com or call 01842 898068.