Fenland celery gets protected

Fenland celery has become the first vegetable to get Protected Name Status by the European Commission.

It will mean the crop which is exclusive to the Fens of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk will be protected for the future.

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Special recognition for the nutty-flavoured Fenland celery

What does Fenland celery have in common with Champagne, Parma Ham and Cornish Pasties?

Well, just like those well-known products, it has just been awarded Protected Food Name status by the European Commission - and is the first English vegetable to be given the special recognition.

It means the name is now protected and will remain unique to our region.

Emily Knight reports.

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