The Great British Cucumber Festival is at Waltham Abbey on Saturday 12 May.
The event in the Abbey Gardens is supported by the Lea Valley Growers who provide 75 per cent of UK cucumbers. British cucumbers are sweeter and have thinner skins.
The Festival runs from 10am to 4pm and there will also be tomatoes and peppers to taste and buy. Refreshments include a hog roast and specialist sausages. Events include The Longest Cucumber Competition.