Support falls for harvest festivals
Most people no longer celebrate harvest festival and half of those who do take only tinned or dried food to church or school, a new study has shown.
A tin of baked beans is one of the most popular items of food taken to a harvest festival, a survey of more than 2,200 adults revealed.
Four out of five of those questioned by campaign group Eat Seasonably said they did not mark the festival, which traditionally marks the end of the agricultural year.
Lisa Faulkner, winner of Celebrity Masterchef 2010, said: "It's a shame that tinned goods feature so highly at harvest time when there is a real chance to make the most of the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables at this time of the year."
Fewer than a third of those who said they marked harvest festival celebrated by taking fruit and vegetables to school.