This was the moment a giant pea was paraded through Tooting followed by a stream of mini vegetables.

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The unusual object was made by members of Transition Town Tooting to mark its eighth annual food festival which drew more than 500 people to a community hall in Upper Tooting Road yesterday.

The giant pea left Tooting Market at 1pm heading towards Tooting Bec Station.

A swarm of children gathered around the fantastical art work as it made its way back to Saj Hall near Tooting Broadway Station where it was displayed for the afternoon alongside the vegetables.

The parade was put on to promote Foodival, a celebration of home-grown food produced by local cooks.

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Growing Tooting co-ordinator Martin Cobley with some of the locally-grown produce to be given out to community

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Elisabetta Costantini, who was demonstrating pasta-making at the festival, said: "It's important because a lot of people are more and more interested to discover how to grow their own vegetables and have better produce which is good for your health."

The 43-year-old from Furzedown, who runs the Minestra Supper Club with her husband Riccardo, added: "Our supper club is all about the community and the food so the two things go really well together.

"What we realise is that all these groups all get to know each other and synergies can come out of events like Foodival."

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A bee-keeper, a juicer and a jam-maker were also among Tooting food producers offering tasters to visitors throughout the day.

Musicians including the Balham Ukulele Society and The Renegades took to the stage to entertain foodies as they sampled London-grown produce.