Children enjoy fun-filled day at the farm as Fenmarc Produce opens its doors

FENMARC Produce opened its doors for ‘Open Farm Tuesday’ - to show children how food goes from the field to the fork.

The vegetable growing and packing business welcomed more than 30 pupils from Ten Mile Bank Primary School to Hope Farm, in Southery, Downham Market.

The event - which was part of a LEAF national initiative - saw children learn about growing vegetables.

The pupils were helped by friends of the business ‘Potato Pete’ and ‘Katie Carrot’ as they showed their competitive side in a race to win Fenmarc’s human-sized vegetable board game.

They also got their hands dirty by digging up some of Fenmarc’s Belana potatoes, and made a potato base pizza to take home for their dinner.

Gemma Davis, Marketing Co-ordinator for Fenmarc, said: “Educating children about the field to fork process is vital to encouraging greater consumption of fresh potatoes and vegetables.

“The purpose of the day is to teach children about what’s involved in growing produce, as well as offering them advice about the process so they can get more involved with growing their food.

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“We love taking part in national projects such as this; the whole team enjoyed the fun filled day of farming and interacting with the children!”

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