QV Foods Limited offers lesson in potato growing

Martha Shaw, Kieron White and Molly Haynes harvest potatoes at QV Foods Limited. Photo: SG170613-222NG
Martha Shaw, Kieron White and Molly Haynes harvest potatoes at QV Foods Limited. Photo: SG170613-222NG

Holbeach Hurn fresh and prepared potato business QV Foods has done its bit to encourage youngsters to appreciate the humble spud.

The company took part in The Potato Council’s Grow Your Own Potatoes project that teaches primary age children about potatoes.

Over a million children signed up to learn where potatoes come from, how they grow and that they are a healthy food. It’s a hands on activity so perfect for youngsters.

Last Monday was harvesting day for the 76 pupils aged from nine to 11 from Long Sutton Primary School who took part in this year’s scheme.

After their hard work the youngsters enjoyed a snack of potato wedges with coleslaw prepared by QV Foods Limited staff.

The event was organised by Mariola Baszkiewicz with the support of other employees. Mariola said at the end of the event the school was presented with two gifts: a greenhouse and a compost bucket containing gardening equipment.