Long Sutton children plant potatoes at Worth Farms

Long Sutton schoolchildren plant potatoes at Worth Farms.
Long Sutton schoolchildren plant potatoes at Worth Farms.
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QV Foods Ltd and Worth Farms hosted a planting day for local schoolchildren as part of a Grow Your Own Potatoes initiative.

The project, run by the Potato Council, helps educate primary school children about potatoes, how they grow and how they fit into a healthy balanced diet.

Schools that register to take part receive a free growing kit and QV Foods Ltd sponsored some of the potato seed given to schools in the area to plant with seed potatoes supplied by the Potato Council.

Over 70 youngsters from Long Sutton Primary School, accompanied by teachers and support staff, had the chance to get their hands dirty planting their potato seed into grow bags. They then heard a talk about potatoes from QV Foods’ Tim Johnson before tucking into servings of potato wedges topped with cheese.

The pupils will tend their potatoes before returning to Worth Farms in mid-June to harvest them when weighed produce will be entered into a Potato Council competition.