Friday, 11 March 2016

Farm to Fork Experience - Class LH

On Thursday we were blessed with a gorgeous day in which to enjoy our trip to the local supermarket and the farm.  Following a tour of the Coop looking for sustainability logos and discussing food miles, we then headed over to the farm. 
We were shown how the crops  such as wheat, barley, rapeseed and sugarbeet  are processed into the products of flour, oil  and  sugar in order to make cereal, bread and oils.  We then explored the variety of crops grown, discussed crop rotation and tried our hands at sowing seeds – although not as far or as quick as the real machines could do it in!!   We all had a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine and relished the freedom of being able run freely across the fields.