Chips ahoy for Peterborough school children!

10/06/2019

Over 400 Peterborough school children took part in the Kids Country Grow Your Own Potatoes and Celery event last week, partnering with Albert Bartlett and G’s Fresh to harvest their own crops as well as enjoy activities including tasting different potato dishes and varieties, harvesting celery, and finding all about the history of local agricultural workers.

The 400 children, who planted their potatoes and celery back in March, also had the chance to weigh-in their crop, with William Law C of E School and Newark Hill Academy joint winners of the biggest harvest competition.

Sandra Lauridsen, Education Manager for Kids Country, The East of England Agricultural Society’s education arm, said: “We are thrilled to have joined up with Albert Bartlett and G’s Fresh again this year to deliver an event that really shows local school children where potatoes and celery come from, from field to fork. They all love getting their hands dirty and are very patient waiting three months from planting to taking their harvest home to eat.”