Local farm invites children to learn more about food processes at harvest time
A LOCAL farm is welcoming children in to learn more about food processes and celebrate harvest time.
Over a two-week period, which began on Tuesday, primary school pupils can benefit from finding out about how produce is grown, sourced and cooked, and take part in traditional autumn festivities at Bosavern Community Farm in St Just.
Local food and community development manager Lynne Dyer stressed the importance of healthy eating and granting young people a knowledge of what they eat.
"We are going to take them out to our farm and show them where their dinner comes from," she said.
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"We hope to get them involved in every stage."
Mrs Dyer added that today fewer people have an understanding of sustenance and cultivation.
"I think we can be quite disconnected in this day of the supermarket," she said.
"I think for health it's very important to find out where our food comes from – the experiences give more interest to children.
"They may not eat a courgette if you put one in front of them but if they go out and pick it themselves, they are more inclined to try it," added Mrs Dyer.
The harvest fair is being run in recognition of British Food Fortnight and also features other activities and workshops to allow youngsters an insight into seasonal pastimes.
Corn dolly making, storytelling and songs are set to take place alongside harvesting vegetables and making soup.
Schools from across west Penwith have been invited to attend events, which take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week and next.
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