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Spuds fun at farm harvest

CHILDREN can enjoy the result of the autumn harvest taking place at Hatton Farm Village, near Warwick, in the coming weekends as staff turn over two acres of potatoes for visitors to gather.

CHILDREN can enjoy the result of the autumn harvest taking place at Hatton Farm Village, near Warwick, in the coming weekends as staff turn over two acres of potatoes for visitors to gather.

Fifty tonnes of Picasso potatoes will be ready to be collected by children visiting the attraction on September 25 and 26 which can be taken home to be mashed, boiled or roasted.

The Potato Shindig event is the latest addition to the attraction’s farming programme which aims to encourage youngsters to learn where their food comes from. The farm village recently introduced a growing patch to showcase all the best seasonal British crops and vegetables grown across the region.

Farm village manager Richard Craddock said he was expecting bumper crowds: “These events are especially popular because the children get to put on their wellies and actually get out onto the fields .

“For some this is a revelation as they are used to seeing vegetables cleanly prepared and wrapped up in plastic. Parents seem to appreciate the wholesomeness of such activities which educate children but in a fun way!”

Hatton Farm Village, at Hatton Country World, is open between 10am and 5pm and is off the A4177 between Warwick and Solihull.

 

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