Potato progress at Glendale!

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015

Children in Northumberland know much more about their potatoes than ever before – that’s according to the experts at Greenvale who met many of the 1500 children visiting this year’s Glendale Children’s Countryside Day.

The children, aged from five to nine years old, came from schools all over Northumberland, their travel being funded by the Glendale Committee, now in its 11th year.

Staff from Greenvale, the UK’s biggest supplier of potatoes, showed the children how a potato arrives on their plate, from a tiny seeds, to growing, lifting, washing, packing and then home and cooking. They also learnt about the health benefits in their favourite vegetable.

Rebecca Stewart, Learning and Development Officer at Greenvale says: “It was a great day out and most surprising we found that children really do know a lot more in general about potatoes compared to three years ago. This may be partly due to the Tesco Eat Happy Project, Farm to Fork, and their ‘Grown your Own’ initiatives which we are proud to support.”