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Spud Success! Kids love potatoes at Taste the Tattie day in South Petherton

PUBLISHED: 13:09 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:28 20 February 2013

Spud Success! Kids love potatoes at Taste the Tattie day in South Petherton

Spud Success! Kids love potatoes at Taste the Tattie day in South Petherton

There's more to the humble potato than meets the eye, as over 500 primary school children discovered when they descended on the region's largest potato farm for a special Taste the Tattie day.

Theres more to the humble potato than meets the eye, as over 500 primary school children discovered when they descended on the regions largest potato farm for a special Taste the Tattie day.

Organised by a group of local farmers in a bid to raise awareness about where our food comes from, children from 25 Somerset schools were led through every stage of potato production at Nick Braggs Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton. Areas included harvesting, grading, storing, selling and ultimately tasting spuds cooked up in a wide variety of ways.

It was a really successful day, says delighted organizer Mark Pope, the children were incredibly inquisitive and hopefully went away a little more informed about what they eat and where it comes from in our countryside. Every teacher was also given a pack of information so that they can refer to the days events throughout the curriculum.

Star attractions were snowy the barn owl in the farming and wildlife area, Black Beauty the enormous 370 horse power tractor used in potato cultivations and the mass class weigh ins on the potato lorry weigh bridge!

A similar event, Taste the Harvest, focusing on grain, will be held over two days on September 20th and 21st, 9.30am 2.30pm at Staple Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton. For details Contact markpope@staplefarm.co.uk or 077107 91298.

See the Taste the Tatties Farmers Weekly blog: http://www.fwi.co.uk/community/blogs/taste-tatties-harvest/default.aspx

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