Open Farm Sunday on June 11th was the first time we opened the farm gates to the public in partnership with LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and AHDB (Agricultural Development and Horticultural Board- Potatoes)
We were fortunate, and grateful to have the AHDB Educational Van which promotes “Grow your own Potatoes” campaign specifically with the children.
There were over 60 visitors including a cub group that needed to learn more the environment for their environmental badge. There was lots of action with a tractor drive to the fields, and Carroll’s Heritage Potato cookery demonstrations.
Here is the tractor setting off.
The ADHB provided a fantastic fully interactive educational vehicle informing everyone about How To Grow Potatoes. There were for quizzes and games for all the family, and a tour around the farm machinery, and production.
Here is Del showing the visitors about the grading and packing of the Heritage Potatoes.
Guest Visitor is Willy Robson, from Chain Bridge Honey Farm who keeps his bees at Tiptoe, came to give an informative talk about bee keeping with samples of honey.
Here is Willie, and one of the families tasting the honey.
We hope to make this annual event at Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes, Tiptoe Farm, so watch this space for June 10th 2018.