Hampshire Fare Takes Local Food to the Classroom
Youngsters learn about the importance of Hampshire produce.
Schoolchildren have been encouraged to explore local produce by the Hampshire Fare.
The county’s local food group work strategically with Hampshire County Council, along with the other corporate partners, to promote local food and drink.
Pupils at the Berrywood Primary School in Hedge End were able to inspect an array of fresh fish brought to the school by J&S Fish.
The fishmonger shared different fish facts to the young people.
The session then went on to a presentation about strawberries and local fruits. New Forest Fruits told of how strawberries are grown in Hampshire and help make jams.
Chris Reilly, headteacher at the school, says the sessions were received well from the children.
He said: “The children had a fantastic morning learning about British produce.
“As a school we are trying very hard to promote healthy eating from environmentally friendly and sustainable sources. This is an excellent project!”
For more information about the involvement of Hampshire Fare in your community go to: www.hampshirefare.co.uk