Over 120 children from three local schools in Co.Armagh were able to enjoy a day out at Gilfresh to end their school year. Primary 5 Students from The Cope Primary in Loughgall, Hardy Memorial Primary in Richhill and St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary in Ballyhegan visited us recently.
During their visit the children got to learn about where their vegetables come from and how they are grown. They had the opportunity to walk around a field of carrots and swedes which were planted at the start of the month and also got their hands dirty by planting their own cabbages, broccoli and cauliflowers.
William Gilpin, owner of Gilfresh, said, “This summer we have planted a wide range of vegetables in a field opposite our factory to help educate children on how vegetables are grown. Nothing brings learning about food, farming and the countryside to life for children more than seeing it for themselves. It was a great few days for all involved and we look forward to the children returning in September to harvest the vegetables that they have planted.”