‘Farm to Fork’ Growing Project

This month , HES Catering in partnership with suppliers McCain’s and Heinz have offered Havering primary schools the opportunity to take part in a produce growing project called ‘Farm to Fork’.

The aim of the project is to help enrich school curriculums. The project helps to improve food knowledge, gives students a better understanding of where food comes from and how it’s utilised, all whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

Schools are supplied with resources and tools in order to grow their own produce. Once the schools harvest their produce, our Nutritionist & Development Chef can work with the students to create healthy & delicious recipes to cook and enjoy.

This is the first year the project has been launched and 19 schools across the borough are currently participating. All 19 schools were automatically entered into a prize draw to win the ‘Innocent Smoothies – Big Grow’ vegetable seed packs. These packs include the following:

  • 5 Large backs of seeds (varieties can vary)
  • Compost discs and cups for growing
  • Teachers resources packs
  • Star grower badge.

The ‘Innocent-Big Grow’ project aims to help students learn something about food empathy. This allows the students to have a deeper understanding of where their food comes from as well as promoting local and seasonal produce.

Watch this space for more updates on their progress and the delicious recipes created…

Charlotte Newman, 31 Mar 2021
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