The Fife Food Network has just organised another farm visit as part of its commitment to providing an educational resource for school teachers in the region.

In collaboration with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), and the SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar, the session at Starr Farm, was run on the theme “From Local Source to Main Course – an introduction to Food and Farming”

The teachers met up with Bruce Lang at the family business near Cupar, which specialises in beef and potato production.

They were able to learn more about food produced from the area, and about local food and farming opportunities for pupils.

After the farm tour the group moved on to the Elmwood Campus, where RHET’s project co-ordinator Carole Brunton and education manager Alison Motion provided an introduction to RHET and talked about the value and benefits of school visits to local farms.

Viv Collie from the Fife Food Network’s “Food from Fife” initiative then outlined the activities of the growing project.

At Elmwood’s impressive training kitchens chef/lecturers Martin Luti and Vicki Munro led a beef and potato cookery demonstration followed by tastings and lunch.

Earlier this year a similar educational visit involved Cairnie Fruit Farm, near Cupar, and as a result almost 300 children took part in farm visits.

Food from Fife’s Viv Collie said that the initiative with RHET is proving highly successful.

“The teachers obviously enjoyed their visit and the time and effort put in by Bruce Lang and the staff at Elmwood.

“They were also able to see the work done at college, its impressive facilities, and the huge potential for future collaboration.”

The photograph shows Elmwood chef/lecturer Marin Luti working with the group

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