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

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

The event, which will provide a half day of activity followed by a seasonal lunch, will take place on Friday, November 16.

Participants will visit a local farm specialising in beef and potato production, learn more about food produced from the area, and find out about local food and farming opportunities for pupils.

The farm tour will be hosted by Bruce Lang, at Starr Farm, near Cupar, and the group will then go on to the Elmwood Campus.

RHET’s project co-ordinator Carole Brunton and education manager Alison Motion will provide an introduction to RHET and will talk about the value and benefits of school visits to local farms.

Viv Collie and Jimmy Wilson from the Fife Food Network’s “Food from Fife” initiative will then outline the activities of the growing project.

The event will finish in the Elmwood training kitchens, where chef/lecturer Wullie Balfour will lead 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.

There are a limited number of places left for the event, and any representatives of food and tourism businesses interested in attending should e-mail

The photograph shows the group from the previous visit to Cairnie Fruit Farm, click to see full image


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