|The New Forest National Park’s education team teach|
children from the New Forest School at Nomansland
about harvest time in the New Forest.
Organised by the New Forest National Park Authority, Sandy Balls, New Forest Marque, Hampshire Country Learning and the New Forest Trust, the harvest celebration welcomed five schools and 80 parents today (Thursday, 7 October).
The children, aged seven to 11, came from Hythe Primary School, The New Forest School at Nomansland, Mansel Park Primary School in Southampton, Downton Primary School and Bassett Green Primary School, Southampton.
|Children from The New Forest School, Nomansland,|
learn about Dexter cows from owner Peter Niccolls.
‘We want them to understand that what you buy in the supermarket often comes from thousands of miles away and is out of season. What you can get locally is really tasty, of good quality, and it is interesting to find out where it has come from as well as supporting local businesses.’
|(Left to right) New Forest producers Natasha Moore of Perfect|
Preserves, Sarah Richards of the New Forest Marque produce
scheme at the National Park Authority and Steph Lowe
of New Forest Biscotti tell the children about the benefits
of local food.
'We think it is vital that the next generation of shoppers knows about the wealth of local seasonal food.'