Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting st albans to 80360, or email us
Try freshly dug spuds at Willows Farm Village's Potato Shindig
A St Albans farm will be opening the gates to its potato patch each weekend in September and inviting visitors to get their hands dirty during its annual Potato Shindig.
This will give residents the opportunity to grow their own vegetables at Willows Farm Village, when they otherwise wouldn’t have space.
Farmer at Willows, Andrew said: "We know that not everyone has the space and time needed to grow their own vegetables at home but luckily, we have both of those things in abundance at Willows.
"Visitors to our Potato Shindig can have a taste of The Good Life by harvesting their own bag of fresh spuds from our Potato Patch."
"Thanks to the combination of heavy rain and sunny weather there’s a bumper crop of Picasso potatoes growing here at the Farm Village.
"While we are often told and are aware of the benefits of buying and eating local, seasonal produce, we wanted a way to communicate the important link between field and fork to children in a fun and engaging way. Potato Shindig was the answer.
"After all, what better way than getting their hands dirty knowing that the spuds they harvest will be served up later for a tasty tea."
Then after all the hard work in the Potato Patch, families can enjoy play activities, shows and events on the packed programme including farmyard animals, a ride on Tristan the Runaway Tractor, fun fair rides and adventure play.
This will run on every Saturday and Sunday through September. Visitors will receive one free bag of potatoes per child admission.
Comments are closed on this article.