Tory MP goes back to his roots on a school visit to the farm

Tory MP Andrew Percy has joined children on a visit to a farm in Swinefleet, Goole, owned by the Co-operative Farms.

The visit with Bowmandale Primary School in Barton-on-Humber is part of an initiative by the supermarket to raise awareness of the work of co-operatives.

Co-operative Farms has been farming at Swinefleet since 1917, and the base runs the From Farm to Fork project to encourage healthy eating.

Percy said that projects like these were "invaluable" for teaching children about the countryside and where their food came from.

The Goole farm grows potatoes, beetroot, barley, rapeseed and sugar beet, said Linda Crow, From Farm to Fork Co-ordinator at the farm.

The Co-operative Farms, Britain's biggest farmer, ran Co-operatives Fortnight from 19 June to 3 July to raise awareness of the value of the co-operative economy to business, society and people.


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