Monday 23 July 2012

Visit to a Daffodil Farm

Launceston and Wadebridge Young Farmers joined together last Thursday for a farm walk. The clubs travelled to Truro where they visited a daffodil farm. The club members were given an interesting overview of the background and history of the farm, and then proceeded with a tour of the yard. He showed them the work which occurs within the summer season and also demonstrated machines which are used to clean, dry and grade the bulbs.

It was eye opening to gain a greater understanding of the flower picking process, and relate this to the market and customers. The evening provided an excellent insight into a type of farming which is scarcely seen in our area of Cornwall. We would like to thank everyone at the farm for their kind hospitality.

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