Thursday 12 May 2016

Farm walk


This week we went down to West Antony Farm, near Torpoint, by kind permission of Mr Jeremy Oatey. The farm is rented from part of the Antony estate, and is mainly arable with some sheep. Jeremy explained that there were a large selection of crops grown on over 2000 acres across Cornwall. They are the only growers of onions in Cornwall, all of which goes to Ginsters so they can put Cornish onions in their pastys. They also grow several daffodils every year, and he told us how he is reliant on the workers from eastern Europe to help pick them every year. As well as looking around his land, we looked at all the cold storage for potatoes and onions, as well as looking at the vegetable processing line where they prepare and package any type of vegetable.

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