Breakfast on the Menu at the Great Yorkshire Showground
A choice of bacon sandwiches, fruit smoothies, cereals and sausages were on the menu for around 100 youngsters at the Great Yorkshire Showground today (Monday 28 Jan). Children from Starbeck Community Primary School, Harrogate were the breakfast guests of the organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society at the event to highlight the important role British farmers play in producing our food.
Before tucking in, the children took part in a series of workshops and demonstrations looking at the provenance of food. Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Sally Pitts said: “Children don’t eat breakfast as often as they once did so this event has been excellent at showing the importance of starting the day with good healthy food. It’s been fun as well as educational.”
Workshops were run by Hazel Brow Farm, Richmond who explained butter making, milk and egg production, Daniel Cartwright of Show Off Chefs who made fruit smoothies, and York farmer, Grant Burton who demonstrated sausage making. The breakfast was cooked by members of Ladies in Pigs, which supports the British pig farming industry.
The initiative was part of the annual national initiative, Farmhouse Breakfast Week.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is best known as the organiser of the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England’s premier agricultural show, and its sister event, Countryside Live.
28 January 2013
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YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. This ranges from educational initiatives to the Society’s Nuffield Scholarships to hosting the Yorkshire Rural Support Network. The Society is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s award winning regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009.
The Society is the organiser of the annual farming and country showcase, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. Dates for the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show are Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July, and Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October are the dates for Countryside Live. Tickets go on sale for the Great Yorkshire Show on Thursday 1 March. See also www.yas.co.uk and www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk