Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Shake Up your Wakeup!
As part of the HGCA's Shake Up Your Wake Up week we took the Overbury Grasshoppers out onto the farm to see where the raw ingredients for their breakfast cereals or toast start off. It was a cold blustery start in the wheat fields, and it certainly woke all the children up, as well a healthy breakfast!
The field we looked at was a field of Invicta wheat which we are growing for Kellogg's. The plants are very small at the moment due to the winter cold temperatures and low sunlight levels. As spring warms up and the plant food is delivered they will soon start to grow. After the field we headed to the grain store to look at the breakfast cereal making wheat we grew last year, to have a look at the raw ingredients that are milled and turned in great tasting breakfasts such as Bran Flakes, Sultana Bran, Fruit and Fibre, Minimax and Special K.
The children certainly enjoyed getting handfuls of wheat and letting it run through their fingers, feeling the texture and the hardness of the small grains.