#FeedTheNation: Farmers’ videos teach kids about agriculture

A small family farm has put together a series of educational videos explaining how they are helping to #FeedTheNation during these turbulent times.

Emily French, of Foxes Farm Produce, based in Aldham, near Colchester in Essex, said she hopes the videos will help youngsters in lockdown to learn more about farming.

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“We really wanted to help all the families and children in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, so we are putting together weekly educational videos of activities on our farm, using the hashtag #learnonthefarm,” Mrs French says. 

“We thought this would provide a perspective on education and learning to families about our own on experiences and adventures on the ground during this crisis.”

Joint venture

Foxes Farm Produce was set up in 2015 by Mrs French and her husband Guy. The couple, who met in 2010, say they are keen to grow their joint venture together.

The couple grow thousands of pumpkins, supplying wholesale outlets and retailers across the UK.

They offer pick-your-own pumpkins on the farm during the autumn and host a 1.5km farm mud run obstacle course in the summer. They also grow Christmas trees for wholesalers and to buy direct on the farm.

So far, the couple have published two #learnonthefarm videos for families who are locked down at home. The first explains how the seed drill works and the second how the fertiliser spreader works.

Mrs French added: “We are not media experts, just both farmers! I have been doing the presenting and Guy has been the cameraman and video editor.”

More information about Foxes Farm’s various activities is available on its website.


Farmers Weekly is getting behind the #FeedtheNation campaign to back UK farmers working flat out to produce safe, affordable and reliable food to feed the nation during the coronavirus crisis.

With our partners, we are raising public awareness of this campaign by highlighting the actions farmers are taking to get food to consumers.

Join in the campaign by sharing your stories with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #FeedtheNation or email us at philip.case@markallengroup.com or telephone 020 8652 4905.

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