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Potatoes are very versatile vegetables. That means there are many different ways to cook and eat them.

How many ways can you think of to cook potatoes? Have you thought of boiled, roasted, baked or fried? Then of course we eat them as chips, waffles, wedges and crisps. Which is your favourite?

Cornwall produces loads of potatoes and different types are harvested at different times of the year.

In the spring Cornish earlies are harvested. These are small new potatoes and are delicious when served with a little butter.

Cornish earlies - small new potatoes with soft skins


Sheep are reared for meat. The meat from young sheep is called lamb. The meat from older animals is called mutton.

Sheep also produce wool and some breeds are kept to produce milk which is used to make yoghurt and cheese.

Sheep are kept to produce what?



Milk's Journey

Do you have cereal for breakfast? Do you know how the milk you pour on it gets from the farm to your breakfast table?
Cornwall Food & Farming - tanker collecting milk

After the cows have been milked on the farm, a big tanker collects the milk and takes it to the creamery.
At the creamery the milk is pasteurised - this means it is heated and then cooled to destroy any bugs that might make us ill. Then it is put in bottles.

A lorry delivers the bottles of milk to the shops. Most of us buy our milk from shops these days.
In some towns and villages milk is still delivered to your door by a milkman each day. He collects the crates of bottles from the creamery in his van and leaves the number of bottles ordered on the doorstep.

Years ago milk was delivered straight from the farm. It was poured into churns and taken by horse and cart into the towns. Housewives and children would come out of their houses with jugs for the dairyman to fill from his churns.

Today what types of transport might play a part in getting milk to your breakfast table?

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Horse and Cart

Creamery - factory where milk is bottled
A churn - large metal container, holding 8 gallons, that was used for carrying milk from the farm before road tankers were introduced

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