Activity 3: Field to fork

This activity focuses on how potatoes get from ‘field to fork’.

Activity 3: Field to fork


Explain to the children that you will be looking at what happens to potatoes after they are harvested.

Ask the children for their ideas on how potatoes get from ‘field to fork’. Show them the Field to fork presentation and discuss what happens at each stage. Summarise the key stages using the last slide.


Set the children the task of creating their own images or drawings of the stages a potato goes through from ‘field to fork’.

Ask the children to work in small groups to create an image of one of the stages. They could do this using a computer or with collage or paint. Put all the stages together to create a class display.  Ask each group to write a description of each stage.

Round up

Ask the children to show and explain what they have done.

Extension ideas

  • Find out how other foods are grown and produced.
  • Arrange a visit to a farm to see some animals being reared or fruit or vegetables being grown or harvested.
5 - 7 YR
Field to fork

A presentation exploring potatoes from field to fork.

Farming food for you - potatoes

A poster about the potato farm and farmer.

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