Organic and LEAF marque vegetables from Suffolk

Local pre-school sponsorship

We sponsor the local village pre-school which comes out to visit us once a year. We have great pleasure showing the children around the farm, showing them what we grow. This is quote from their website:

“We are fortunate to be situated in beautiful countryside and like to explore the locality by going for walks in the woods, walking to the local farm fields to watch planting and harvesting, looking for signs of the season such as icy puddles, frost, spring flowers, conker collecting and the changing colour of leaves. We also visit a local vegetable garden, the local shop and sports field. NBU5s is proudly sponsored by local business Home Farm Nacton.”

Tractors into Schools

Every February we participate in the “Tractors into Schools” event by going along to a number of local schools with one of our tractors and discussing food and farming with the children.

Grow your own Potato Days

As part of a national schools initiative organised by the Potato Council, the Suffolk Agricultural Association was invited to stage a regional heat of the Grow Your Own Potatoes challenge. The two-part initiative teaches how potatoes are grown and harvested through an interactive challenge to see who can grow the heaviest, not the biggest, potatoes. Secondly it is designed to help children learn more about healthy eating and how the potato plays an important part in a balanced diet. Learn more on the Suffolk Agricultural Association website

The School Farm and Country Fair

The School Farm and Country Fair organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association is the biggest education event of the year – 4000 thousand 7-9 year olds attend this annual day of food and farming discovery held at Trinity Park. The day includes education about where food comes from, see animals and machinery at work and gain some experience and knowledge of the countryside.

Food and Farming Student Day

The annual Food and Farming Student Day is aimed at 13-16 year olds as they make key curriculum choices. Working with Hollow Trees Farm, Easton & Otley College and the Suffolk Education Business Partnership, the Suffolk Agricultural Association invites students down to the farm to meet people working across all aspects of agriculture and related industries to discuss career opportunities first hand. The event is sponsored by the Chadacre Agricultural Trust. Learn more on the Suffolk Agricultural Association website.