In June 2013 all third grade classes at Bradford had the opportunity to plant potatoes in our grow bags.
This fall, as fourth graders, they were able to harvest the potatoes. Our harvesting method is to dump the contents of a bag into a wheelbarrow for easier tool-free picking.
Bradford 4th grade students harvest potatoes that they planted in June.
They also weighed each potato to practice their measuring and conversion skills — how many ounces are in one pound? Our biggest potato weighed 2.5 ounces.
Best of all, during Farm to School week the potatoes were roasted with olive oil and salt and served to the students as a snack during lunch. Yum!!
If you are astutely wondering if 4 pounds 2 ounces of potatoes was enough for 75 children to sample, we did supplement with an additional 2 pounds of potatoes from a local organic farmer.