Horse drawn swather - picture from the private collection of Jim Bedson

Our Potato Adventure with Uncle Jim

Uncle Jim brought in some of his heritage seed potatoes. You can see the students counting the eyes on the potatoes. This is important because the potato eyes are where the sprouts of the new potato plant begin. You have to cut up the seed potato to plant it. When you cut it up you have to make sure you have about 3 eyes in each piece to make sure it will grow.

Counting the eyes

The students made French Fries from some of the heritage potatoes.

Making fries from Uncle Jim’s heritage potatoes.
Tasting a French fry before and...
after it is cooked.