Monday, August 22, 2011

Peru field trips: Farm visit

Peruvian cultural events are a rare occurrence in our part of the world, so we had to get creative for our field trip this month. We've done projects with two staples of Peruvian agriculture: quinoa and potatoes. And one of our favorite books for the month, How Llama Saved the Day, features a farmer as the main character.

So we decided a farm visit was in order. Singapore also isn't known for its farming community, but we found a goat farm and an organic vegetable farm on the outskirts of the city that welcomed visitors. A perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. And made even better because we were joined by amigos!

First stop was Hay Dairies Goat Farm...

...where we saw lots and lots...

...and goats.

a big hit with the kids

We got to see how they were milked...

and then tried some Chocolate Goat Milk, which was delicious.

Then we went to Bollywood Veggies, an organic vegetable farm displaying all kinds of vegetable and fruit plants. No quinoa or potatoes though!

A great place for kids to run around and explore where their food comes from, complete with a cafe for lunch at the end of our tour.

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