A FARM has set up a Youtube channel to bring youngsters educational videos during the coronavirus lockdown.

Foxes Farm Produce, based at Aldham, is run by husband and wife team Guy and Emily French.

Their Learn on the Farm series has already garnered hundreds of views in a matter of days.

Emily said: “At the moment it is troubled times for all children and adults alike.

“With lots of time on everyone’s hands we thought it was the perfect opportunity to show what farmers get up and what we get up to on our farm.

“We have a nephew and niece who are always keen to hear what we are doing and so the seed was planted.

“We appreciate more than ever working on the farm in these times and know everyone is more interested than ever about what farmers do and where their food comes from.”

The videos will showcase how everything works on the farm from machinery to growing crops and rearing animals.

Emily added: “We want our videos to be fun but also an opportunity for children to learn something new.

“I have been doing the presenting and Guy has been the camera man and the editor for the videos.”

The farm grows thousands of pumpkins which it supplies to locations across the UK and runs two pumpkin patches during the autumn at Aldham and in Basildon.

It also runs its popular Farm Mud Runs giving the public the change to take part in a 1.5km race through their fields.

Emily warned the pandemic could have a big impact on the farm.

She said: “As we are a farm running diversification events such as our farm mud runs and pumpkin patch, the impact of the coronavirus could be significant if it continues. “

To watch the weekly videos visit Youtube and search Foxes Farm Produce.

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