Essex Food & Farming Online Resources

Essex food and farming resources for children

Welcome to our online food and farming resources, a place for you to explore how the food we eat is made and where it comes from. If you were unable to secure a place at our Essex Schools Food & Farming Day event, or wish to look at some of this before you come, then please find lots of links to useful resources you can link to the curriculum for years 4, 5 and 6.

Here you’ll find fun and educational videos that will teach children all about farming, growing crops and raising livestock from farmers based right here, in Essex. We have six areas to explore and feel free to re-visit any of the resources throughout the year.

If you are a farming related business that has information that would be useful to schools, please do contact us on and we will look to add to our resources pages that are used by schools across Essex.


Crop Zone

Food Zone

Livestock Zone

Machinery Zone

Countryside and Environment Zone

Schools Competition

Make a donation

Did you know that the School’s Food and Farming Day is completely funded and free for all ECC schools to attend? If you’d like to make a kind donation, your money will go towards funding next year’s live event and also our online resources. Contact to find out how you can donate.

Thank you to the sponsors of the Essex Schools Food & Farming Day

Schools competition

Have you entered our competition yet? We have 2 amazing ones open this year with fantastic prizes!

Please head to our Competitions page to find out more about Recycle-bee and our Scarecrow competition.

Have you signed up for our live event?

Our 2023 event is taking place on Wednesday 28th June 2023 at Writtle College. If you missed the chance to apply but your schools is interested, please email to be added to our reserve list.

Applications for our 2024 will open in autumn 2023 and as soon as we have got a date finalised we will add it on here so you can pop it in your diary! Keep checking back here for updates!


We’re always adding new resources and looking for ways in which to engage children in primary school education. Any feedback or suggestions are always welcome. Please email