Saturday, September 20, 2008

A visit to the Pineapple Packing Shed

Just recently the kids and I, along with our friends Eloise, Martin, Matthew and Amy had the opportunity to go along to Paradise Pines packing shed to watch what happens after the pineapples are picked from the field to how they end up at our grocery stores. We got a 'special tour' around the shed (I have contacts)and the children (even the adults) had a great time.

This picture is of the field bins of Pineapples. The types of pineapples they pack are smooth, rough and hybrid. Did you know that it takes up to two years for pineapples to be ready for harvesting!

One of the highlights for my two was getting to wear these 'groovy orange' safety vests.

Our 'Tour Guide'!

The bins of pineapples are taken to the conveyor belt where they were put on, sorted and packed into boxes.

Saharna and Josiah hard at work!

I will post photos of our Pineapple lapbooks soon...


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh That looks so fun!
My son would be bursting to wear an orange top..(workers vest)
What a fun day out and tour Up close and personal!
Hey I saw the frosty mango on tv the other day Apparently up your way....
Would love an up close and personal of there...YUM!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Helen is that your Mum...The tour guide???
Or a relation? she looks alot like how I remember your Mum