On Your Farm - White Maize in Enfield
Charlotte Smith visits a Zimbabwean farmer growing white maize near the M25 in Hertfordshire. David Mwanaka and his family are bringing in the last of this year's harvest by hand.
Charlotte Smith visits a farmer originally from Zimbabwe who's growing white maize and white sweetcorn in Hertfordshire. David Mwanaka came to Britain in the early 1990s and was surprised to discover that white maize was not grown or even known about. He missed eating it so much that he started to grow the crop himself, in a muddy field in Enfield. But this is not an easy task in a climate much colder than his native Africa.
Charlotte sees David and his family bringing in the last of this year's harvest by hand. He tells her that white maize should be picked, delivered and eaten all on the same day. Charlotte watches as the crop travels from field to plate, and tastes it for herself.
Presenter: Charlotte Smith Producer: Beatrice Fenton.