Jimmy visits a farm as they harvest their broccoli. He discovers that speed in doing this is essential in increasing the shelf-life of the broccoli and ensuring the consumer gets the produce at its best. Once harvested the broccoli has a four day shelf-life so the quicker it is chilled the fresher it will be.
Could be used to discuss the effect of chilling on foods, or the logistics involved with getting the broccoli from the field to the shop shelves. As introduction to discussing food miles, learners could be asked to estimate the maximum distance that broccoli might travel before arriving in a shop display or school kitchen.