Thursday, 10 June 2010
I really hope the weather holds for the weekend. Sunday in particular...
Care about your food? We certainly do! That’s the message from farmers across the UK who are preparing to open their barn doors/gates/pens on Open Farm Sunday THIS SUNDAY 13th June!
The event last year was a fantastic success. 140,000 visitors were welcomed on to 425 farms across the country. Visitors old and young alike got the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.
Open Farm Sunday is a day in the year when you get the chance to understand the true story and value behind our food, not forgetting the dedication and skill of farmers who produce it.
Every farm involved in Open Farm Sunday puts on a unique and individual event (mostly free too!). You get a real insight into how food is produced and the wildlife that thrives in hedgerows, trees and some even in dry stone walling.
You’ll find a whole host of activities, from tractor and trailer rides to pig-racing, a gentle(ish) farm walk followed by a sturdy cuppa through to a full-on vegetable olympics!
To find your local farms taking part visit the ‘Find a Farm’ section at the Farm Sunday website www.openfarmsunday.org.
Even if the weather isn’t looking too clever, still go along and support your local farm (wellies and waterproof coats are probably a good idea).
www.farmtoysonline.co.uk are passionate supporters of all things 'farmy' (naturally!) so we're are offering a fantastic prize to the best photo’s emailed to us of your visits to farms near you at email@example.com.