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cows-open-farm-sundayDo you want to know more about where your food comes from?

Are you concerned about pesticides used in growing food?

Do you want to know where to buy local, seasonal or organic food?

Are you worried about the welfare of animals?

Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside. Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) – a national charity that helps farmers produce food with care for the environment, while working with their local community – Open Farm Sunday is an opportunity for you to spend a day in the countryside getting to know more about the food you eat!

This year, Open farm Sunday takes place on 12th June 2001. Discover your nearest participating farm with their search facility.

You can choose whether to visit a farm with guided tours, one where you can meet the animals or one with trailer rides which means there is plenty happening to make it a great family day out.

Whether you want to watch cows being milked, see where grain is stored, learn about conservation, watch sheep-dog handling, get close to shire horses, scramble over farm machinery or take the opportunity to sample some delicious foods you’re sure to find something that will give you a great day out.

With so many people having no idea about the time, energy and dedication put into growing food, visiting a farm can be a life-changing experience. Once you’ve seen what’s involved you might be a little more hesitant to waste food by throwing it away and eager to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Do you have a participating Open Farm close to you? Near us, I’m spoilt for choice!

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