Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

Farms across the UK will be opening their gates to the public this Sunday [9 June] as part of the national Open Farm Sunday campaign.

The annual open day offers a chance for people to discover real farming first hand and see for themselves how their food is produced. It also provides farmers with the opportunity to shine a light on what it means to be a farmer, what farming entails, what they produce, and why supporting British farming matters.

Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2.2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.

Each event is unique based around the farm’s individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, demonstrations, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or farm shop.

To find your nearest local farm participating in Open Farm Sunday, check out the Open Farm Sunday website

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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