Fancy a day on a farm getting up close to cows, sheep, pigs and tractors? Then Open Farm Sunday on 12 June is the day for you, because that’s the day when Britain’s farmers will be opening their gates and welcoming you to their farms.
Open Farm Sunday, is an event run by an organisation called Linking Farming and the Environment (LEAF) which helps farmers open their farms to the public for one day in the year. This year once again Asda will be principal sponsors of the event.
Britain’s farmers are some of the best in the world, they produce great food, look after the countryside and work all hours to tend the livestock and crops. On the day you’ll have the chance to visit British farms to find out just how they do all this and more to make sure there’s food on our shelves and your plates every day of every week.
I passionately believe in this event and encourage you to visit a local farm near you to understand how your food is produced. Take your family along and enjoy a day in the countryside learning about food and farming, there’s no better way to spend a Sunday.
To find a farm near you that will be opening on Open Farm Sunday see www.farmsunday.org