Celebrate British Farming and Food by visiting a working farm
PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 June 2014
Take the family to meet the farmers who produce your food and look after our beautiful British countryside. Find out for yourself the story behind your favourite foods.
Visit www.farmsunday.org to find a farm to visit near you.
In our area they include:
Sheeplands Farm, Wargrave; www.hallhunter.co.uk
Shiplake Farm, Henley; 0118 990 2091
Ellis’s Hill Farm, Sindlesham Road, Arborfield; wysipig.net
Kensham Farm, Cadmore End, High Wycombe; www.kenshamfarms.com
Field Farm, Watlington; www.fieldfarm.co.uk
Hazeldene Rare Breeds Farm, Chesham; hazeldenefarm.com
North Down Orchard Farm, Basingstoke; www.northdownorchard.co.uk
Abbotts View Farm, Aston Abbotts; www.abbottsviewalpacas.co.uk
Challow Hill Farm, Wantage; www.challowhillmeats.co.uk
Boycott Farm, Stowe; www.boycottfarm.co.uk
Open Farm Sunday is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is a great way to see seasonal fresh British produce on the farm. Our farmers grow a fantastic range of fresh produce from soft fruits like strawberries, to apples and pears and a host of vegetables including potatoes, celery and salad leaves – all of which are in season in the summer months. Try to plan your menus to use British food that is in season throughout the year.
If you would like some inspiration on ways to use seasonal British food visit www.farmsunday.org/ofs12b/visit/Recipes
Get connected online with British Farming and Food Many farmers are now on Twitter and other social media channels, so after your Open Farm Sunday visit why not get in touch with them online using #OFS and tell them how you enjoyed your day. Increasingly, farmers will blog about their work which provides a great way for you to keep up to date with what is happening on the farm. Farmers are happy to hear from the public and welcome the opportunity to answer questions about farming and food.
For further information on Open Farm Sunday, including more ways to celebrate British farming and food plus facts, figures and recipes visit www.farmsunday.org and for information on LEAF visit www.leafuk.org.