Hundreds of farmers played host to thousands of visitors for Open Farm Sunday (OFS) on 10 June, as many parts of the British Isles basked in sublime sunshine.
Now in its 12th year, the day saw all types of producers get involved, from large arable estates in East Anglia to mixed units in the depths of Wales, as well as farm parks, hop gardens and llama farms nationwide.
OFS gives farmers the perfect opportunity to show the general public why British farming is world-class and it helps consumers better understand where their food comes from and how it is produced.
Run by Linking Environment and Farming, this is of the biggest national events in the farming calendar and is the industry’s annual open day.
We’ve cherry-picked some of the best tweets from the extravaganza.
— Abi Reader (@AbiReader) June 10, 2018
Our 12th OFS and as enjoyable and rewarding as the first. An excellent day blessed with ☀& visitor numbers exceeding 2500 #OFS18 🇬🇧🌾🐝🐞🐛🐥🐑🐂🚜😊
— Chris Baylis (@BaylisChris) June 11, 2018
Thanks @OurCowMolly for giving my niece the low down on dairy farming at #OFS18 – credit to her she’s seen and heard scare stories from vegan friends but wanted to find out for herself. 👍 pic.twitter.com/ql1PReSi9e
— Amy Jackson (@Oxtale) June 10, 2018
What a great day at Uncle Henry’s #OFS18. Thousands of visitors all knowing a bit more about farming. Well done to the Ward Family and all the farms across the country who opened their gates to the public today pic.twitter.com/VKk2jNAGpU
— Philip Wynn (@wynnbp) June 10, 2018
One of the wonderful parts of #ofs18 @OpenFarmSunday is it’s not prescriptive – anything goes
At Appleby cottage smallholding there is a lot of competition to win the “musical sit” pic.twitter.com/KDxZiQm88v
— ian pigott (@ian_pigott) June 10, 2018
Fantastic day at @Worth_Farms for Open Farm Sunday thoroughly enjoyed showing the general public around the farm on the trailer tours! Brilliant job today @Worth_Farms @simonjeday @LEAF_Farming #OFS18 #BritishFarming pic.twitter.com/HPuJth3x4p
— Daniel Allwood (@Allwood17) June 10, 2018
Luton Hoo today for @OpenFarmSunday, loving the @SainsburysNews cress seeds, tractor rides, historic farm buildings and the general good vibes emanating from all visitors #OFS18 #backbritishfarming pic.twitter.com/b3pVBHKeHW
— Emily Scott (@ehwscott) June 10, 2018
— Anna Jones (@Jonesthejourno) June 10, 2018
— Brockhill Farm (@BrockhillFarm) June 10, 2018
— JaimeJoh (@JaimeJoh) June 10, 2018
— Jon H (@swrtyjon) June 10, 2018
— Peter Cartwright (@RevesbyFarms) June 10, 2018
— Jenny Clark (@JennyClark96) June 10, 2018