Open Farm Sunday team urges farmers to open their gates

The organisers of Open Farm Sunday, Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) are calling on more farmers to sign up to host a farm walk and showcase farming and food production.

More than 300 farms have already registered for the 2015 event, taking place on Sunday 7 June, but they are hoping more farmers will get involved.

The event gives farmers an opportunity to teach visitors about countryside management and food production.

See also: How to host an Open Farm Sunday farm walk

“Every farm, regardless of size or type, has something to offer on Open Farm Sunday. The everyday farming activities are exciting and fascinating to people experiencing it for the first time,” says Annabel Shackleton, Leaf’s Open Farm Sunday manager.

“Whether you invite 20, 200 or 2,000 visitors to your farm, your event can help build community relations, educating the public and raising the profile of your farm and the whole farming industry.  It is up to farmers to decide the size and type of event they organise, to suit their farm.”

All registered farms will receive resources and support from Leaf, no matter what size their event. Resources available include blank invitation cards, flyers and gate banners to promote your event, through to posters, leaflets and stickers to display and hand out on the day.

To take part, register on the Open Farm Sunday website where you can then order all your free resources and download materials. Follow @openfarmsunday and #OFS15 on Twitter for all the latest news ahead of Open Farm Sunday. 

Infographic with facts about Open Farm Sunday

 

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