Be part of The Great British Farm Day on Sunday 10th June.
Hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2018. As the farming industry’s annual open day, it offers a fantastic chance for people to discover real farming at first hand and see for themselves how their food (and much more besides) is produced. It is also a great way for farmers to shine a light on what they deliver and why supporting British farming matters.
It is a great opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.
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.
Last year, the third year running, more than a quarter of a million people visited farms on Open Farm Sunday.
There are a number of farms in and around Burton-on-Trent taking place, so why not pop along to...
Highlands Park Farm Rangemore, DE13 9RU Tel - 01283 713340 2.00 - 5.00pm Highlands Park Farm is a dairy farm with a herd of 200 Holstein Friesian cows which mainly go outside to the fields to graze.
Stanton House Farm Stanton, DE15 9TQ Tel - 07807 462555 2pm - 6pm Stanton House Farm is a dairy farm milking 800 cows in a rotary parlour. Their milk is picked up every evening and taken to Joseph Heler in Cheshire to make some of the best cheeses in the UK.
Curborough Hall Farm Lichfield, WS13 8ES Tel - 01543 262595 10am to 4pm This farm event is tying in with the centenary of the family farm. Featuring a great display of both vintage and modern machinery, there will be lots of see and do to learn how the family farm has evolved here in Curborough.
For more information visit: www.farmsunday.org