On Sunday 13 June 2010, farmers across the country are inviting children and their families to discover at first hand, the story behind their food!
Organised by the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), this family fun day provides a great day out for everyone – to meet the people who grow their food and care for their countryside.
Last year’s Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards winner Alan Morgan from Gadr Farm, Monmouthshire will host the event and provide an expert tour around his farm nestling in an idyllic landscape near Trellech.
There will be a range of children’s activities on offer, a chance to learn more about life on the farm and to take part in events such as pond dipping.
Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of LEAF, the organisers of Open Farm Sunday said: “This is a day out with a real difference! Sunday 13 June offers everyone a chance to truly connect with their food and the land around us. Come and see for yourself how farmers care for the countryside: Enjoy a guided farm walk, wander through the meadows, or watch the birds; the list of possible activities is endless. There will also be opportunities to talk to those who are responsible for producing the food on our plate. Come and meet the farmers who really care about your food and your countryside.”
This is the second family farming event for the Wye Valley in conjunction with LEAF. The Wye Valley AONB enjoyed a successful of Open Farm Sunday 2009, where members of the public visited Ballingham Farm in Herefordshire.
‘ We hope this event will well attended as last years’ said organiser Sarah Sawyer, Wye Valley AONB Community Links Officer ‘ We feel it is important to promote the work that farmers do and the contribution they make to our very special protected landscape’
To book a place at this family event please contact Sarah Sawyer, Wye Valley AONB Development Officer on 01600 710844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org