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Discover the Story Behind Your Food

On Sunday 7 June 2009, farmers across the country are inviting everyone to discover at first hand, the story behind their food!  Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Open Farm Sunday provides a great day out for everyone – to meet the people who grow their food and care for their countryside.

All over the country, visitors young and old will be given the opportunity to find out more about farming in the 21st Century.  With activities ranging from tractor and trailer rides, sheep shearing, pig racing and milking demonstrations to picnics, BBQ’s, nature trails and farm walks,  everyone, young and old, will learn more about how farmers care about the environment and the production of wholesome, affordable food.  LEAF farmers in particular help to protect the wildlife on their farms and the environment in which they live.

Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of LEAF, organisers of Open Farm Sunday said: “This is a day out with a

real difference! Sunday 7 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 – from milk and cheese to bacon and bread. Come and meet the farmers who really care about your food and your countryside.”

The fourth annual event follows the success of Open Farm Sunday 2008, where over 400 farmers across the UK opened their farm gates to 150,000 members of the public.

So, do you care about your food?  Come and explore the links between your food and nature, on Open Farm Sunday – 7 June 2009! Log on to www.farmsunday.org to find a farm near you!

To find out more about LEAF and Open Farm Sunday call 02476 413911 or visit www.farmsunday.org

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