This year saw the 10th anniversary of ‘Open Farm Sunday’, an annual national event held in early June that aims to get people out onto farms to learn how their food is produced, while having a fantastic family day out. This year was a record breaking year with around 291,000 people visiting farms around the country.
As part of the event local top fruit grower and UNIVEG UK supplier John Portass welcomed the public to his orchards. The days programme included informative talks, guided tours as well as the opportunity to ride in specially adapted apple crates towed by a quad bike!
Surveys conducted by the host farmer and their visitors helped to provide vital information which will help to continue to build on the success of ‘Open Farm Sunday’ for next year. For more information visit www.farmsunday.org