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Open Farm Sunday – 8th June 2014 - Celebrate British Farming and Food

By Naomi Bremner, May 23 2014 08:34PM

Sunday 8th June 2014 is Open Farm Sunday and Schoolhouse Farm in Deerness is opening their gates to visitors, for what promises to be both a fascinating and enjoyable day out for the whole family. Schoolhouse Farm is delighted to be joining hundreds of other farms across the country in hosting events to celebrate British farming and food. Open Farm Sunday is an annual nationwide event, organised by LEAF, it’s a great chance to find out firsthand how our food is grown and produced sustainably and talk to the farmers responsible.

When: Sunday 8th June

Where: Schoolhouse Farm, Deerness, KW17 2QH

Opening time: From 11 – Until 5pm

Admission cost: Free

Further information: http://on.fb.me/1oMAcmb

A chance to meet and find out about our water buffalo herd and Jacob flock, including this years' lambs. We are also hosting a 'peedie producers' market with arts, crafts and food produced from in and around Deerness. There will also be displays of vintage tractors and farm implements and of crafts, such as spinning.

Russell Bremner from Schoolhouse Farm said: “There is a lot to celebrate about farming and food – so do come and join us on Open Farm Sunday and find out more! My family and I are really looking forward to welcoming everyone and showing them around the farm. Come and meet our herd of water buffalo, see them grazing, and learn about water buffalo meat. Also keep a look out for the other wildlife that thrives on our farm.”

Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager said: “Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for everyone to get out into the countryside and visit a farm. It is vital that we support our farmers and understand more about the work they do, and find out for yourself how your food is produced and what it takes to look after the countryside. Hundreds of farms across the country will be opening their gates on the 8th June to celebrate British farming and food; each farm plans their own unique event and many will include a host of activities from nature walks to farm tours. So visitors will get a fascinating insight into aspects of the countryside that they wouldn’t normally see.”

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

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