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4 June 2014

Lots to learn on Open Farm Sunday 2014

The opportunity to experience what life is like on a real working farm is within reach for all of us on 8th June. Each year British farms open their gates as they take part in the event known as Open Farm Sunday organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). We're please to tell you that AFT member Samphire (Sycamore Farm), Norfolk will be opening their gates and taking part in this event.

Saddleback pig on the 
Samphire smallholding
Photo: © childsdesgn
Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic project which has seen hundreds of farmers across the UK opening up their farm for one Sunday each year since 2006! It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer.

Take time to listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. So come and feed your senses on Open Farm Sunday.

Each event is unique with its own activities – based around the farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or picnics.

As well as being educationally valuable in a time when many children seem to have lost the connection with where their food comes from, it is also a day of fun and entertainment for all the family.

Sycamore Farm (Samphire) in Norfolk
Open from 11am until 4pm. Free entry.

Highlights will include:
  • Meet the animals
  • Static machinery display
  • Food available
  • Farm shop and fresh produce

Farm features: Sheep, pigs, poultry, vegetable, fruit, flowers and plants, farm shop
Further details on the OFS website

If this farm is too far out of your area visit the Open Farm Sunday website and to see all the farms participating: www.farmsunday.org

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