Celebrating Farming and Food
Open Farm Sunday 2015, was a huge success with hundreds of farms across the country opened their gates welcoming 250,000 visitors.
This year’s date is 5th June 2016 and across the south west you can visit farms including:
Visit a Farm
On the Open Farm Sunday website you can search for a farm near you which is taking part. Choose from farms offering hosted tours, or Meet the Animal experiences. Perhaps you’d prefer a self-guided walk and to buy some farm-fresh produce. Search for your local participating farm, and see what they have to offer.
There will also be a Photography Competition – submissions are judged by experienced industry professionals, and first prize is £100 Asda gift card.
Open My Farm
Visit the website for Open Farm Sunday to find out how you can take part as a farmer. Feedback each year shows that Open Farm Sunday has a real, positive impact raising the profile of the industry and bringing communities together.
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Open Farm Sunday is managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), for more about their work go to www.leafuk.org.
Great British Beef Week
Get ready for the Great British Beef Week! This annual event usually takes place around the 23rd of April – which just also happens to be St George’s Day.
What could be more British and a Sunday joint of roast beef with all the trimmings? It could be argued that the humble sandwich is just as quintessentially British, and on a Monday morning if you were to tuck tasty morsels of beef left over from the Sunday Roast, between two slabs of crusty bread, that would be a reasonable contender for the title!
The key focus of the GBBW campaign this year, is how to get more from your meat by celebrating the humble sandwich – and in doing so, the campaign also hopes to raise awareness of the quality and versatility of assured British beef and give the industry a much-needed boost.
Organised by Ladies in Beef, Great British Beef Week puts the spotlight firmly on the fantastic food that British beef farmers produce. In addition, it raises vital funds for those in need in the farming industry by partnering with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.). www.rabi.org.uk
Ladies in Beef support the Red Tractor
The Red Tractor is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the food we’re buying comes from farms and food companies that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection. www.redtractor.org.uk
Get More From Your Meat
There’s more info about Great British Beef Week in the article about beefy bikers and their 300 mile charity cycle.
Also check out the Ladies in Beef website which will have lots of info very shortly.