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Chepstow Open Farm Sunday a great success

Chepstow Open Farm Sunday a great success

Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June proved to be a great success for farmers all over the UK who threw open their gates and invited the public in to see behind the scenes of a working farm. Over 3,000 people took advantage of the sunshine to join the Edwards family at Hanley Farm, Tidenham, […]

Open Farm Sunday 2016 – Public engagement reaches new high

Open Farm Sunday 2016 – Public engagement reaches new high

  Public engagement with farming is at an all-time high, following this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday (5th June), say organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). It is estimated that once again, over 250,000 people flocked to discover the world of farming on Sunday. Nearly 400 farms welcomed visitors of all ages, who also engaged heavily […]

LEAF calls on farmers to help educate tomorrow’s consumers

LEAF calls on farmers to help educate tomorrow’s consumers

Following the success of Open Farm School Days last year, campaign organiser LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is encouraging farmers to invite schools onto their farms to enable pupils to gain a better understanding of where their food comes from and the vital work farmers do to manage the countryside. Open Farm School Days is […]

Open Farm Sunday one month on: officially another record breaking year

Open Farm Sunday one month on: officially another record breaking year

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), the organisers of Open Farm Sunday confirm that 2014 was officially a record breaker – with increased visitor numbers, and greater reach across Britain than ever before.  Since 8th June, LEAF has been reviewing feedback from both farmers and visitors and, one month on, is delighted to announce that just […]

LEAF organisers declare Open Farm Sunday 2014 the best one yet

LEAF organisers declare Open Farm Sunday 2014 the best one yet

Farmers and their helpers were celebrating this weekend as the response to Open Farm Sunday was overwhelmingly positive. National organisers, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), have reported that a record number of visitors attended an Open Farm Sunday event on Sunday 8 June. While final figures are still being obtained, LEAF estimates that visitor numbers […]

Be(e) part of the 2014 Pollinator Survey on 8 June

Be(e) part of the 2014 Pollinator Survey on 8 June

For the third consecutive year, the National Farm Pollinator Survey will be a key element of Open Farm Sunday. Led by scientists from the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), this important research is helping to build a greater understanding of the role insects play in pollinating crops. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), the […]

Still time to join the British farming and food celebrations

Still time to join the British farming and food celebrations

With two months to go until the biggest date in the farming and food calendar, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is keen to remind farmers that there is still time to sign up for Open Farm Sunday and join the celebrations. Registrations are already significantly up on previous years and Open Farm Sunday 2014 has […]

Open Farm Sunday 2014 … join in the celebrations

This theme reflects the growing interest by consumers in buying British and an increasing demand to know more about how their food is grown and produced.  The announcement comes following the annual Open Farm Sunday ‘Sharing Successes’ event held in London last week (9th October 2013). During the day, the LEAF team reflected on the […]

Open Farm Sunday: opening new gates to new audiences

Open Farm Sunday: opening new gates to new audiences

Following this year’s record Open Farm Sunday, organisers, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has released the results of farmer and visitor surveys, which emphasise just how important Open Farm Sunday continues to be in connecting consumers with farmers and the food they eat. A record number of people headed to their local farm on the […]

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