Take A Look Round Local Farms on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 16:46 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:54 04 May 2010

open farm Sunday

open farm Sunday

MEMBERS of the public will be given a rare opportunity to look round working farms as part of Open Farm Sunday this weekend. Riverfen Farm at Ten Mile Bank, just north of Littleport will open its doors from 11am till 3pm for farm tours. There is also a p

MEMBERS of the public will be given a rare opportunity to look round working farms as part of Open Farm Sunday this weekend. Riverfen Farm at Ten Mile Bank, just north of Littleport will open its doors from 11am till 3pm for farm tours. There is also a produce shop as well as offering visitors the chance to find out how food is grown.

Spinney Abbey Farm at Wicken is also taking part in the scheme and will be raising money for the Joseph Pope Fund.

Caroline Drummond, chief executive of Linking Environment And Farming, said: "Now in its fourth year, Open Farm Sunday is truly established as the industry's open day. Not only does the campaign unite the whole agricultural industry, but it also provides a great stage for farmers to engage with their local community and communicate the excellent work they do. Feedback from farmers participating in 2008, and their visitors, clearly demonstrates that the Open Farm Sunday really does raise the people's awareness and value the link between food, farming and nature - whilst offering farmers the opportunity to connect with their local community. So get in touch with the LEAF team to find out more about getting involved or supporting another local event."

Spinney Abbey Farm borders the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve and is inviting people to look round its 135-acre farm on Sunday, from 11am till 5pm. Visitors can also enjoy pond-dipping, food tasting and a barbecue.

Shropshire's (salad and vegetable growers) will also be opening their Second Willow Nursery at Ten Mile Bank just north of Littleport between 11am and 3pm. They will be presenting 'the salad story, from seed to shelf-ready products' for their visitors. Tractor and trailer tours available, bug trail, competitions, plant your own lettuce and a barbecue, using local produce.

Pic cap: 3209HD0509. Katie Fenton and Jonny Fuller with their cows.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE.

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