Welcome to LEAF Open Farm Sunday
LEAF Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1500 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 1.8 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.
It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.
Each event is unique based around the farm’s individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, demonstrations, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or farm shop.
For the second year running, more than a quarter of a million people visited farms on Open Farm Sunday 5th June. Click here to read about the amazing numbers and stats from 2016 in our Shared Successes report. A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved – including a big thank you to all our sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.
Looking ahead to the future, LEAF launched a 10 year vision for Open Farm Sunday and Open Farm School Days in November 2014.
About LEAF Open Farm School Days
LEAF Open Farm School Days is a nationwide initiative to get children out onto farms and learning about where their food comes from. Throughout June, farms will be opening their gates and hosting educational visits for children to learn about how their food is grown, where it comes from and meeting the farmers who grow it.
Open Farm School Days run alongside the annual Open Farm Sunday on 11th June 2017. A number of farmers do both! Thanks to the support from our sponsors, it is free of charge to participate in Open Farm School Days and Open Farm Sunday.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is a national charity that helps farmers improve the way they farm by encouraging them to take up Integrated Farming. LEAF also helps to create a better public understanding of farming through our national network of Demonstration Farms, Innovation Centres and initiatives like Open Farm Sunday. We bring farmers and consumers together to raise awareness of how farmers are working in harmony with nature to produce good food with environmental care.
To find out more about LEAF’s activities, becoming a member and supporting our work, visit our website here.