All the latest Open Farm Sunday news and media information is given below.
- Open Farm Sunday: One month on
• 207,000 visitors for Open Farm Sunday 2014
• 375 farms held events of all sizes showcasing British farming
o Nearly one in five farms reported more than 1,000 visitors
o Nearly a quarter of farms held small events of less than 100 visitors
• One in three farms were opening for the first time
- Another record breaking Open Farm Sunday
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 for 2014 will hit the 205,000 mark - exceeding the record breaking attendance of 2013.
- Weekend relaxation starts 5.32pm Sunday
A new study has revealed that 17:32 on a Sunday evening is the time the nation’s parents can finally take a breath and relax, after spending their weekends doing chores like cleaning, cooking and gardening. The survey of Asda shoppers, carried out ahead of Open Farm Sunday (8th June), revealed just how busy Saturday and Sundays are, with little time for relaxation and for many it appears to be getting worse.
- It's technology that counts on the farm
To celebrate Open Farm Sunday (8th June), the nation’s farmers have named their favourite piece of farm technology. GPS Steering took the top accolade in the survey, run by Farmers Weekly, with Robot Milking Machines and Smart Phones taking second and third place.
- What do British farmers grow
As research shows many consumers are unaware what fruit and vegetables farmers grow our infographic shows the full findings.
- Confusion over British produce
When it comes to eating ‘in season’, it appears Brits have very little idea when they can buy British fruit and vegetables a survey has revealed. Three quarters of UK adults admitted that as a nation we are clueless when it comes to seasonality, with many unaware they could buy British strawberries in the summer months and homegrown Brussels sprouts in December.
- Indoor youngsters missing out on nature
Children are spending up to eleven hours a week less outside than their parents did growing up, according to a new study . The results also revealed that one in three children have never heard a cow moo – except perhaps on the computer or TV. Researchers found that today’s kids would rather stay indoors and watch TV, play computer games and in, some cases, even do their homework than go outside to play, thereby missing out on traditional activities and experiences such as pond dipping, bug hunting, and seeing farm animals up close.
- 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.
- Join in the British farming and food celebrations!
On Sunday 8th June hundreds of farms are opening for the biggest date in the farming and food calendar - LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday. British farmers produce more than half of all the food we eat, so this is the perfect time to celebrate all that they do to feed the nation!
- LEAF’s hints and tips for hosting the perfect Open Farm Sunday event
This year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 8th June will see hundreds of farmers open their
gates to the public to showcase British farming. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming),
organisers of Open Farm Sunday give us their top tips for hosting the perfect event that
everyone can enjoy.
- Farming and food industry unites to celebrate agriculture’s biggest day
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is delighted to announce that the backing from the farming and food industry for this year’s Open Farm Sunday is stronger than ever, with both new and previous sponsors committing to support the 2014 campaign.
- 5 Ways to Celebrate British Farming and Food!
There are lots of ways you can celebrate British Farming and Food throughout the year. Here are our top tips to do just that.
- Join in the British Farming and Food celebrations!
Our farmers produce more than half of all food consumed in Britain, from fresh foods like milk, cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables, to store cupboard staples such as breakfast cereals, flour, rapeseed oil and eggs. Add to that the vital work farmers do to manage the countryside, and shouldn’t we all be celebrating British food and farming?
- Open Farm Sunday takes to the road
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is calling on farmers to take part in Open Farm Sunday 2014 and be part of the biggest farming and food event in the calendar. To help farmers do just that, LEAF is organising a Roadshow of Information Events around the country, bringing together new and experienced host farmers to share ideas and top tips on how to host inspiring visits.
- Countdown to Open Farm Sunday 8 June 2014 begins
Registrations for next year’s Open Farm Sunday go live on 1 December and organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) are encouraging farmers to sign up as early as possible.