All the latest Open Farm Sunday news and media information is given below.
- 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.
- Open Farm Sunday theme for 2014 announced
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced the new theme for Open Farm Sunday, 8 June 2014, which will be 'Celebrate British Farming and Food'. Read more...
- 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.
- Record numbers attend Open Farm Sunday 2013
Right across the country farmers have reported record attendance for Open Farm Sunday 2013. Feedback from farms indicates that, in many cases, visitor numbers were up by between 10-20% on last year, reports organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
- Young shoppers’ backing sees support for British farmers rise
The number of shoppers seeking out British food is at a record level according to new research from IGD ShopperVista. The findings, released ahead of LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday, show that shoppers are nearly 1½ times more likely to buy British food than they were six years ago, with younger shoppers and families driving this growth.
- Parents turn to countryside for family trips
The great outdoors is back in favour for families, with one in five parents (22%) saying they are more likely to visit the countryside than they were five years ago. A new survey of Asda shoppers carried out ahead of LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday
- Factsheet: Farming Facts and Figures
This is a summary of the latest farming and food facts and figures
- News: Register now and showcase British Farming
LEAF is calling on farmers to open their gates on 9th June to showcase British farming on Open Farm Sunday. Farmers are encouraged to benefit from the free help and support available including FREE information events in April.
- News: FREE Information Events for Farmers
Farmers across Britain interested in getting involved in this year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 9th June, are being urged to attend a FREE information events in April.
- Factsheet: Sustainable Farming Facts and Figures
Examples of how and why sustainable farming is so important.
- News: Register now and open your gates on 9th June 2013
With consumers’ interest in the provenance of their food continuing to rise, Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for farmers to really engage with the public, tell their story and help challenge misconceptions. Open Farm Sunday organiser LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is encouraging more farmers than ever before to get involved, with registrations open now.