Get involved in Open Farm Sunday
Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s annual open day managed, by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).
Open Farm Sunday is all about showing the public what you do on your farm and helping people to understand how their food is produced. You don’t have to plan an event for hundreds of people; a short farm walk with neighbours makes a great Open Farm Sunday event. The size, type of event and timing is all up to you. We ask that each farm registers their event - a simple process that is free of charge.
Register your Open Farm Sunday event before midnight on Wednesday 20th May* for a chance to win Britains Toys!
20 Big Farm John Deere 6210R Tractors plus other goodies from Britains Toys are up for grabs – they would be ideal for raffle prizes, for use in a play area or gifts for helpers at your Open Farm Sunday event. Register your Open Farm Sunday event before midnight on 20th May and you will be entered to this free prize draw. 10 prizes are available to the larger OFS events (over 250 visitors) and 10 bundles to the smaller OFS events (less than 250 visitors). The draw will take place on Thursday 21st May. For product information, click here. * The prize draw deadline has been extended to midnight on 20th May 2015. Prizes may vary.
Why get involved?
Feedback each year shows that Open Farm Sunday has a real, positive impact raising the profile of the industry and bringing communities together:
- 97% of farmers who take part report real business benefits
- 85% of visitors report learning something new during their visit
- 1 in 5 visitors have never visited a farm before
Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006:
- over 1350 farmers have hosted events
- over 1.25 million visitors have benefitted
- that’s one huge success!
Take part in our 10th anniversary Open Farm Sunday on 7th June 2015. Register here.
Once registered, you can access lots of support through a wide range of FREE resources and you'll be sent a FREE copy of the all-important Open Farm Sunday Host Farmers' Handbook.
Read our host farmer case studies to get some ideas and top tips and to see how other farmers have benefited from opening their gates on Open Farm.
Open Farm School Days
Throughout June LEAF is also encouraging farmers to host school visits. For more information please click here.