Why get involved
At LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) we’re really proud of Open Farm Sunday. Over one million people have visited a farm over the last 8 years on Open Farm Sunday, and we hope we’ll reach over a million visitors this year! Not enough of an incentive to get involved? Read on!
Three reasons to get involved with Open Farm Sunday
- Show the public the ins and outs of farming and food production
- Raise your profile and increase sales
- Connect with your local community
You can also learn new marketing skills, build staff morale, improve the public’s understanding of why farming matters and promote the many career opportunities across the industry.
Open Farm Sunday is all about discovering what happens on farms. You can provide that unique opportunity by opening up your gates. Each farm is unique and so are their Open Farm Sunday events. You don’t have to plan an event for hundreds of people, an event featuring a short farm walk with the local community group 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.
At LEAF we provide support through a wide range of (free!) resources and our friendly office team. From 1st December 2013 you will be able to register your farm online, you can order a resource pack for free!
What can I do next?
Register your event. To ensure you are kept up to date with the latest news on Open Farm Sunday and all the FREE information and resources available to you. By registering, details of your event will go live on this website in the 'find a farm' database so that people can search for and find your event - but don’t worry if you want to keep it private, you can do this too!
Attend a FREE information event. These events are designed for both new and experienced host farmers and will give you all the information you need covering size of event, activity ideas, health and safety, promtion and top tips on how to get your message across.
Order your resources. Order a range of resources including posters and roadside banners, all for free!
View the online workshop. We have a series of short videos with lots of useful information and top tips.
If you have any questions you would like answered do contact your Open Farm Sunday Regional Co-ordinator.
See you on 8th June 2014!