From gate to plate - Open Farm Sunday teaches visitors about where our food comes from

Open Farm Sunday at G's Barway, near Ely.

Open Farm Sunday at G's Barway, near Ely. - Credit: Archant

FARMS across Fenland are opening their gates to visitors as part of a national weekend of events to celebrate British farming.

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday - Credit: Archant

Open Farm Sunday is aimed at getting people off the couch and into the great outdoors to learn about where our food comes from.

Organised by LEAF, Linking Environment And Farming, the event has been running annually since 2006.

Taking part locally are farms offering events like tractor rides for children, raptor shows, meet the animals, lamb feeding and home made food.

To get involved visit a local farm or check out the Open Farm website for more details.


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Hainey Farm

Barway, Ely, CB7 5TZ

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01353 724282

Sunday June 9 from 10-3

Farm tour, cookery demonstrations by top chefs, children’s activities, bug corner, farmers market, the story behind your salad from gate to plate. G’s is one of the UK’s biggest salad producers. From leafy salads to celery and radishes, John Shropshire and his team grow a huge range of crops that are supplied to supermarkets across the UK.

Coldham Farms, Coldham, Wisbech, PE14 0LX

01945 86368

Sun June 9 from 11-4

Tractor and trailer rides, static machinery display, hosted farm tour, farm to fork activities, disabled facilities, bee keeper. Free entry but donations welcomed for the Carers’ Trust charity.

Pigeons Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough,PE6 0TD

01733 271020

Sunday June 9

Free entry for today only. Meet the animals, baby animals to see and hold. egg collecting and bottle feed the lambs. Craft fair and raptors on show. Self guided walks, food, disabled facilities

MHS Farms, Park Farm, Sand Pit Road, Thorney PE6 0SY

01733 270298

Open farm and vintage weekend Sat 8 & Sun 9 June from 10-4

Meet the animals, tractor and trailer rides, static machinery display, walks, food, disabled facilities, working vintage machinery, PYO spuds, farm safari, tractor trailer ride, kids activities, butter making, painting, mini farmers market, local produce.

Abbots Ripton Farming Co, The Estate Office, Grange Farm, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, PE28 2PH

01487 773555

Sun 9 June from 11-4

Meet the animals, tractor and trailer rides, static machinery display, hosted farm tour, walks, food

Booking advised by telephone

Triangle Farm, Angle Common, Soham, CB7 5HX

01353 721561

Sun June 9

Meet the animals, static machinery display, hosted farm tour, farm shop and fresh produce, farm tour and talk 12 and 2, meet the animals, bee keeping display, children’s activities, craft stalls, refreshments, launch of new farm shop and nursery to buy the farm’s own produced pork and beef, bedding plants, hanging baskets.

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