LEAF Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.
It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the great work that is done producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.
Lyburn Road May.
Hampshire Farmers Markets are not allowed to operate in Winchester on 10th June, because of a cycle event that takes over the town, so they have teamed up with Broughton Water Buffalo. Visitors can come and explore a range of stalls selling produce, hot food, drinks and crafts whilst listening to some live music in the background. The farm will be open for Farm & River Walks and farmers will be onsite to tell you all about buffalo, farming and working life in the Hampshire countryside. There will also be an Outright Adventure Archery area, along with Glitterbugs – Face Painting and Bushcraft activities for children plus some cheese making. Come along, explore the farm and meet some extraordinary animals and producers! Each event across the country is unique, based around the farm’s individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, demonstrations, pond dipping, activities for children, mini farmers markets or farm shops.
Hampshire Food Festival follows in July, with too many events to mention here so follow the link. We have our usual evening tours, but you will need to book, so for more information and dates follow this link.
After a very difficult spring all the veg crops are now looking good, broad beans look great, runner beans planted up, courgette just about to take off, and sweetcorn as good as one could expect for organic. Pumpkins all being drilled the week.
Its all go!!