- As part of its commitment to supporting British farmers Sainsbury’s sponsors events at farms across the UK including
- Visitors encouraged to take part in on-farm family activities
- Open Farm Sunday takes place on 11th June
London, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Farms across the UK will throw open their gates to the public on 11th June to celebrate Open Farm Sunday. The Sainsbury’s sponsored event will encourage visitors to discover the world of British farming and promises to be a great day out for all of the family.
For the second year running, Sainsbury’s is sponsoring events at eight farms which supply Sainsbury’s with a range of products including dairy, poultry and fresh produce:
- Goldsland Farm – Cardiff
- Uncle Henry’s Farm – Lincolnshire
- G’s Fresh Farm – Cambridgeshire
- Triptree Farm – Colchester
- Greenfield Farm – Gloucestershire
- Frogmary Green Farm – Somerset
- North Farm – Dorset
Colleagues from the nearby stores will pop on their wellies and join farmers to run an action packed series of activities throughout the day including scarecrow building and seed planting – great fun for families with children. Visitors will also be able to sample some tasty products at the Sainsbury’s stand including British strawberries, Taste the Difference Best of British cherry tomatoes and a refreshing Elderflower pressé.
Beth Hart, Sainsbury’s Head of Agriculture & Sourcing, said: “Sainsbury’s has a long heritage supporting British farming and we’re really excited to be sponsoring Open Farm Sunday again. We strive to source as much British produce as possible and we’re really proud to be welcoming customers onto local farms.
“This year we’ve planned some really fun activities for visitors of all ages and we’ll have colleagues rolling up their sleeves and talking to people about British farming and the journey food takes from field to fork.”
Open Farm Sunday, the farming industry’s annual open day, is managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and provides an opportunity for the public to meet farmers and build their knowledge and trust in British farming and food.
Now in its twelfth year, Open Farm Sunday has welcomed more than 1.8 million visitors to sites across the UK since it started in 2006.
For more information about Open Farm Sunday visit: https://farmsunday.org/
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