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Open Farm Sunday 2022

On Sunday the 12th of June we opened up the farm through LEAFs (Linking Environment And Farming) open farm Sunday scheme. We were delighted to welcome more than 350 visitors through the gate on what started as a very wet and miserable morning. The weather took a turn for the better however and was dry between 11 and 3:30 when the majority of the public were visiting.

The aim of open farm Sunday is to bring farmers and consumers together to raise awareness to raise awareness of how farmers are working in harmony with nature to produce good food with environmental care, sustainably.

Some highlights of the day here at Hillhead included parlour tours, seeing the baby calves and getting to sit in the tractors. Some of the cows could be seen grazing in the field below the calves whilst others remained in the shed. We had information boards all around the farm along with many members of our team on hand to educate and answer any questions. Our Agronomist, Charlie was on hand to share his knowledge of crops and soils.

The local young farmers club came along with their stand which offered a range of fun activities for kids to get involved! From guess the weight of the calf to arts and crafts and even face painting! It was great to include the younger generation of farmers to help inspire the public and see a different side of what farming has to offer.

We also had our food barn in full action. In here we provided home reared beef burgers and sausages where we got many good reviews! Eva had also been incredibly busy on the week running up to the event baking lots and lots of tasty goodies for everyone to enjoy! In the barn we also had a milkshake stand offering 10 different flavours of milkshake in 330ml cups, 250ml glass bottles and 1L glass bottles! The young farmers also has a tea and coffee stand here. Safe to say no one left hungry!

If you visited we hope you had the best day because we certainly enjoyed hosting everyone. Fill in the survey below to be in with a chance to win a £50 supermarket voucher!

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