Discover countryside life with Open Farm Sunday in Catthorpe

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MANOR Farm Shop is inviting visitors to discover more about food and famring at a special event tomorrow (Sunday).

This annual nationwide event is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and along with Manor Farm, hundreds of other farms across the country will be hosting events.

Open Farm Sunday is a great day out for the whole family and provides a fantastic opportunity to find out more about how farmers produce our food, and the ways they care for our countryside too.

Matthew Grindal from Manor Farm said: “My family and I are really looking forward to welcoming visitors to our farm on the 17th June so people can find out for themselves about the story behind their food and see what happens on a working farm.”

During your visit to Manor Farm you will discover how we grow potatoes for the farm shop and fish and chip shops in the Midlands! Come and meet some of our animals and see the machinery and tractors that we use too. There will also be face painting, a bouncy castle, potato printing, arts & crafts, games and lots more.

It will run from 11am to 3pm and entry is free, although there will be a small charge for some activities.

Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), organisers of Open Farm Sunday said: “Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to visit the countryside and find out for themselves about how the food they eat is produced – from breakfast cereals, bread and cheese to vegetables, fruit and milk and even cooking oil, our farmers produce it all.”

This will be the seventh Open Farm Sunday and around 400 farms across the country are expected to open.

To find out more about LEAF and Open Farm Sunday call 02476 413911 or visit www.farmsunday.org or www.leafuk.org.