The Farmpage are happy to report that the Open Farm Weekend is being held again this year in Northern Ireland. Here is some information about the Open Farm Weekend.
With interest in food production, the environment and the wider supply chain at an all time high, there has never been a better time to get out and discover the real story of local food. Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is an educational, engaging and fun opportunity to learn more about agriculture and food production, and will give a valuable insight into the story behind the food on your plate. It will offer you an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the issues facing farmers and food producers today.
Each farm event is unique and will be organised primarily by the host farmer. As visitors to the farm, you will have a VIP pass to see the exact processes involved and the care and dedication that goes into food production while hopefully gaining an understanding of how important local farming is for everyone’s future. You will have the opportunity to meet the farmer and, to complete the experience, you may even be able to taste and buy the food, highlighting the importance of supporting your community by buying local.
Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is being delivered by Ulster Farmers’ Union and is sponsored by Bank of Ireland and supported by Business in the Community NI, on behalf of The Prince’s Countryside Fund; NFU Mutual, Asda and Tesco. The weekend would also not be possible without the help and resources of Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, CAFRE, the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association and Food NI. (Source)
Open Farm Weekend – Northern Ireland
Here is a map showing the locations of the open farms this year;
Click here to find out more about the Open Farm Weekend near you from the Open Farm Weekend website.