Fenland salad grower to welcome visitors
One of fenland's largest salad crop growers will be welcoming visitors to Open Farm Sunday.For the third year in a row, Shropshire's Hainey Farm at Barway, near Ely, will open its gates to the public for LEAF's annual Open Farm Sunday event on Sunday, June 13.
One of fenland's largest sald crop growers will be welcoming visitors to Open Farm Sunday.
For the third year in a row, Shropshire's Hainey Farm at Barway, near Ely, will open its gates to the public for LEAF's annual Open Farm Sunday event on Sunday, June 13.
There will be tractor and trailer tours, lasting about 40 minutes with Charles Shropshire of the host farming family talking about the range of crops including organic celery.
The event, which starts at 10am, and is being run by G's, which grows more than 8,000 acres of salad crops across the fens in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
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It has a team producing crops including celery, lettuce, beetroot, onions and radish to the country's biggest supermarket chains and local markets. 'Many people don't realise how close their food is, & what's involved in getting it onto the shelves,' said Lyndsey Rolfe, one of the organisers.
'You'll see from the environmental issues laid out in our 'Green Corner' that there's a lot more to farming than tractors & mud!
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'Not only is Open Farm Sunday a great family day out but it's also a fantastic chance for us 'farmers' to interact with local people. We always like an excuse to show everyone what we do & where their food comes from,' she added.
Entry is free, but sorry no dogs.
Other events include -
Machinery - A display of machinery old and new
Children's tractor Arena: Forget go-karting, this is tractor-karting… Strictly under 8s only!
Farm Shop: Try and buy fantastic home-grown fresh produce and delicious chocolate beetroot cake!
Barbeque and ice cream van.
Where: Barway Farms Social Centre (off the A142 between Soham & Stuntney - CB7 5TZ)
When: Sunday 13th June 2010
Time: 10am - 3pm