Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend, 17-18th June

The Ulster Farmers’ Union led initiative aims to help the public, particularly those from a non-farming background, better understand how our food is produced and to raise awareness of the importance of the local supply chain. The initiative hopes to reconnect the public with the countryside and the local farming community which is responsible for producing the food we all enjoy.

Each farm event is unique and will be organised primarily by the host farmer. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the farmer and, on certain farms, be able to taste and buy the food, highlighting the importance of supporting your community by buying local. To date, over 70,000 people have visited a variety of farms across Northern Ireland.

Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is being delivered by Ulster Farmers’ Union and has been supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund since 2012. In addition to the Fund it is sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK and supported by 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.

To find your nearest participating farm visit their website.

http://openfarmweekend.com/ 

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