Vis­i­tors wel­come down on the farm

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

FARM­ERS in Ash­ford and Ten­ter­den are pre­par­ing to open their gates to vis­i­tors on Open Farm Sun­day, which takes place this year on June 13. The an­nual event is or­gan­ised by LEAF – Link­ing En­vi­ron­ment and Farm­ing – and sup­ported by Nat­u­ral Eng­land. It aims to show how farms are run and where food comes from. Bank Farm, Ald­ing­ton; Bid­den­den Vine­yards, Bid­den­den; the God­in­ton Es­tate, Ash­ford; and Sil­cocks Farm, St Michael’s, near Ten­ter­den, are just some of the farms signed up so far. Monkshill Farm, at Hern­hill, near Faver­sham, will also open for any­one want­ing to travel a bit fur­ther afield A visit to a farm on Open Farm Sun­day is a great way to meet the farm­ers who grow food and see how they care for the coun­try­side. It could in­clude a trac­tor and trailer ride, an op­por­tu­nity to see sheep be­ing sheared, cows be­ing milked or even chicks hatch­ing. There will also be farm walks and na­ture trails.

For in­for­ma­tion on venues and open­ing times, visit www.farm­sun­day.org

A scene from last year’s Sil­cocks Farm open day

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