Open Farm Sunday

Callum Fota, Michael Long-Melton and Lucie Fota identify their pond dipping finds with Ruth Snelson from Licolnshire Wolds Countryside Service at last year's Open Farm Sunday event at Stainton le Vale EMN-140519-122043001
Callum Fota, Michael Long-Melton and Lucie Fota identify their pond dipping finds with Ruth Snelson from Licolnshire Wolds Countryside Service at last year's Open Farm Sunday event at Stainton le Vale EMN-140519-122043001

A great family day out is promised once again at this year’s Open Farm Sunday event in Stainton le Vale.

Hosted by Sutton Estates at Hall Farm, the event, on Sunday June 8, is a celebration of British Farming and Food.

Open Farm Sunday is an annual nationwide event, organised by LEAF ((Linking Environment And Farming), and is a great opportunity to find out firsthand how our food is grown and produced sustainably and talk to the farmers responsible.

During your visit to Hall Farm, you can discover how they grow wheat and barley, which is used in breakfast cereals, biscuits, bread and beer; oilseed rape, which gives us one of the healthiest cooking oils, and sugar beet which produces quality British sugar.

Their herd of Lincoln Red cattle, which provides Waitrose, will be on show, together with their flock of sheep, producing excellent lambs.

You can also take a guided walk or trailer ride, showing how the work carried out at Stainton le Vale encourages birds and animals to inhabit the farm.

There is a lot more to see on the day too, including farm machinery, local food stalls, farming and countryside displays, crafts and birds of prey.

It will also be a stop-off point for a vintage tractor run.

Make a day of it by taking along a picnic or enjoy the burgers barbecued by members of the Market Rasen Rotary Club and Round Table, together with the refreshments and delicious home-made cakes on sale from the local church ladies and WI.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm and admission, together with car parking, is free