Crowds flock for glimpse of farm life

Members of the Round Table and Rotary Club at the barbecue
Members of the Round Table and Rotary Club at the barbecue

THOUSANDS of people turned out to see behind the scenes at one of the areas farms.

Hall Farm at Stainton le Vale was one of many farms across the county who opened its gates as part of the national Open Farm Sunday event this weekend.

And this year’s event proved so popular, extra car parking space had to be opened to accommodate everyone.

As well as the agricultural side of things, there was also the opportunity to sample many of the county’s top products.

Harold Bates, chairman of the Rotary Club’s environmental committee, which organised the stalls in association with Market Rasen Round Table, hailed the day a “great success.”

“There have been lots of people visiting the event and the stalls have been going great guns,” he said.

“It is fantastic to see everyone supporting Lincolnshire produce.

“Everything on offer here has been home-grown, even down to the barbecue which is serving Lincolnshire sausages and Lincoln Red burgers.”

New at this year’s event was the sheep dog trails, but the day also contained many of the traditional favourites that have proved so popular over the years.

As always, the trailer rides around the farm proved very popular, as did pond-dipping for the younger age group.