Cold Overton farm to open for national event

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A FARM in Rutland will be opening its gates to the public on Sunday, June 17 for an annual Open Farm Sunday event.

Northfield Farm in Cold Overton will be open to allow people to see a working farm in full swing in the summer.

The farm produces meat products which will be for sale and there are wines and country crafts for people to browse.

The event coincides with Father’s Day and is the perfect excuse to get out in the countryside as a family.

It is organised by Linking Environment and Farming and is sponsored by the National Farmers’ Union, whose members open their farms for the occasion.

The aim is to get people onto farms to see where their food comes from and why British farming is so important.

National Farmers’ Union regional public relations officer Alison Pratt, said: “Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic project which has had hundreds of farmers across the UK opening up their farm for one Sunday each year since 2006. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first-hand what it means to be a farmer.

“Father’s Day is a time for the family and time to relax, so why not take a trip into the countryside, listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us.”

About 400 farms across the country are expected to open on the day. For more information and to find an open farm visit