Celebrate British Farming and Food

Celebrate British Farming and Food

News June 5, 2014
Celebrate British Farming and Food

Sunday 8th June  is Open Farm Sunday. Farmeco and the Ecocentre at Screveton, situated between Newark and Nottingham, is once again opening their gates to visitors for what promises to be both a fascinating and enjoyable day out for the whole family. Following the success of last year’s event, which proved extremely popular with over 500 members of the public visiting the farm, Farmeco is extending this year’s event over the whole weekend to provide a bigger and better experience for everybody – Open Farm Weekend.

Farmeco, is delighted to be joining hundreds of other farms across the country in hosting events to celebrate British farming and food. Open Farm Sunday is an annual nationwide event, organised by LEAF, it’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to visit a working farm and talk to the farmers responsible to discover at first-hand what it means to be a farmer and to truly get to know how their food is produced sustainably and how the countryside around them is cared for.

When: Farmeco Open Farm Show – Saturday 7th June / Farmeco Open Farm Sunday – Sunday 8th June
Where: Home Farm, Screveton, Nr Bingham, Notts NG13 8JL
Time: Saturday 10.30am to 5pm / Sunday 11am to 3pm
Cost: Free entry – small charge for food (various) and trailer rides (£1)
Overview: An educational fun family weekend of sustainable farming and countryside management
Farmeco Barn Dance- Saturday 7th June- 7:30pm- midnight (£12.50 p/p)
All proceeds will go to providing accessibility for schools, care homes and other community groups to visit farm.

David Rose from Farmeco said “There is a lot to celebrate about British farming and food – so do come and join us on Open Farm weekend and find out more! My team and I are really looking forward to welcoming everyone and showing them around the farm.”

There will be lots to see and do. On Saturday, Farmeco Open Farm Show, will have farm tours, tractor & trailer rides, see the animals and nature walks, Composting, Bees & honey making, vintage farm machinery, Sheep shearing, demonstrations, Willow weaving, Fire engine- animal rescue, Dowsing, Food from our kitchen cafe and lots more!. On Sunday, Farmeco Open Farm Sunday, will be a relaxing day of nature trail walks, food and drinks from our own Cafe, meet the animals farm tour and trailer rides. During a visit you will be able to:
Discover how we grow Wheat, Oilseed Rape and Oats and meet our sheep and small heard of Saddleback pigs
Walk some of the farms 8 miles of footpaths and tracks that pass through our 20 acres of woodland

See how we incorporate mixed farming techniques to achieve our sustainable farming aims, including, our new experimental orchard / arable strip farming which encourage bio-diversity
Visit our Ecocentre, a purpose-built low impact carbon neutral building designed on sustainable building principles, that provides an aesthetically pleasing eco-education facility with planting orchards and fruit and veg growing areas

Find out about the growing range of activities and projects we deliver, including, an active Health Group, Yoga classes, gardening, cider production and bread making; all aimed at helping the local community in matters of health and well-being and providing a place where people can come together in a spirit of mutual support
Learn about our educational programmes, Including, food miles, habitats, water and Seed to Sandwich, which encourage pupils to grow their own sandwich which can be baked in our class room kitchen

To find out more about Farmeco and Open Farm Weekend call 01949 21261or visit www.eco-centre.org.uk