Chance to find out about life down on the farm

Some of the farms will be showing off sheep shearing as part of Open Farm Sunday next month
Some of the farms will be showing off sheep shearing as part of Open Farm Sunday next month
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Farmers in Garstang and Longridge are invited to take part in the biggest event in the farming calendar, Open Farm Sunday, on June 9.

Several farms in the area have signed up for the annual event, but there is still time to put your farm on the map by contacting openfarmsunday@ceres-pr.co.uk.

The event, organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), showcases British farming and is a chance for everyone to see how our food is grown and produced and show their support for our farmers.

More than 350 farms across the country will be welcoming visitors and offering them the opportunity to discover the story behind their food and get a fascinating insight into aspects of the countryside that they would not normally see.

Every Open Farm Sunday event is different, with a range of activities, including farm tours, nature walks, milking demonstrations, sheep shearing and tractor and trailer rides.

Visitors will be able to learn from farmers how natural plant and insect species are encouraged to thrive alongside crops.

They will also get a close-up look at farm animals and see how the needs of wildlife are balanced with modern food production.

A map of participating farms can be found at www.farmsunday.org/ofs12b/visit/findfarm.

Local participants include:

Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston. Website: www. myerscough.ac.uk.

Old Holly Farm, Cabus Nook Lane, Garstang. Website: www.oldhollyfarm.com

Sykes Farm, Scorton, Preston. Website: www.fellviewparkandfishing.co.uk.

Greenlands Farm, Tewitfield, Carnforth, website: www.greenlandsfarmvillage.