The video (click here or see below) features an interview with Harry Hall himself highlighting his company’s policy of working with local community groups and schools. This year he encouraged those groups to use the open day at his company’s Tuesley Farm near Godalming, Surrey, to raise badly needed fundsfor their own activities. The event was part of the UK-wide LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019 programme, and attracted thousands of visitors to Tuesley where there were tractor rides, stalls, strawberry picking and music from the local Music Works organisation.
“We wanted to show our continuing support for the local communities where we live and work and hopefully this event will help those groups to increase their activities,” said Harry.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2.2million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.
It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.
Each event is unique based around the farm’s individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, demonstrations, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or farm shop.
See the video here: