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National Open Farm Day – May 7th!

Four farms will open their gates to the public on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May as part of Agri Aware’s inaugural ‘National Open Farm Day’.

This will be the first time in Ireland that farms from across the country will simultaneously open their gates to the public on one day to help educate consumers about what happens on a working farm and to encourage families to learn more about where our food comes from.

The countrywide event will involve farm walks, educational talks, cookery demonstrations, family activities and much more. The first year of the event will feature four mixed enterprise host farms in Cork, Mayo, Wicklow and Dublin.

Agri Aware’s National Open Farm Day 2018 host farmers are:

  • John and Ann Coughlan – Dairy and Beef Farm in Ballyellis, Buttevant, Co. Cork
  • Padraic and Breege Joyce – Dairy Farm in Islandeady, Castlebar, Co Mayo
  • Tom and Geraldine Short – Sheep & Tillage Farm at Kilmullen House, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow
  • Padraic and Bríd McMahon – Beef, Sheep, Turkey & Tillage Farm in Fieldstown West, Kilsallagh, Co Dublin

On the day, each of the farms will open their gates to the public from 11am – 4pm and each location will offer its own unique programme of activities, full details of which will be announced closer to the time.

All of the host farms are full members of Bord Bia’s Quality Assurance scheme and its Origin Green programme which ensure that they are farmers that adhere to the highest standards of quality, safety and traceability with exemplary sustainability measures in place.

Have a sneak peek of what’s in store!

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