Open Farm Sunday at Buckmoorend – Sunday 9th June 2024

11am – 4pm

Farming’s annual open day

On Sunday 9th June, farms across Britain will be opening their gates to the public for farming’s annual open day. Open Farm Sunday offers visitors the chance to see farming with nature at first hand, to discover where their food comes from, how it is produced and to meet the people responsible – the farmers! So, make a date to visit Buckmoorend.

Open Farm Sunday is a great free family day out and offers a unique chance to learn more about all that farmers like us do and to show your support for British farming. On the day myself, Daniel, and our fabulous team will be on hand to tell you more about the farming industry, show you how your food is produced and what is being done to care for the countryside. At the end of the day, we hope you will have had a great time and will come away with a greater understanding of farming and the countryside.

Join us to learn more about why earthworms are so vital to our farm and your food, and what we do to encourage them. Why hedgerows are so important, what is SSSI and why we plant wildflowers to encourage pollinators like bees and ladybirds.

On the day you can also find out how we look after and care for our cows and sheep, as well as the wonderful wildlife that lives here.

An afternoon of dancing, singing and refreshments for all in the Wendover Community.

Throughout the day there will be arable farming talks, a chance to meet our animals, watch a butchery demonstration from our new onsite butchers, Gary and Richie, get crafty in our kids crafting corner, take part in some fun activities as well as meet our wonderful local suppliers, wildlife charities, farm vets & rural crime policing team! Our team will be on hand to answer questions – which are a perfect way to discover all about British farming for yourself.

You will also be able to get up close to the machinery we use every day and enjoy a chance to sit in one of our tractors.  Our farm shop and kitchen will be open all day to keep you well fed and quenched!

For us Open Farm Sunday is one of our favourite times of the year and a time that we are incredibly passionate about. It’s as much about free family fun, as it is about educating people about sustainable farming, teaching them where food comes from, and the importance of supporting local. We have a range of activities planned for all and hope that everyone will come away feeling inspired and having learned something new about our farming world.

 Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday Manager said: “Open Farm Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for visitors of all ages to get closer to farming and the people that make it happen. Each event is unique, each farm is different and every farmer too, but what they all share is a passion for farming, amazing expertise and a commitment to farming with nature and caring for the countryside.

“Some farms have been passed down through the generations, others are managed by those who have chosen farming as their career; each has its own special story to tell and Open Farm Sunday is the ideal chance to come and hear it.”

We’d love to see you there!

Daniel and Steph Hares, and all the team at Buckmoorend!