Get down to the farm for some fun

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FARMERS in Northumberland are being encouraged to open their gates to the public as part of a fun awareness day.

Open Farm Sunday will take place this month, but there is still time for farmers to register an event. The annual initiative aims to help the public understand the story behind their food and the dedication and skill of the farmers who produce it while caring for the environment.

During the open day, visitors may be able to enjoy tractor or trailer rides, farm walks or nature trails, or see sheep being sheared, cows being milked or chicks hatching.

The event takes place on Sunday, June 12. To register a farm or find your nearest participating farmer visit www.farmsunday.org