Due to the circumstances related to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has taken the decision to postpone this year’s LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) event to Sunday 20th September 2020.
The news comes after Dutch greenhouse event Kom in de Kas, in which greenhouses open their doors to the public, had already announced it would postpone until 2021.
Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive, said: “We have spoken to a number of our host farmers to understand the impact of postponing later in the year. We are pleased with the positive response from our ever enthusiastic farmers, many of whom have indicated that they would like to still host LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020. Consequently, we have rearranged the date to the 20th September 2020.
“We look forward to welcoming the public out onto farm at a different and interesting time of year, when they will take pleasure from getting outside and celebrating farming, food and nature. We will continue to support farmers hosting an LOFS event in September and encouraging the public to visit a farm and discover the world of farming.”
LEAF would like to thank everyone involved with LEAF Open Farm Sunday for their patience and understanding at this time and would encourage anyone with any questions about this postponement to visit the FAQ page on our website, www.farmsunday.org or email the LOFS team OpenFarmSunday@leafuk.org.