Online Farm Sunday

On Sun­day 7th June, did you take part in the first ever LEAF Online Farm Sun­day? The day marked the planned date of LEAF Open Farm Sun­day, when hun­dreds of farms should have been open­ing their gates for what would have been the 15th LEAF Open Farm Sunday. 

On Sunday 7th June, did you take part in the first ever LEAF Online Farm Sunday? The day marked the planned date of LEAF Open Farm Sunday, when hundreds of farms should have been opening their gates for what would have been the 15th LEAF Open Farm Sunday.

Against a backdrop of stunning British countryside, consumers were invited to join farmers from Cornwall to the Isle of Arran and Northamptonshire to Pembrokeshire broadcasting live on the LEAF Open Farm Sunday Facebook page – with a new farmer going live each hour from 8am – 8pm. Each virtual tour was different and every farm had something special to offer.

Over the course of the day, videos on the LEAF Open Farm Sunday Facebook page were viewed 85k times – equating to 54 days’ worth (or 77k minutes!) of video viewed. Consumers had the chance to interact and ask farmers questions.

The tours included insights into what crops are used for – including the unexpected such as wheat being a contributor to intravenous drips! Farmers explained what and how cows eat, why good soil is vital to all the crops, how many kilometres of hedgerows have been planted and why that matters to the wildlife that live there. All videos are still available to watch on the LEAF Open Farm Facebook page.