On Sunday we went to visit a local farm open day. It's a dairy farm that I've featured before and one which has a delivery service and a small shop and refreshment area on site. There are several family fun days each year that are very popular and where the concept of buying from farm shops and farmers' markets and other local outlets that sell their products can be promoted. The farm is a well known one especially for its branded 'Our Cow Molly' ice cream and the farmer and his cows are often seen at the annual food festival in the city.
On Sunday there were tractor rides for the children and other activities and different aspects of
life on a dairy farm demonstrated.
The farmer talked about milk production and there was a demonstration of churning butter, which I missed as there were long queues for the refreshments!
A local butcher cooked sausages to go in the bread rolls.
These are the photos from last year. As you can imagine, the ice cream parlour was full of families queueing for ice cream and drinks on Sunday!
We shall go back soon and see what other local produce is on offer to buy, especially as it combines a drive or walk along beautiful country lanes in the area not far from where we live.