Newbottle and Waddesdon open gates for Open Farm Sunday

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Open Farm Sunday is coming to the Advertiser and Review region again as farmers open their gates to the public.

The annual event is organised by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) and showcases British farming, giving people a chance to see how their food is grown and produced and encouraging them to show support for our farmers.

This year the event is being held on June 9 and among the farms taking part in the region are Newbottle Estate Farms and the Waddesdon Estate.

Newbottle Estate is at Forceleap Farm, near Brackley. Visitors will be able to meet the animals, enjoy tractor and trailer rides, the static machinery display and there will be a barbecue.

Newbottle Estate is a mixed farm of arable and Aberdeen Angus cattle. It is run by John and Lady Juliet Townsend. Parking is limited and the farm is open from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Waddesdon will be open from 10am to 4pm. There will be sheep shearing demonstrations, farm tours and a chance to meet the animals. The estate is on Queen Street.

People are urged to wear appropriate footwear.

A map of participating farms can be found at www.farmsunday.org/ofs12b/visit/findfarm.eb. New farms are registering daily.