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We were all invited to discover life on Britain’s farms today on the annual “Open Farm Sunday“.
I visited Molescroft Grange Farm where hundreds of visitors were learning more about their food and farming.
We saw fields growing wheat, barley and oilseed rape. In the barn there were buckets with clumps of these growing crops. Grains of wheat, barley and oilseed rape were also on show together with the foods made from them, including flour, bread, Weetabix and cooking oil!
Neighbouring farmers were exhibiting their animals, and the pig seemed particularly popular! I was amused to see a piece of carpet by the lambs, as well as a fleece, which cleverly demonstrated how farming sheep helps us all.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust had a stand and were busy explaining the work the farmer does to look after this wonderful Yorkshire countryside. The food we buy & choose to eat does actually influence the way our countryside looks.
Molescroft Grange Farm opened their farm gates to showcase what they do to produce our food and care for the countryside. Open Farm Sunday has enabled the public to see that this modern, commercial farm uses the best environmental methods to produce safe, affordable food.