Farmgates swing open to the public tomorrow

Yorkshire agriculture is outperforming other areas. Below: William Ballmann of Gateley's

Yorkshire agriculture is outperforming other areas. Below: William Ballmann of Gateley's

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Tomorrow is Open Farm Sunday, the annual occasion when farmers play host to the public and give them a taste of farming life.

Activities at host farms vary between venues but include guided walks, milking and shearing demonstrations and tractor and trailer rides.

LEAF, the farming and environmental charity, co-ordinates the day across the country.

Participating farms in North Yorkshire include: Askham Bryan College in York, Birchfield Farm in Summerbridge, Dykelands Farm in Airton, Skipton, The Hayshed Experience at Fowl Green Farm, Whitby, Hole House Farm in Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, Kilnsey Park Estate in Kilnsey, Lowfields Farm in Brompton, Northallerton, Curlew Fields Farm in Hessay, York, Home Farm in East Rounton, Northallerton, South Acre Farm in Melbourne, York, Stepney Hill Farm in Scarborough, Stonebeck Gate Farm in Lealholm, Whitby, The Cud Life at Spruisty Hall Farm, Killinghall and The Farmers Cart and Piglets Adventure Farm Park in Towthorpe Grange, York.

Taking part in East Yorkshire are: Low Farm in Beswick, Driffield, Densholme Farm in Great Hatfield, Pasture Farm in Swinefleet, Goole, Holme Lodge Farm in Holme On Spalding Moor, Manor Farm in Lund, Driffield, Manor Farm Beef in Thornholme, Molescroft Grange Farm in Beverley and Home Farm in Sledmere, Driffield,

In West Yorkshire: Swithens Farm in Rothwell, Leeds, Tewitt Hall Farm in Oakworth and Woolrow Farm in Shelley, Huddersfield.

And in South Yorkshire at Loxley Valley Community Farm in Loxley and Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm in Dungworth, Sheffield.

For more details, visit www.farmsunday.org

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