Pizza making, sheep shearing and visits to the bee hive were just a few of the highlights visitors got to experience when they attended the Whetstone Pastures Open Farm Sunday event in June in Leicestershire.
Sandra and Anthony Herbert run a general mixed farm of between 700 and 800 acres. They have a dairy herd, wheat and oilseed rape arable side plus a pick-your-own business with strawberries. They have proved particularly popular with schools where they encourage youngsters to find out, first-hand, about the environment and where their food comes from.
More than 800 people attended the event and with donations from the entrance gate, tractor rides and stall holders more than £1,000 was raised.