Organisers of Northern Ireland’s plantation open day eventuality ‘Open Farm Weekend’ have reliable this year’s eventuality will take place virtually.
This year outlines a 10th year of a event, that is sponsored by Bank of Ireland.
The 2021 open weekend will take place probably from Friday, Jul 30 until Sunday, Aug 1, with a packaged report of practical activities to showcase Northern Ireland food and tillage during a best.
The initiative, that is led by a Ulster Farmers’ Union, is nonetheless again set to constraint a imagination of families and foodies from opposite a range and give a genuine behind a scenes image of a internal farm-to-fork story.
Educating a public
Northern Ireland Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots said: “Our agri-food attention in NI is eminent worldwide for producing high quality, wholesome, healthful and award-winning food.
“Educating and creation consumers wakeful of a source of their food, and a tough work by a farmers in stability to furnish these high-quality products has an critical partial to play in progressing direct for a internal produce.
“My department’s continued support in a smoothness of Open Farm Weekend helps accommodate that task.
“I would like to appreciate a Bank of Ireland for their continued joining to this critical initiative.
“To a farms that are participating, we know that it can be a plea to ready and open adult your farms to a ubiquitous open – even in a practical universe – though we praise a tough work and passion that a horde farms put into creation a weekend so successful.
“I would inspire people to perspective a practical events to benefit an bargain of a efforts of a farmers and attention in stability to yield food on all a tables, generally during a really severe year,” Minister Poots added.
See behind a scenes on some-more than 20 farms
Although visitors are incompetent to physically attend farms again this year, a online activities via a weekend will still give a open a possibility to bond with some-more than 20 farms from opposite a province.
Richard Primrose, Bank of Ireland UK agri-business manager, said: “The expansion and wealth of a wider NI economy relies heavily on a abounding agri-food industry.
“The final year, in particular, has shown how critical this attention is to communities within NI and we’re unapproachable to be a pretension unite again to uncover a support.
“By stability a online format for Bank of Ireland Virtual Farm Weekend, it will give farmers a possibility to showcase their farms to new audiences.
“It will also yield a ideal eventuality to most illustrate and teach consumers on how a internal food is produced.”
Ulster Farmers’ Union emissary boss David Brown added: “The final 12 months have brought about a heightened recognition of where a food comes from and puts a internal supply sequence during a forefront of a minds.
“We inspire everybody to get behind this year’s eventuality and applaud a smashing furnish accessible right here in Northern Ireland,” he concluded.