LEAF Open Farm Sun­day COVID-19 announcement

Due to the cir­cum­stances relat­ed to the out­break of Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), it is with regret that LEAF (Link­ing Envi­ron­ment And Farm­ing) has tak­en the inevitable, safe and sen­si­ble deci­sion to post­pone this year’s LEAF Open Farm Sun­day (LOFS) event to Sun­day 20th Sep­tem­ber 2020.

Due to the circumstances related to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with regret that LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has taken the inevitable, safe and sensible decision to postpone this year’s LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) event to Sunday 20th September 2020.

This decision has not been taken lightly and the organisation is fully aware of the implications and disappointment this may cause to host farmers and visitors. However, given the challenges that the whole country faces in the coming weeks and months, LEAF has been left with little choice but to postpone the event to later in the year.

Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive, said: “We have spoken to a number of our host farmers to understand the impact of postponing later in the year. We are pleased with the positive response from our ever enthusiastic farmers, many of whom have indicated that they would like to still host LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020. Consequently, we have rearranged the date to the 20th September 2020.

“We look forward to welcoming the public out onto farm at a different and interesting time of year, when they will take pleasure from getting outside and celebrating farming, food and nature. We will continue to support farmers hosting an LOFS event in September and encouraging the public to visit a farm and discover the world of farming.”

LEAF would like to thank everyone involved with LEAF Open Farm Sunday for their patience and understanding at this time and would encourage anyone with any questions about this postponement to visit the FAQ page on our website, www.farmsunday.org or email the LOFS team [email protected].

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