Open Farm Sunday is a national initiative and farms of all types, up and down the country, will be open to the public. AC Goatham & Son is inviting families to visit The Barnyard at Gore Farm nr Sittingbourne, Kent from 9am to 5pm, to find out more about how apples and pears are grown, how they are stored using the latest cold storage technology and how they are served fresh in the supermarket for nearly 10 months of the year.

There will also be entertainment for all the family including a showcase of farm machinery, nature trails and orchard walks, farm animals including Donkeys, Shetland Ponies, Alpacas, Goats, Rabbits and Wildfowl, plus fun and games throughout the day.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a stroll in the 150 acres of orchards and there will be a range of delicious food and drink available to purchase, including a hog roast or local Kent produce from the farm shop. There is also a gift shop which sells a range of fabulous home ware and gifts and The Barnyard Restaurant will be open throughout the day, (pre booking is advised).

Carol Ford, Commercial Director at AC Goatham & Son comments: “Open Farm Sunday is when the farming industry throws open it’s doors and encourages the public to come and find out more about farming and where their food comes from. It is really important that people feel connected to the farms around them as the local economy directly benefits when they support British farmers. We are also delighted to have the support of Sainsbury’s for this event, whose staff will be serving up food for visitors to sample and hosting a special story telling event. Many people have never had the opportunity to visit a fully working fruit farm such as Gore Farm and we look forward to welcoming them.”

AC Goatham & Son grows one in every three British Conference Pears and one in every 4.5 British apples sold in the UK each year.

Open Farm Sunday

5 June 2016

9am -5pm

The Barnyard, Gore Farm, Oak Lane, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Kent ME97EZ