10:13 Tuesday 10 June 2014

SLIDESHOW: More than 4,000 people attend Open Farm Sunday at G's Fresh

Written byJORDAN DAY

Families were able to sample a taste of the good life by donning their wellies and heading to their nearest farm.

Farmyards across the region threw their gates open to the public on Sunday by taking part in the national Open Farm Sunday program.

One of the most successful open events was at G’s Fresh in Barway, which was attended by more than 4,300 people.

People of all ages enjoyed tours of the award-winning farm and factory, plus there was a vintage tea party, cookery demonstrations, a farmers’ market, stalls, barbecue and plenty of animals to fuss.

There were also plenty of fun activities for the children at the free event, including face painting, an insect corner, bouncy castle and tractor rides.

A spokeswoman for G’s Fresh said: “A perfect sunny day helped G’s achieve a record-breaking Open Farm Sunday. We welcomed over 4,300 visitors to the free event.

“The raffle in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance sold over £1,300 worth of tickets, with more contributions to the charity from other sales and contributions from stall holders to come.”

Triangle Farm in Soham also took part in Open Farm Sunday, which also marked the first anniversary of the attraction’s farm shop and nursery opening.

Families were able to enjoy a barbecue, hog roast, bouncy castle, quad bikes, face painting, craft stalls and of course plenty of animals.

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