Come and join us at Woodbank Community Food Hub for Open Farm Sunday! Learn more about how local, affordable, organic vegetables are grown and sold from this small plot of brownfield land in Stockport. Learn why compost and biodiversity are so important and how we are incubating new farmers to start a career in organic farming.
On Sunday 27th June, hundreds of farms will be opening to the public so they can get closer to farming and see for themselves where their food comes from, how it is produced and learn more about farming and the fabulous job it does. Tucked away, in an unexpected corner of Stockport, Woodbank Community Food Hub provides a taster of what a better food and farming future looks like.
Now in its 15th year, Open Farm Sunday offers a unique chance to see what happens beyond the farm gate and show your support for British farming. This is your opportunity to meet the farmers and growers here at Woodbank Community Food Hub, learn more about organic farming, and to talk to members of the Kindling Trust (who run the food hub) about their plans for a fairer food system. Discover answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask … as well as some you’ve never even thought of!
Throughout the day there will be guided tours around the farm – which are a perfect way to discover all about local organic farming for yourself. When you register, let us know which tour you'd like to attend: they will be held every hour from 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 15:30. *Due to restrictions on group numbers, the tours are now fully booked. You are still welcome to register for the event and enjoy the range of workshops, stalls and refreshments that are available.
There will also be stalls and activities to get involved in, homemade food to buy, and lots of stuff for kids to do (as long as they're accompanied by an adult).
**Unfortunately, due to continued covid restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to proceed with this event in a more restricted capacity. This means that we will be limiting the numbers of visitors on site at any one time to 40, with a maximum of 6 (with some flexibility for households) on a tour group or workshop. If you do not select a tour group with the google form provided on registration, we can't guarantee that you'll be able to attend a tour, though you can check with the team if there is space in drop-in tours on the day.
To ensure everyone's safety, we will implement a queuing system on the door and request that visitors abide by social distancing regulations, do not congregate in large groups or in pathways, and that they move on after enjoying the day's activities to allow space for other guests to come in. Our team may have to request that people leave the site if they are not complying with social distancing regulations, or if we find that visitors are having a long wait to enter.**