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The first national Open Farm Day is to take place in Estonia this summer

20. March 2015 - 9:51
A small boy sitting under a huge rhubarb stem
The visitors will be able to see large and small farms, exciting agricultural technology, various animals and plants. Photo: K. Press

On July 19th, 2015 the first national Open Farm Day is to take place, where more than 100 farms and agricultural producers across Estonia are open to receive visitors. Farms interested in participating can sign up until the end of May.

“One has to drive to the countryside for proper food and that is why many farms will open their doors to the public this summer,” said Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar. “There hasn’t been an event of such scale to promote agriculture and rural life in Estonia before.”

According to the Minister of Agriculture, this day could mark the mutual respect of producers and the Estonian people. “National food production is of great value to any state, which is surely appreciated by any food lover. Equally, the farmers find the domestic consumer the most important,” said Padar.

On the first national Open Farm Day on July 19th the visitors will be able to see large and small farms, exciting agricultural technology, various animals and plants. It will be possible to taste real farm food and buy local produce. Each farm has its own programme, displaying the farm’s particularities.

The initiative of the national Open Farm Day was born from cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Rural Economy Research Centre and Järvamaa Avatud Talud.

Open Farm Days are organised in many countries across the world, including Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Canada, the USA, and many others. Open farm days in Estonia have so far been organised in Järvamaa, Saaremaa and Pandivere.

  • NB! Farms and agricultural producers are invited to visit the preparatory information day of the Open Farm Day in Jäneda on March 27th. Additional information and registration »
  • Media enquiries: Karin Volmer, Public Relations Department of Ministry of Agriculture, press@agri.ee, phone 625 6254 / 5696 4876
  • Registration of farms and agricultural producers:  Reve Lambur, the Rural Economy Research Centre bureau, reve@maainfo.ee

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