As of today, a web map shows all the farms and agricultural holdings participating in Estonia's first national Open Farm Day taking place on 19 July. Altogether around 150 participants will open their doors to the public in the middle of July.
“Starting from today, visitors can view all the farms and agricultural holdings taking part in the Open Farm Day on the web map and choose those they would be most interested in visiting on 19 July,” Project Manager of the Open Farm Day Karin Volmer said. “The map contains information regarding each participant’s field of activity and contact information; the exact programmes will be confirmed by the beginning of July.”
The majority of participants are located in Harju (19), Pärnu (15), Põlva (14), and Lääne-Viru County (14). Have a look at the participants and their locations at www.avatudtalud.ee.
Among others, Väätsa Agro, the largest dairy farm complex in Estonia with a herd size of nearly 2,000, Konju Manor farm, the best Estonian organic producer of 2014, Tammejuure farm, the producer of hemp products and the best Estonian organic producer of 2013, Saidafarm, the winner the Baltic Sea Farmer of the Year Award in 2013, as well as numerous larger and smaller cattle and cereal farmers, horticultural and small-scale producers have confirmed their participation in the Open Farm Day.
“The Open Farm Day allows producers and consumers to get to know each other better – to learn about and showcase rural life and exciting Estonian food products,” Volmer said. “Producers who have yet to register for the Open Farm Day, but would like to share their activities with all the lovely visitors on 19 July, are also welcomed to make themselves known. Many open farms have in fact been added during the last weeks, after the end of the official registration period.”
The first national Open Farm Day will take place on 19 July 2015 with approximately 150 agricultural holdings and farms participating over Estonia. Visitors will have the chance to have a look at large and small farms, as well as see displays of agricultural machinery, various large and small animals, and many kinds of agricultural plants.
The national Open Farm Day is organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rural Economy Research Centre in cooperation with the Central Union of Estonian Farmers, the Central Alliance of Estonian Farmers, Järva Development Partners, and South Järva County Partnership. The Open Farm Day is funded by the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2014–2020 and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.