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This Sunday: Estonia’s First National Open Farm Day

16. July 2015 - 12:46
 About 150 Estonian farms and agricultural holdings from the biggest dairy plant to Estonia’s first domestic cider producer will open their doors to visitors.
About 150 Estonian farms and agricultural holdings from the biggest dairy plant to Estonia’s first domestic cider producer will open their doors to visitors.

On Sunday, July 19th, the first national Open Farm Day will take place in Estonia. About 150 Estonian farms and agricultural holdings from the biggest dairy plant to Estonia’s first domestic cider producer will open their doors to visitors.

Minister of Rural Affairs Mr Urmas Kruuse: "Domestic food production is of high value that should be kept and honoured. During the Open Farm Day, visitors will see first-hand, how Estonian food is grown."

Each farm participating in the Open Farm Day will have its own programme which is introduced (in Estonian) on the website www.avatudtalud.ee. The programme includes larger and smaller crop and livestock farms, horticultural farms and even a domestic cider factory.

Project Manager of the Open Farm Day Ms Karin Volmer: "Visitors should get acquainted with the participating farms and their programmes on the web map, select the most exciting places and inform the hosts about the visit, if it has been asked.”

The organisers ask all the visitors of the Open Farm Day to follow the hosts’ instructions.

FOR EDITORS:

  • 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, try local food, 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.
  • Estonian biggest farm complex Väätsa Agro with the dairy herd of about 2000 head of cattle, Konju Mõisa Farm, Estonia’s best organic farmer 2014, Tammejuure Farm, the best producer of organic products in 2013, Saidafarm, the Baltic Sea friendly agricultural producer in 2013, several large and small livestock and crop farms, horticultural producers and small processors will participate in the Open Farm Day.

 

Further information:

Karin Volmer,
Estonian Ministry of Agriculture,
Public Relations Adviser
Phone +372 625 6254 / +372 5696 4876
press@agri.ee

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