Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) has announced that due to the circumstances related to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has taken the safe and sensible decision to postpone this year’s LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) event until Sunday, September 20.
Caroline Drummond, LEAF’s chief executive, said that this decision has not been taken lightly and the organisation is fully aware of the implications and disappointment this may cause to host farmers and visitors.
However, given the challenges that the whole country faces in the coming weeks and months, LEAF has been left with little choice but to postpone the event to later in the year, she said.
Ms Drummond added: “We have spoken to a number of our host farmers to understand the impact of postponing to later in the year. We are pleased with the positive response from our ever-enthusiastic farmers, many of whom have indicated that they would like to still host LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2020.
“We look forward to welcoming the public out onto farm at a different and interesting time of year to take pleasure from getting outside and celebrating farming, food and nature. We will continue to support farmers hosting an LOFS event in September and to encourage the public to visit a farm and discover the world of farming.”