Local farms to open up

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Two farms in the Esk Valley have signed up to open their gates to the public in a one day special event.

The Hayshed Experience in Commondale and Stonebeck Gate Farm at Lealholm will be taking part in the Open Farm Day event on Sunday June 8.

It gives the public the opportunity to look around a working farm, meet the animals, view the machinery used on a daily basis and have a tour of the farm.

The Hayshed is a community enterprise for people with learning disabilities yet is also a working farm, while Stonebeck is primarily a sheep and pig farm but also part of an environmental stewardship programme.

It is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). Visit www.farmsunday.org for more.