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Surrey Farm and Food Week 2010

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Surrey Farm and Food Week 2010

Surrey has long been synonymous for it's beautiful green landscapes and countryside, created by thousands of years of farming and generations of farmers who keep the countryside productive, rich in wildlife and beautiful to look at.

Surrey Farm and Food Week is an established feature of the farming calendar. This year will be taking place on September 18th - 26th. It will be the ninth year that Surrey County Agricultural Society has run the week of farm-based events that aims to bridge the gulf of understanding between farmers and the public. Back when the event began in 2001, the initiative encouraged farmers to open up their farms and get to know their neighbours by letting the public come and meet them to discover the food they produce and the way that the countryside is managed.

From beef, lamb and pork to fresh milled flour, free range eggs, vegetables, soft fruit and even dairy produce - Surrey has always had a wonderful array of produce at its disposal.

There has been a clear shift over the last eight years towards farm gate sales, farmers markets, meat box schemes and farm shops and this is reflected in the number of farms in the week’s events offering the complete field to plate experience –
  • farm walks
  • home-produce BBQs
  • produce for sale
  • general refreshments

Around 1,000 people enjoy the farm events over the week, not counting the many thousands who come to the County Ploughing Match and Country Fair at Loseley that marks its grand finale, this year on September 27.

The walks and open days are all free and the farmers generously give their time to run them: There is so much good-will involved, and both farmers and public reap the benefits.

Tickets for Surrey Farm and Food Week 2010

On the show day tickets are £8.50 for adults, £7.00 for concessions and £5.00 for children (5 - 16 years). Under fives are free and there is free parking. A family ticket is available (2 adults, 2 children) £25.

Posted By Jamie Stuart
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