Discover where your food comes from as Sheffield farms open

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Farms across Sheffield and the Peak District will be opening their gates this weekend for a special event where visitors can find out more about where their food comes from.

Among those taking part is Thorpe Farm near Hathersage which will open its gates to visitors between 11am and 4pm to showcase the fascinating world of farming on June 10.

Open Farm Sundays are also taking place at Loxley Valley Community Farm and Our Cow Molly Dair Farm in Dungworth.

Annabel Shackleton, event manager at Linking Environment And Farming, said: “Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us - from the clothes we wear to the medicines we take and the food we eat, as well as managing our beautiful countryside for us all to enjoy.

“Farming plays a vital part in all our lives. LEAF Open Farm Sunday gives everyone the rare opportunity to see farming in real life and to learn about the hard work, care and pride that goes into the work farmers do, which is so vital to the environment, our lives and the economy.”

Share like the Scandis do

A new Sunday food event with a Scandi feel to it is on the way at the Kaffihus café at Hagglers Corner.

There will be a different sharing platter on offer at the Queens Road site each month after the launch.

Sarah Ingolfsdottir, co-owner of Hagglers, said: “What’s better than relaxing with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon along with some tasty food and drinks?’

The platters cost £18 per person, also including dessert, a glass of wine or prosecco or bottomless tea and coffee. Booking essential.