Hundreds of local families ‘flocked’ to Foote Farm in Lisburn to discover first-hand how food is produced as part of the Bank of Ireland ‘Open Farm Weekend’ celebrations.
As well as providing visitors with live entertainment, tractor rides and a BBQ, Matthew Foote spoke to guests about farming, animal husbandry and how food is produced. Through a special viewing gallery, visitors also got to see the inside workings of a busy poultry farm and meet some baby chicks while learning how they are cared for.
Andrew Patterson Area Manager at Moy Park said;
“Open Farm Weekend is a great opportunity for local people to learn about Northern Ireland’s talented farming community and the hard work, care and pride that goes into producing the food we eat. With a special viewing gallery, Foote Farm showcases the inner workings of life on a farm and we were delighted to welcome so many visitors and to help teach local children and families about the journey of food from ‘farm to fork’.”
Pictured, Matthew Tinsley with his wife Rachel and son Matthew Jnr from Lisburn, getting a close-up look at the chicks.