CHRISTMAS TREE GROWER FROM [INSERT COUNTY] OPENS GATES THIS SUMMER
A LOCAL Christmas tree grower from [INSERT COUNTY] is opening its gates to the public this summer to allow visitors to experience first-hand what farmers do and the impact their work has on all our lives.
[COMPANY NAME] from [TOWN] is joining thousands of other farms from across the UK by opening their farm on LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10th June.
This annual event has been running since 2006 and is managed by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF). With more than 1600 farmers taking part, the farms collectively welcome two million people for one Sunday each year.
[INSERT NAME OF COMPANY SPOKESPERSON] said: “We wanted to open our farm up to the public so that they could come and see what our daily lives working on a farm consists of.
“As a Christmas tree grower, the public often perceives that our job starts and ends in December, but actually it takes a lot of hard work, care and time to get your tree ready for Christmas. Because of this, we are keen to show what it entails especially during the summer months and are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our farm on 10th June.”
This year a number of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) members will be taking part in the event.
Harry Brightwell, secretary of BCTGA said: “Being able to demonstrate to the public what our members do on a daily basis can provide inspiration for a new generation of farmers while allowing them to connect with their customer base, many of which only buy our products at a certain time of the year. Farming Christmas trees is actually a year-round event and can take up to 12 years to cultivate the product that you have in your home adorned with decorations at the end of the year.”
The British Christmas Tree Growers Association is the trade association for those who grow specialist Christmas Trees in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
With a code of practice, BCTGA members cultivate British Christmas trees that are grown to the best environmental and sustainable practice.
For more information on the association, please visit: www.bctga.co.uk
For more information on LEAF Open Farm Sunday, please visit: https://farmsunday.org/