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22 July 2018
Animals and plants, exciting technology,
genuine farm food, workshops and tours

The Open Farm Day will be held all over Estonia for the fourth time from 10:00-17:00 on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Many farms and agricultural producers will be opening their doors (or rather their gates!) to visitors.

You will get to see farms of all sizes, interesting animals and plants and some cool farming equipment and machinery. You can also try real farm food, go on excursions, take part in workshops and much more. Each farm will be running its own programme showcasing what makes it special.

The Open Farm Day represents a great opportunity to discover how local food is grown and what modern farming and agriculture involve.

When was the last time you came face-to-face with a goat or took the wheel of a combine harvester? Come to the countryside on 22 July and you can do both!

Maps and apps

Information about the participating farms can be found on the maps and in the apps.

Making it easier for you to find the farms will be the NaviCup mobile app, which you can download from Google Play or the App Store. You will also find the farms ahead of time via Google Maps on our website.

If you prefer a map on paper, one especially designed for the Open Farm Day will be available in advance from larger Alexela service stations and the ‘Farms Feed Us’ (Talu toidab) counters at Rimi supermarkets, as well as on Elron trains.

If you want to visit the farms in an environmentally friendly way, come by train. Select the "Rongiga tallu!" filter on the Google map on our website and all of the appropriate stops will be shown.

Bus trips

For several years now, bus excursions have been organised as part of the Open Farm Day. Information about these trips will be made available on our website a few weeks beforehand.

 

Come and have a staring contest with a goat or try steering a combine harvester!

The Open Farm Day is organised by the Ministry of Rural Affairs, the Rural Economy Information Centre (now part of the Agricultural Research Centre), the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce and the Central Union of Estonian Farmers. Also involved in the running of the day are local Leader action groups and the ‘Kodukant’ Village Movement of Estonia.

The organisation of the Open Farm Day is financed from the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Don't forget!

  • Take your time on the visit
  • Bring a good mood with you
  • Follow the instructions of the hosts
  • Adhere to the time schedule
  • Have some cash with you
  • If it rains, bring rubber boots and raincoats
  • Leave your pets at home to keep them and the farm animals safe
  • Ask questions of the hosts
  • Enjoy your day!

Farms and producers

Krista Kõiv, Agricultural Research Centre

krista.koiv@pmk.agri.ee

Krista provides participation information for the farms and helps with the programme.

Press and the public

Kertu Kärk, Adviser, Public Relations Department, Ministry of Rural Affairs

press@agri.ee, 625 6152

Kertu manages the Open Farm Day project and is responsible for communications.