The Open Farm Day will be held all over Estonia for the ninth time on Sunday, 16 July 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm. Many participating farms and agricultural producers will open their doors (or rather their gates!) to visitors on Saturday, 15 July as well.
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 and you can do both!
Please see the map at www.avatudtalud.ee/et/kulastajale - the farms marked with a blue balloon are open on both Saturday and Sunday.
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 Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), 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.
Reve Lambur and Christiana-Gabriela Kristal, Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK)
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Reve and Christiana provide participation information and help for the farms.
Public Relations Department, Ministry of Rural Affairs
The department manages the Open Farm Day project and is responsible for media relations.