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Get a taste for life in the country at Surrey Farm and Food Week
Ever wondered how the most wooded county in the country manages to stay looking picturesque and produces such wonderful food?
Well Surrey Farm and Food Week will you give you the chance to find out, as well as a taster of what life in the country is really like.
Farmers and landowners are inviting people to come and see how they work and live and why they are so proud of their livestock and farmland.
Dairy farming may be on the decline in Surrey but two top dairy farmers will be opening their milking parlours so people can learn about milk production.
Visitors can explore a small private woodland on the edge of Farley Heath and see rare breeds of pig, sheep and poultry at Clear Barn Farm in Puttenham.
If you like the Great British Bake Off, look behind the scenes at Imbhams Farm, in Haslemere, to see grains being milled to make flour and breakfast cereal.
Feeling thirsty? The week’s programme includes a tour of Albury’s organic vineyard and the new Tillingbourne microbrewery on the North Downs at Shere.
There will also be farmers’ markets, an interesting look at farming history on a medieval Chertsey farm, and lots of food events including a pie-making competition at The Parrot in Forest Green.
The finale of the week will be the Surrey County Ploughing Match and Country Fair at Loseley Park where visitors will be able to drive a tractor, off-road a 4x4, cast a fishing fly, manipulate a log grabber, shoot a clay, or enter a gun dog competition.
Surrey Farm and Food Week; various locations; September 21 to 29; visit www.surreycountyshow.co.uk
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