Visit an organic farm

If you would like to find out more about organic food and farming, why not visit an organic farm? The Soil Association has an extensive network of more than 100 farms across the UK who run special visits, open days and other public activities. New farms are joining all the time, and we have members who can show you everything from walled vegetable gardens to remote hill farms and even a vineyard.

Farms in your region

Find a farm in your region:

Further resources

  • Organic Farm Trail Activity Book [PDF, 1.32MB]
    Fun activities for young children on a farm visit - find out how to make a 'map stick', a soil paint chart, a leaf rubbing and so much more...

Holiday organic

If you've enjoyed your time at an organic farm, why not extend your visit and holiday on one? Take a look at our holiday organic listings to find out more.

 

Farming blog

Farming on empty – California in the 4th drought year

Marianne Landzettel: Californians are taking shorter showers, rip out the front lawn to plant cacti while in the nearby mountains numerous forest fires feed on tinder-dry brush. Leave the Pacific behind, cross the Coastal Range and you’ll get to the Central Valley. Over 700 km long, flat as a pancake, with rich soils, mild winters and an average of 300 days of sunshine, the Central Valley is the most productive and profitable agricultural region in the United States: California produces 97% of all kiwis, 95% of all celery, 89% of all spinach, consumed in the US. With roughly 1.8 million cows California is the nations biggest dairy producer. But by far the most valuable crops are nuts, pistachios, cashews, walnuts and of course almonds.

25 August 2015 | 1 Comments | Recommended by 2