Hundreds head to harvest event

An Aberdeenshire family run farm opened its gates to hundreds of people last weekend, to celebrate its 2014 harvest season.

Thursday, 18th September 2014, 9:00 am
The Store

Farm and shop - The Store - in Foveran, hosted its annual open day earlier this month which attracted over 250 visitors.

People were able to experience a glimpse of harvest season in the North-east over the last five decades at the free event with live demonstrations, tractor trailer rides and a display of vintage and modern equipment used by the firm.

Formed in 2000 by the Booth family, The Store also hosted a ‘Best Dressed Farmer’ competition which was won by Hamish Metcalfe, 8, who donned his cap and checked shirt. An on-site barbecue and Hog Roast showcasing their award winning meat went down a treat as the day came to an end.

The Store owner and managing director, Andrew Booth, said: “The open farm day provides us with a fantastic opportunity to give families a behind the scenes tour of the farm and showcase the equipment we use.

“I think it is really important to educate kids about their food and where it comes from, so the open day not only allows us to share our passion but also the importance of local food in the local area.”