Lincolnshire Harvest Festival this weekend

First published: 22 October 2021

Lincolnshire’s farming community is set for a spectacular celebration of the county’s delicious homegrown produce at the Lincolnshire Harvest Festival service this Sunday, 24th October.

Not held since October 2019, the event will once again take place at the iconic Lincoln Cathedral and is a chance to give thanks for and celebrate Lincolnshire’s enormous contribution to the country’s food production.

The service will be led by the county’s agricultural chaplain, Rev. Canon Alan Robson, and begins at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

NFU Lincolnshire county adviser Rhonda Thompson said: “This fantastic event has always had the county’s produce at its heart, celebrating the wonderful diversity, quality and abundance of food that the Lincolnshire landscape provides.

“An NFU survey recently highlighted the public’s appreciation of the benefits our countryside offers and especially in helping with our mental health and wellbeing.

“The last 18 months has impacted on many people’s mental health and this year our collection will be to support three local organisations to help them with the valuable work they do in the county: Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, Lincolnshire Young Farmers’ Club and Lincolnshire Rural and Agricultural Chaplaincy.

“This Harvest Festival is a special celebration of the flowers, vegetables, ornamentals and arable crops we grow, the animals we rear and our countryside.

“We really hope that you can join us on Sunday, 24th October at 3pm for our ‘Faith in the future of food and farming, a harvest full of gratitude and fortitude’.”

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