A COUPLE are opening their farm for an Open Day today.

Rosemary and Chris Knox own the Gran Stead’s Ginger Company at Mile Oak Farm in Portslade.

There will be guided tours around the production facilities and the chance to see how ginger is turned into an award-winning drink and to sample a range of ginger-based products.

Chris said: “Visitors will have a unique chance to see how the non-alcoholic Gran Stead’s Mellow Ginger drink or its Fiery version is made and bottled, and then enjoy some tastings of the full range.

“Families can witness life on a working farm first hand, with sheep shearing, air rifle shooting, ferret racing, tractor and trailer rides, and much more.

“There will also be classic cars and a tractor and vintage machinery display.

“There is free entry from 10am and plenty of parking.”

Chris and Rosemary will be joined by representatives from Storrington-based Auntie Vals, makers of Gran Stead’s ginger jams and marmalades.

Auntie Vals is a Community Interest Company run by volunteers to give people with disabilities the chance to work, either at its Storrington base or within the wider business community.

Every year the organisation supports around 60 people of all ages and with all disabilities.