A taste of life down on the farm will come to Truro's Lemon Quay this weekend after the producers of the city's farmers market joined forces with friends in the farming industry to stage a summer celebration of rural life.

Between 9am and 4pm on Saturday, July 24, the quay will be taken over by tractors, traditional countryside crafts, children’s activities, a local produce market, street food stalls and live entertainment.

Nigel Ekins, chairman of Truro Farmers Market, said: “This will be a fun day out for the whole family; it’s also a chance for us to celebrate the bounty of the countryside and emphasise the essential role of local farms in food production to a new generation.”

Large and small modern tractors, plus a vintage model, will be on display for visitors to take a closer look, while for a hands-on experience visitors will be able to try milking a cow (although not a real one.) Skilled crafts, including thatching, will be demonstrated by experts, and visitors can also learn about beekeeping and the essential role of bees in the farming cycle.

Meanwhile for children, a "woodland creche" will be provided by Miraclewood Outdoor CIC and there will also be free face painting and the chance to meet an adventurous group of ducklings and chickens.

The regular producers of Truro Farmers Market will be out in force, with local meats and cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, sustainable seafood, plants and flowers, wines, spirits, locally-made juices, plus homemade sauces and preserves – all available to buy.