Apple Juicing Day at Ashfield Gardens – Sunday 23rd Sept

pick applesApple Juicing Day at Ashfield Market Garden, Stourbridge

Date: Sunday 23rd Sept, from 10am

Where: Ashfield Camphill Market Garden, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverley, near Stourbridge, DY10 3PB.

It’s that time of year again when the fruit is falling from the trees. We are holding our first Apple Juicing Day on Sunday 23rd September.

Bring apples / bottles if you have, apron / chopping board if you want to. There will be plenty of apples there, so come also if you don’t have any apples to bring.

  • Bring and Share lunch!
  • Bring aprons and chopping boards!
  • All welcome!
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Apple Juicing Days – October & November 2015

margys-apple-treeApple Juicing Days for October & November

Bring any spare apples if you have, windfalls are good too, come anyway if you don’t, there will be plenty of apples there. Bring bottles to take juice home. Bring apron if you want to keep your clothes clean! Bring and share lunch if you’re there over lunchtime. Weather permitting!

Dates for this Autumn:

Sat 17th Oct – from 10.30am, at 57 Corser St, Stourbridge, rear garden – come up alleyway to left of house. Margy’s house.

Wed 28th Oct – from 10am, at 5 Mill Lane, Blakedown, DY10 3ND. Diane’s house – picking her apples and juicing them. Bring any spare apples too.

Sat 31st Oct – from 10.30am, at Hay Farm, Six Ashes, WV15 6EX, picking and juicing.

Sat 7th Nov – from 10.30am, at Ashfield Gardens, Sugarloaf Lane, Iverley. Our second Apple pressing day there, as there are so many apples!

Sun 15th Nov – from 10.30am, Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, in the Tea Gardens.

All welcome! Come and enjoy some fabulous community productivity! Any questions, please call Margy on 01384 351414 or 07817 555204.

Making the most of local fruit and vegetables

margys-bottlesDo you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables in your garden? We can help pick, process and distribute spare crops. Transition Stourbridge set up Harvest Share in 2010 to save good local food from going to waste. We make jam, chutney, cordial and juice, and share the produce with local people. Please get in touch if you’d like help with harvesting or processing a crop, or if you want to help pick, use, process or distribute.

Apple Juicing Day at Ashfield Gardens – Saturday 3rd October

pick applesApple Juicing Day at Ashfield Market Garden, Stourbridge

Date: Saturday 3rd October,  from 10.30am

Where: Ashfield Camphill Market Garden, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverley, near Stourbridge, DY10 3PB.

Come and help pick apples from the orchard, and turn the fruit into delicious fresh juice – bring bottles to take some home in!  If you have spare apples, feel free to bring them along too, to be juiced.

  • ‘Bring and Share’ lunch!
  • Bring aprons and chopping boards!
  • All welcome!

Pick your Own at Ashfield Gardens

Also ‘Pick your own apples, eating and cooking, for a small donation to Ashfield Garden, lots of different varieties. Weekdays, or Sat mornings 9 – 11am.’

Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 13th August

blackcurrantsOur final blackcurrant picking at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) is planned for this Thursday 13th August, arrive from 5pm this time.

Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You and the other half the farm keeps for juicing.

  • Bring containers!
  • Feel free to bring a picnic if it is your supper time!

Any queries feel free to call Margy on 01384 351414 or 07817 555204.

Happy picking!

Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 6th August

blackcurrantsWe’ve planned another blackcurrant picking session this Thursday 6th August, from 6pm.

Picking has been very successful but there are still loads of lovely organic blackcurrants at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) needing to be picked!

Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You and the other half the farm keeps for juicing.

  • Bring containers!
  • Feel free to bring a picnic if it is your supper time!

Any queries feel free to call me on 01384 351414 or 07817 555204.

Happy picking!

Margy Henderson

Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 30th July

blackcurrantsWe’ve planned the next blackcurrant picking session this Thursday 30th July, from 6pm.

Picking has been very successful but there are still loads of lovely organic blackcurrants at Vale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) needing to be picked!

Everyone is welcome to take home half of what we pick as a Thank You and the other half the farm keeps for juicing.

  • Bring containers!
  • Feel free to bring a picnic if it is your supper time!

Any queries feel free to call me on 01384 351414 or 07817 555204.

Happy picking!

Margy Henderson

Apple Juicing Days – Autumn 2014

pick applesJoin us for some apple juicing and harvest sharing this Autumn. All welcome

Dates:

Saturday 11th October from 11am
27 Beale Street, Stourbridge

Wednesday 15th October from 10.30am
Ashfield Market Garden, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverley, Near Stourbridge, DY10 3PB

Saturday 1st November from 11am
Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge,  DY8 1UR

Please bring:

  • Bring and share lunch items.
  • Any apples if you have spare – windfalls are fine.
  • Chopping boards, aprons and knives if you like
  • A couple of bottles to take juice home.
  • Any spare produce to share

Weather permitting!  Any questions, please email t.stourbridge@gmail.com

Plant Swap – Sunday the 18th May

Plant-SwapCome along to the plant swap or just join us for a cup of tea…

Date: Sunday 18th May,  2pm to 5 pm

Where: Berith Gardens, No. 4  Norton Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2RT

Bring along any plants to share or give away. e.g. Vegetable Plants: tomatoes,beans, pumpkins, etc. Garden Plants: cuttings, babies.  House plants…anything!

  • Bring any spare plants you have, and choose some to take home.
  • Come along even if you don’t have plants to bring.
  • There will be Refreshments to
  • Somewhere to shelter if we get rained on

Everyone welcome, looking forward to see you there…

Blackcurrant Juicing – Saturday 8th February

blackcurrantsBlackcurrant Cordial Making Day / Morning at Vale Head Farm

Date: Sat 8th Feb, from 10am.
Where: Vale Head Farm,  Compton Road,  Kinver,  DY7 5NJ.

They have about 150kg of blackcurrants in their freezer that we’ll mash, press, filter, heat up with sugar, and bottle in bottles we’ll clean and sterilize too.

Apple Juicing Day, Stourbridge – Sunday 10th November

bramley appleApple Juicing Day – A Harvest Share event

Date: Sunday 10th November
Time: From 10am till about 3pm
Where: 55 Beech Road, Norton, Stourbridge (the gate to the right of the house takes you along a path to the rear garden)

Please bring:

  • Please bring “bring and share” lunch items.
  • Any apples if you have spare – windfalls are fine.
  • Chopping boards, aprons and knives if you like
  • Bottles to take juice home in.

Weather permitting!  Any questions, please call Margy on 01384 351414.