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!

Transforming the Food System – A public talk and short film

start_a_groupTransforming the Food System – A public talk and short film

You are warmly invited to an evening on ‘Transforming the Food System’.

When: Saturday 10th December, 7pm for 7.30pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR.

Short film featuring the ‘Incredible Edible’ grow your own food network http://incredibleediblenetwork.org.uk/

A talk from forager and nutrition researcher Owen Raybould: ‘Can healthy eating save the planet?’ about: Ecological farming, Soil science, Climate change, Human health, food network and local projects.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you there…

 

Foraging and the Future of Food – Saturday 27th February

foragingAn Evening with Owen Raybould – Nutrition researcher and Forager – on ‘Foraging and the Future of Food’.

Date: Saturday 27th February
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Exploring different ways of bringing nature and wild ecology back into our food production. Including a short documentary and time for Q & A.

Owen’s talk will cover Permaculture, Re-forestation, Organics, Wildflower seeding, Herd and forest grazing, the importance of fungi in soil, and direct human involvement, such as Community Supported Agriculture.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All Welcome!

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

Blackcurrant picking, Kinver – Thursday 23rd July

blackcurrantsVale Head Farm (Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ) has lots of Blackcurrants and needs help with picking!

We’ve planned a picking session this Thursday 23rd July, from 6pm. (We will plan other picking days if needed)

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 and hope to see you there!

Valehead Farm Photos

Foraging Walk – Saturday 18th April

IMG_5783Join us for an afternoon guided foraging walk around the River Severn and Bewdley!

Date: Saturday 18th April
Time: 2.30pm
Meet: Blackstone free car park, just outside Bewdley on the B4194
(drive out of the town until you have passed under the flyover, then it’s the next left, there are two large signs for the car park).

Donation: £3 (suggested)

Owen Raybould will guide us for our third foraging event. The walk will take around two hours and will include part of the river, some meadows and the town itself. Previous walks have been highly informative and enjoyable!

http://www.meetup.com/Worcestershire-Foraging-and-Wild-Edibles/