Saturday 17th August from 1000-1600 at
Home Farm, Great Green, Thrandeston, Suffolk, IP21 4BL.
This event was supposed to happen on 10th August but has been RESCHEDULED due to a severe weather warning – high winds.
Drop in any time to see a display of plums, gages, damsons and other stone fruits, cobnuts and filberts, and bring any of your plums or cobnuts you would like identified.
If you do decide to bring some fruit for display we would like at least 5 examples of ripe, (preferably not over-ripe) fruit or nut clusters with their stalks and a small twig with some leaves; we would also value knowing what you do with the fruit or nuts – eat raw or cooked for example – and a photograph of the tree is always helpful. In the case of cobnuts they will still be green, but in mid-August the kernel should be fully grown, and edible as a green nut, which was always one way in which they were sold in the past. You can always keep early fruit in a refrigerator if you think they won’t make it to the day.
Food Historian and Cook Monica Askay will be there with an opportunity to taste a range of plums, gages, and cobnuts. There is also an opportunity to walk a 1.3km permissive footpath (dogs welcome but on a lead, please) round this part of the farm (which features a 12 year old orchard).
This event is in and around one of Orchard East’s Co-Chair Paul Read’s barns, with parking close by in the nearby field (and with portaloo). The post code in Satnav should bring you to the parking field gate entrance, and there will be notices along the lane.
Hope to see as many of you there as possible!
All the best, Howard Project Manager Orchards East School of History
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