Saturday 17th August from 1000-1600 at Home Farm, Great Green, Thrandeston, Suffolk, IP21 4BL. Everyone welcome.
This event was supposed to happen on 10th August but has been RESCHEDULED due to a severe weather warning – high winds.
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.
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.
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).
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.
to see as many of you there as possible!
All the best, Howard Project Manager Orchards East School of History
21 March, University of East Anglia, Norwich, at 6pm:
Join Tom Williamson at University of East Anglia’s School of History for a fascinating update on Orchards East’s research and discoveries so far, drawing upon fantastic work undertaken by our volunteer surveyors and historical researchers. Come along to share the latest thinking on orchards in the East of England – and to find out how you too can get involved!
Many thanks to the
STWN and the Woodland Trust for the parcel of trees which were
delivered in mid December. We have made good use of them here in
I planted 21 one of
them at the top of a rather exposed bank and path called Pask’s Path
which leads from the village to the village Millennium Wood (owned by
the Woodland Trust but planted and managed by the village).
We also planted some in a new cemetery we have created in the village.
A few of the others I have potted on for future use around the village.
John Kemp, Tree warden for Hartest parish in Babergh