Elderflower Harvest 2018

Elderflower Harvest 2018

We need your Picking Power!

After a challenging winter the sun has finally put his hat on and come out to share in the good times of Summer, and with him he brings an abundance of Elderflower.

So get ready as we are calling you to kindly roll up your sleeves and take to the English hedgerows to help us pick another bumper crop of Elderflowers, so that we may continue to make you your lovely Elderflower Cordial and Elderflower Pressé.

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Some simple but important things to know…

We pay £2.50 per kilo, for your lovely Elderflower. We like elderflower heads, so no stalks please, and they need to be fresh so please deliver the flowers on the same day you picked them because they go brown very quickly and become unusable.

You’ll need…

All you need is a bin bag to put the flowers in and some good walking boots. We advise you to wear long trousers so you don’t get stung by nasty nettles.

Where & when to take the flowers…

Belvoir Fruit Farms – Open: 29th May until all the flowers are gone…
Barkestone Lane
Bottesford
NG13 0DH
Opening 7 days a week, Mon-Sun, 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre – Open: 1st June until the flowers have all gone...
Thornhaugh
Peterborough
PE8 6HJ
(Off the A1/ A47 juction at Wansford)
Opening 7 days a week, Mon-Sun, 2.30pm to 5pm

Swarkestone Nursery – Open: 6th June until the flowers have all gone…
Lowes Lane
Swarkestone
Derbyshire
DE73 7GQ
Opening 5 days a week, Weds-Sun, 3pm to 5pm 

Thaymar Ice Cream – Open: 6th June until the flowers have all gone…
Haughton Park Farm
Nr Bothamsall
Retford
DN22 8DB
Opening 5 days a week, Weds-Sun, 3pm to 5pm

THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE:

When picking, do not pick from public places, e.g. church yards, and only pick from land with permission; please respect the countryside code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Keep to the public footpaths in fields where crops are growing
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
  • Consider other people
  • Seek permission from landowners where applicable

Click here for more information on the countryside code.

If you need any further info please don’t hesitate to call:

+44 (0)1476 870 286

 

*if you collect 5kg/hour

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