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 – TODAY (Monday 25th June 2018) is our last day before closing!
Barkestone Lane
Bottesford
NG13 0DH
Opening 7 days a week, Mon-Sun, 2.30pm to 6.30pm

N.B. If picking directly from our plantations here in the Vale of Belvoir, please note that they are all Organic and so all pickings need to be put into a green bag to differentiate them; these bags are available to pick up from Belvoir Fruit Farms HQ or in the orange boxes at the sites themselves where our Farm Manager refreshes stocks of them daily. Maps to our plantations can be down loaded here:

Map 1 

Map 2

N.B. There are only Elderflower plantations in the Vale of Belvoir, all other picking stations welcome Elderflower gathered from the local hedgerows.

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre – CLOSED until 2019 Harvest!

Thornhaugh
Peterborough
PE8 6HJ
(Off the A1/ A47 juction at Wansford)

Swarkestone Nursery – CLOSED until 2019 Harvest!

Lowes Lane
Swarkestone
Derbyshire
DE73 7GQ

Thaymar Ice Cream – CLOSED until 2019 Harvest!

Haughton Park Farm
Nr Bothamsall
Retford
DN22 8DB

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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