Elderflower Harvest 2016/17

Elderflower Harvest 2016/17

Picking Power! You’ve done it again lovely folk of the English hedgerow, another bumper crop of floral bounty harvested so that we may make you your naturally delicious Elderflower Cordial. Thank you for all your efforts; for it has been a tough season, of wind, rain and a bit of sunshine, conquered. All Picking Stations are now closed for another year; see you in 2017!

Some simple but important things to know…

We pay £2 per kilo. 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 nettles.

Where & when to take the flowers…

Belvoir Fruit Farms – CLOSED
Barkestone Lane
Bottesford
NG13 0DH

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre – CLOSED
On the A47 nr. the A1
PE8 6HJ

Swarkestone Nursery – CLOSED
Lowes Lane
Swarkestone
Derbyshire
DE73 7GQ

THE COUNTRYSIDE CODE:

When picking, do not pick from public places, eg. 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

Visit countrysideaccess.gov.uk for more information on the countryside code.

If you need any further info please don’t hesitate to call:
+44 (0)1476 870 286

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