Elderflower Harvest 2017

Elderflower Harvest 2017

We need your Picking Power!
It’s that time of year again when we kindly ask you to 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 naturally lovely Elderflower Cordial and Elderflower Pressé. We will be opening our doors at five Picking Stations this year, from Wednesday 24th May, and look forward to welcoming you and your floral bounty…

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Some simple but important things to know…

We pay £2.10 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
Open MON-SAT, 2.30pm to 6.30pm, from Wednesday 24th May; until the flowers have all gone!

Barkestone Lane
Bottesford
NG13 0DH

At the Belvoir Fruit Farms site only, we will run a weekly Biggest Bagger competition; the person who has picked the most Elderflowers will win £100!

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre
Open MON-SAT, 3.30pm to 5.00pm, from Wednesday 24th May; until the flowers have all gone!

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

Swarkestone Nursery
Open MON-SAT, 3.30pm to 5.00pm, from Wednesday 24th May; until the flowers have all gone!
Lowes Lane
Swarkestone
Derbyshire
DE73 7GQ

Thaymar Ice Cream
Open MON-SAT, 3.30pm to 5.00pm, from Wednesday 24th May; until the flowers have all gone!
Haughton Park Farm
Nr Bothamsall
Retford
DN22 8DB

DC Williamson Ltd
Open MON-SAT, 3.30pm to 5.00pm, from Wednesday 24th May; until the flowers have all gone!
Barn Farm
Wix Road
Bradfield
Manningtree
CO11 2UX

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

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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