So Harvest is Over …

Cider apple tree shaking by Pat Strauss

So harvest is over ! Our Summer family of pickers are mostly homeward bound after a very busy and lucrative time here. They go home to their communities hoping for good snow as many of them work in the ski business in the winter. They were a good crew and we hope we will see most of them next year. Continue reading “So Harvest is Over …”

Local is the word at Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery

We are very lucky in Ledbury and District to have some super places to eat – a view confirmed by entries on Trip Advisor. What is more, most of these feature food and drink products from the local district.

When Jo Stephens took on the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery just over 2 years ago she realised the importance of using local produce. “People appreciate good quality food from local sources and our regular customers recognise that local sourced food means keeping money in the local economy.” Continue reading “Local is the word at Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery”

Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 14th and 15th October 2017

Herefordshire has plenty of reasons to celebrate English apples, orchards and cider and the annual Big Apple weekend offers a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside on the Marcle Ridge. The event is based on nine venues in and around Much Marcle – and cider and perry making will be in full swing at seven of them! Continue reading “Big Apple Harvestime celebrations 14th and 15th October 2017”

Castle Fruit Farm Harvest 2017 – Part 2

Putting away the plum conveyor belt for another year

Harvest is half way through ! The plums have all been picked and packed and sold, the conveyor was put into storage and a cheer went up from Mr B and Damian our packhouse manager. It has been a good year but as you may have noticed Autumn came early. The chill was in the morning air by August 8th and this hastened all fruit into ripeness. Clive and the teams worked long hard hours to get the plums in and now the apples are following fast and earlier than usual. The packhouse worked hard to pack and despatch 147 tons of plums. Continue reading “Castle Fruit Farm Harvest 2017 – Part 2”