This coming weekend, August 17th and 18th should have been our Plum Weekend. As we have no plums this year, we are having to cancel this event.
Sadly there are very few plums this year so we won’t be opening until the apples are ready which will be mid August. Apples are more abundant though not in the quantities we have had in recent years. The frost didn’t affect the orchard – it was the cold winds from the east. Hope to see you later in the summer.
Paul and Margaret at Walsgrove Farm send you Christmas greetings. Whatever you are doing today, we wish you happiness and good health. Your custom throughout the season has been much appreciated and it has been good to see so many of you again this year.
For the next few weeks, we will feature two apples per week which we hope you will like. They will be at a special price of 40p/lb (88p/kg).
Madresfield Court – crisp and juicy with a Cox like flavour
Falstaff – crisp, juicy and sweet
This week we are open –
Monday and Tuesday noon – 6pm
Wednesday – closed
Thursday and Friday noon – 6pm
Saturday 10 – 5pm
Sunday 10 – 5pm
We will be open Monday – Friday this week noon-6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Lots of apples available. Sadly no plums.
Look at the Local Events page if you live nearby or are planning a holiday here. New things happening at The Woodpecker!
Thank you to all who came to our Apple Day yesterday. Opening times this week are rather limited.
Today – Sunday 14th we will be open from noon – 5pm
Monday 15th we will be closed all day
Tuesday 16th open 11am – 1pm
Wednesday open11am – 2pm
Thursday 11am – 6pm
Friday 11am – 5pm
Plums are now over but we still have lots of apples in many varieties.
The apples are all picked ready for tomorrow’s Apple Day and there are over 50 varieties for you to try. We are open 9 – 5pm
In addition The Cameraderie Camera Club is holding an exhibition in The Woodpecker from 2 – 5pm. This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will be favourable but come along anyway!!
Monday – Friday open 11am – 6pm
Saturday is our apple day and we will be open 9am – 5pm
The Cameraderie Camera Club is holding an exhibition in The Woodpecker from 2 – 5pm on Saturday. Free of charge with light refreshments.
We still have Cropper plums and a wide range of apples both picked and PYO.
This will probably be the last week for plums. We still have the Cropper variety ready picked or PYO.
Apples are now plentiful, both for PYO and ready picked.
This week’s opening times –
Monday 1st October 11.30am – 6pm
Tuesday 2nd October to Friday 5th October 11am – 6pm
Saturday 6th October 9am – 5pm
CLOSED ON SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER
We are looking forward to our apple day on Saturday October 13th when we anticipate about 50 varieties of apple to be available for you to try. We will also have our apple press in action. If you would like to bring the equivalent of up two carrier bags of your own apples and are happy to cut them up when you get here, we’d be able to juice them for you. Bring your own clean containers. Juice only lasts for three days in the fridge but I see no reason why you couldn’t freeze it.
Otherwise there’s always our juice you can taste and buy if you like it!
Damsons are now finished. They have been incredibly popular this year.
Plums are coming to an end but we’ll still have some for another week. The high winds have stripped some trees but others have escaped.
Apple varieties available are increasing nearly daily. Cox in particular are a good size and a very good condition this year, as are the bramleys.
We have our Macmillan Coffee Morning this coming Saturday so why not combine fruit buying with coffee and cake?
Opening times this week are slightly different from normal. They are –
Monday 11am – 6pm
Tuesday 1pm – 6pm
Wednesday to Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11.30am – 6pm