Despite the lack of rain, the plums and apples are coming along well and we are likely to be open for business before the end of July so watch this space! In the current climate, we are having to make a few changes to how we operate to ensure things run smoothly and safely and we’ll share these with you nearer the time.
We have a Zoom Auction on Friday 3rd July at 8pm to raise money for our local church so if you want to join us and bid for a cream tea for 2 in the orchard (two available) or a Walsgrove hamper, just let me know!! Catalogues of lots will be emailed on Wednesday 1st July
Hi, It has been a while since I last posted anything. Last year was a non event. We didn’t open our little shop at all and just about had enough fruit to fill our freezer. This year things are looking a lot better. The fruit has set well but will we be able to sell it? Who knows what the situation will be by the end of July but we are hoping for the best. The blossom has been lovely and the orchard is looking great – we have had plenty of time to tend to it! We hope that you are all keeping well and look forward to seeing you later in the year.
The apples have been hit nearly as badly as the plums. There are a few on some trees and though we are not opening our shop, if you want to check availability beforehand, we’re happy to serve you if we know in advance that you are coming.
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.
Madresfield Court (left) Falstaff (right)
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!!