Just a reminder that it is our plum weekend coming up. Paul will be giving his orchard tours at 11am, 2pm and 4pm on the Saturday and 1pm on the Sunday.
You may find the following article interesting. It has appeared in the Evesham Journal and The Worcester News this week.
We have just appeared in the Worcester Evening News talking about our journey at Walsgrove so far and our Pictures, Plums and Pimms event on August 19 and 20.
The festival will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday with orchard tours at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. It will be open from 11am to 5.30pm on Sunday with an orchard tour at 1pm. Pimms will be served at the Woodpecker from 3pm and all donations will go to White Ladies Aston Church roof fund as well as Macmillan Cancer Support.
This week’s opening times are –
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August- 11am – 6pm
Tuesday 16th – Friday 18th 10am – 5pm
We now have PYO Edwards and Victorias – £1/lb (£2.20/kg) as well as Purple and Yellow Pershores 70p/lb (£1,54 / kg)
Apples – none to PYO yet. Ready picked – George Cave; Epicure; Katy – some apples are few in numbers this year.
Bramleys are just starting.
Damsons – will be ready probably next w/e.
Next Saturday and Sunday is our Plum Weekend. More details to follow in the next few days eg times for Paul’s walking talks round the orchard. Don’t forget that there will be an Art Exhibition all weekend in The Woodpecker, with the Pictures, Plums and Pimm’s event on the Sunday afternoon from 3 – 5.30pm, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and our local church.
Victorias are plentiful but no PYO yet.
Purple and Yellow Pershores now 70p lb (£1.54 / kg) PYO; £1 lb (£2.20 / kg) ready picked.
Belles PYO and ready picked though coming to their end.
Excalibur ready picked.
Cooking apples should be ready soon.
Opening Times –
Wednesday 9th August 11am-5pm
Thursday 10th August 10am – 6pm
Friday 11th August 11am – 6pm
Saturday 12th August 10am – 5pm
Sunday 13th August 10 – 5pm
Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th. This year we are combining this with an art exhibition in the Woodpecker. The Cameraderie Camera Club will be displaying their pictures on both days and the Spetchley Artists will be joining them on the Sunday. Open 10 – 6pm on the Saturday and 11 – 5.30pm on the Sunday with Pimm’s being served that day from 3pm. It is free with donations gratefully received for Macmillan Cancer Support and White Ladies Aston Church.
There will be further details about orchard tours on those days nearer the time.
This season is proving to be all over the place! We already have some Victorias and more trees will be ready to pick each day now.
Prices for today and in to next week are –
Purple and Yellow Pershores -10lbs (4.5kgs) ready picked £10;
£1.50 per lb (£3.30/kg)) and PYO 90p lb (£1.98/kg)
Swans £1.50 lb (£3.30/kg) No PYO
Czars PYO 50p lb (£1.10/kg) Ready picked £1 lb (£2.20/kg)
Victorias £1.75 lb (£3.85/kg) – no PYO until middle of next week
We currently are picking the following plums –
Czars, Swans (both sweet eaters), Purple Pershores and Yellow Pershores.
The only apple ready so far is Beauty of Bath (rather sharp).
Runner beans and rhubarb are both also available.
We will be open –
Friday 4th August 10 – 5pm
Saturday 5th August 10 – 5pm
Sunday 6th August 10 – 5pm
Monday 7th August 11 – 6pm
Tuesday 8th August 11 – 6pm
Further update will be posted at the beginning of next week
Prolific plums have now finished and opals are coming to an end. Czars are now ready as are Swans.
Opening times this week are –
Saturday 29th July – 11-6pm
Sunday 30th July – 10 – 6pm
Monday 31st July – 11 – 6pm
Tuesday 1st August – 10 – 6pm
Wednesday 2nd August – 11 – 6pm
Thursday 3rd August – 10 – 6pm
A further update will be posted mid week for Friday and beyond as we’ll have a clearer idea then about which varieties will be available.
We will be open
11-2pm Saturday 22nd July
10-3pm Tuesday 25th July
10-2pm Wednesday 26th July
9-3pm Friday 28th July
11-6pm Saturday 29th July
Opals and Prolifics are ready to PYO or buy ready picked. We will be open this week Wednesday – Friday, 11am-4pm