Thursday, September 14, 2023

New - Fruit Gleaning Project

As some of you may know, we've been involved in setting up a fruit gleaning project with Herefordshire Food Alliance. The aim is to make use of fruit which is not harvested for various reasons. There are two locations for the project, one Ledbury based and one Hereford based. Details are as follows.


 1st October - Ledbury picking day 11-3. Sites in and around Ledbury. Meeting point TBC.

6th October - Hereford Picking day, Lower House Farm Herefordshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Cock of Tupsley, HR1 1UT. 11-3

8th October - Ledbury preserving and community cooking day, preserving the harvest for Ledbury Food Bank at Pot and Page community hub 11-3

14th October - Hereford preserving and community cooking day at the Living Room. 11-3 


Lunch provided on each day, please bring your own mug for soup on the picking days as we won't have kitchen facilities available to us!


Transport to venues:


Picking days are at rural locations.

We will be hiring the community bus in Ledbury to go to the picking locations, picking up point TBC.

 Lower House Farm Orchard is accessible by public transport with the 420, 469 and 476 from Hereford bus station stopping at the Cock of Tupsley pub, a 10 minute walk from the orchard. There is also a car park for those coming by car. We are also hoping to hire the Hereford community bus for those without transport and to bring the apples back to the Living Room in the afternoon. We will set off from The Living Room at 10.30.


The processing days are in central town or city locations and we encourage the use of public transport where possible, however there are large car parks nearby if coming by car.


Please contact Ruth Pullan 07951399176 or to register as a volunteer. We need to know numbers so we can make arrangements for refreshments on each day and to have enough equipment available.


If any volunteers have fruit, particularly in Ledbury, we could pick as part of the 1st October date if a large quantity or they are welcome to bring smaller amounts to the Pot and Page date on the 8th.



These promise to be fun events which will also help the community. The produce from the Ledbury event is destined to go to our Food Bank. Thanks to a grant obtained by HFA, they have a new freezer.


If you know of anyone who might be interested, please share this information with them.


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