31 October 2012

Foraging Walk

Ross Bentley reporter for the EADT:
Members of Transition Sudbury and District braved the sleet and cold
to learn about the forgotten art of foraging at the weekend.
The educational event was held at Tiger Hill nature reserve near
Assington and was hosted by reserve warden Nick Miller.
He said: ““People are unlikely to survive purely on foraging, it’s
more of a hobby. But knowing about the properties of plants and trees
can greatly enhance a walk.”
This time of year wild mushrooms come into their own and 2012 has been
particularly good for fungi compared with the dry autumns we’ve
experienced of late. Puffballs, parasols and blewits are just some of
the locally-found fungi that can be taken home for dinner.
But Mr Miller has a word of warning for would-be foragers preparing to
head out into the wilds.
“There are a number of toxic mushrooms out there and my rule is if you
are uncertain don’t eat it. The problem is you can easily get it
wrong. For example, there is a type of mushroom, which is
poisonous, that resembles the field mushroom, which you can eat. And

telling the two apart can be difficult.”
A big thank you to Nick for his time and knowledge.

Photo by Phil Morley, EADT.  (see the  EADT website for full report)





24 October 2012

Apple Pressing Day




Folk came from far and wide with their bags of apples for pressing and took home containers filled with beautiful juice. The Transition Group apple press is available for hire by groups and individuals, contact Jane Hatton (seen here directing operations).




18 October 2012

Foraging Walk MUST BOOK PLACE

A guided Foraging Walk has been organised starting at 10.30am on Saturday 27th October at Tiger Hill Nature Reserve, postcode CO8 5BW.  
Directions: From Assington, opposite Arger Fen, turn right through the gate with white sign. Parking available on grass.
Children welcome and well behaved dogs on leads.
Please feel free to bring any foraged items you might have to discuss and any donations will be split between Tiger Hill and the Transition group.
Places are limited, to book please contact Jane Hatton on 01787 468634.

Apple Day

Don't forget Wheldon's Farm Store Apple Day this Saturday 10-5pm.

Lots happening, should be a good day.

See the link  for full details http://www.wheldonsfruitfarm.co.uk/news.php

28 September 2012

Foraging map

Time to 'fess up to your favourite foraging spots to add onto the new foraging map (bottom of the page). Don't pick all my walnuts! Leave them as a comment and I'll add them to the map.

If you can't see the map click here   http://tinyurl.com/foragingmap

Sudbury Common Lands Walk






Adrian Walters, Ranger at the Common Lands leading an excellent walk. A foraging walk at Tiger Hill is planned for 27th October, more details soon.

Sudbury Farmers Market



Every month the church is filled with a whole range of delicious, fresh produce and whether it has been brewed, baked, butchered or harvested nothing will have travelled further than 30 miles to be at the market.

The range of produce is fantastic and includes home baked fresh bread, local pork, beef, lamb & game, homemade cakes & pies, fantastic fruit & vegetables, local apple juice, locally grown cut flowers and an extensive range of garden plants. There is a small number of high quality, locally made crafts and a great café run by the Sudbury based charity, The Bridge Project.

Held on the last Friday, monthly from 9.30am until 2pm 

30th November
14th December

St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury

Contact Justine Paul for further information on 07704627973

justine@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

27 September 2012

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds


Apple Pressing Day

 
APPLE PRESSING DAY

Thursday 18th October 2012
10.30am to 1.30pm

Outside St Peter’s Church Market Hill, Sudbury

Bring your apples (max 10kg per person) and a container and get them pressed free of charge – donations welcome
 


Any queries contact Jane Hatton on 01787 468634 

Transition Sudbury & District is led by the Sudbury Market Town 
Partnership and is supported by the Suffolk Foundation “Greenest County” fund, the “Transforming Suffolk” fund, Waitrose Sudbury, The Mill Hotel, Sudbury Town Council and SB Surveyors

15 September 2012

Swap Shop

Browsing for free goodies
They came, they brought, they left with other stuff.
Next Swap Shop to be held in the Spring at St. Johns Methodist Church Sudbury.