21 October 2013


Horrible but thought provoking.

20 October 2013

Apple Pressing

Miserable weather but a good turnout of people with bagfuls of lovely apples for pressing. Sophie Wheldon from Wheldons Fruit Farm was with us and did a wonderful job identifying mystery apples. They have their own Apple Day next Saturday. Had a good writeup in the EADT and another local paper was there so fingers crossed.

Mystery red fleshed apple the stumped Sophie

Two people needed even with a little person turning the handle

Red apples made the tastiest and prettiest juice of the day

14 October 2013

What to Forage in October - Walnuts

Not all walnuts are created equal

 There is a house in Melford Road ( just past the vets) with a huge box of walnuts for sale at 50p a bag. There are also some for sale in the health food shop. The trouble with making a map of good foraging spots is people seem to be using it! Having to buy walnuts is outrageous.

Swap Shop

Chelmsford Local Food Market

7 October 2013

Farmers Market Pop Up Shop

Just received this from Suffolk Market Events (who run our fabulous farmers market).

For Eight Weeks Only!

Our Pop Up Producers Shop will open every Tuesday & Thursday from October 22nd

At Kersey Mill, Suffolk, IP7 6DP

Our Pop Up Producers Shop is going to be more than just a shop. As well as selling some of the very best local produce, all made by small scale producers within 50 miles of Kersey, we will also bring in the producer!

Every Tuesday one of our invited producers will be holding  FREE demonstrations all about cooking the food you love to eat. Plus we'll have a fantastic Pop Up Tea/Coffee Shop courtesy of Hope & Glorious Vintage which means slabs of good cake will be on the menu too!

Below are details of the first two weeks and there's lots more to follow! We are asking people to book a slot so if either (or both!) of  these take your fancy, please contact Suffolk Market Events and we'll reserve you a space, all free of charge. The actual demos will take place at 12pm and 2pm and they will last about 30 minutes.

Tuesday October 22nd
Duncan Parry, Chef & Founder of Stour Valley Smokery
Preparing a sumptuous Christmas Eve Smoked Platter using tapenades, olives & smoked salmon.
Either arrive at 11am for a special 2 for 1 offer on mid morning coffee & cake followed by a 30 minute demo and then enjoy the delights of Duncan's Smoked Platter or arrive at 2pm for the demo followed by tastings before enjoying a delicious Cream Tea 2 for 1 offer.

Tuesday October 29th
Carl Shillingford, chef, forager & owner of Seasonal Suffolk
This a real treat! If you have ever wondered what foraging is all about then here's your chance to find out. Arrive at Kersey Mill at 9am when you can join Carl on a morning forage (and you can have a special peek inside the mill). At 11am you can have morning coffee and cake (2 for 1 offer) before Carl shows you how to make delicious mushroom pate using your foraged finds.
If you would prefer not to do the walk then just arrive at 2pm for a second demo and treat yourself to afternoon tea instead!

These are just for starters! Over the next eight weeks we will be preparing fresh game, making choux pastry and Christmas puddings, tasting wines and weaving willow and it's all free of charge! All you need to do is contact Suffolk Market Events to book your place and then turn up!

Come along, meet the producers, taste some gorgeous food, learn something new and even eat cake!!