Those of you who live in Faversham may know we have quite a THING for locally grown fruit, our sister companies MightyFineThings & Coxy’s Drinks make fruit infused vinegars, Shrubs & Liqueurs & we’ve won numerous Great Taste Award stars for our intensely fruity products.
We love local cherries & hate to see anything go to waste so when we heard there was a bit of a Lockdown cherry crush up at Brogdale Collections we made sure we took as many boxes as we could off their hands.
We also shared the message via our social media, so that as many individuals as possible made their way to the Tiddly Pomme shop where the cherries are for sale.
Like many local attractions Brogdale has been hit hard by the Covid restrictions & has had to cancel several events. This has really affected them in terms of income and, more urgently right now it means it’s made it harder for them to get their fruit crops to the general public. During June & July they have had about 300 varieties of cherries ripening!
The good news is that Brogdale are now able to once again run pre-booked Orchard tours (see their website for tickets), they are also resuming their courses & workshops with reduced numbers of participants to allow for social distancing.
So far we’ve made;
- Beetroot, Red Cabbage & Brogdale Cherry Ferment
- Brogdale Cherry compote
- Salted Brogdale Cherries
- Brogdale Cherry Vinegar
- Coxy's 'Cherry Aid' (Brogdale Cherry Gin, Brandy and non alcoholic shrub).
Much of this will be available from Macknade Faversham next week and the Cherry Aid will be on sale from Brogdale Collections very soon too