Abundance Damson Harvest

A bountiful harvest of damsons were collected by a group from Abundance South Lakes in the first week of September  in the Lyth Valley. Seven of us, lead by Bob Bradley from the South Lakes Orchard Group, spent a few sociable hours up ladders picking fruit from some 100 year old trees in a beautful orchard on a farm near the Gilpin Bridge.

Damsons from the Lyth Valley are puported to have the finest flavour in England and are wonderful to cook with! They are available to buy frozen from the Damson Association. The trees grow well in the limestone soils and particular climatic conditions of this area. The original use for damsons in this area was for dyeing.

You are welcome to join us for the next Abundance event which will be a harvest of wild apples in the Kendal area on Saturday 24 October. (Details below) These apples will be juiced on our stall the following Saturday at the Birdcage 11am-3pm for the Kendal Festival of Food. Bring your apples along to be juiced or sample ours!

Saturday 24th October 11am – 3pm

Abundance – Wild Harvest – FREE- Come along with us as we hunt down the wild apple tress growing in and around Kendal and harvest them for our own use and for the apple day the following weekend.  Meet at Kendal Library at 11am. Contact Lorna on  tsl.abundance [at] googlemail.com  or 07871651509

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