Can't believe how long it is since I updated this site. What a disgrace! All the people in the know tell you that you must post regularly... blame the VATman (why not?). We've been busier than last year too :), helped along by the good weather and the copious number of bank holidays. Lots of coach parties popping in, and the school visits are picking up now too - have to keep the little darlings off the cider, but we do have a selection of quality, pocket-money priced knick-knacks - animal pens & pencils, books, wooden magnifying glasses, clockwork butterflies & caterpillars to mention a few.
So we're on the countdown to the busy season now, with the first fruit celebration day on Sunday 26th, 'Berries and Beyond'. Tasters of different summer fruits, tractor trailer rides and of course our own cider, juice and fruit wines to sample in the TP. No charge for this event! The first big festival of the season is the Cherry one on the 9th & 10th July. Although you pay to go in to the big festivals you never pay to come in to the marketplace, so if you only have an hour or so to spare it's still worth popping along, we'll have things going on in the Marketplace and in Grow on festival days! Then make a date in your diary for 'Sample-Cider Sunday' on August 7th - we'll have up to 20 Kentish ciders and perrys on offer outside the shop (weather-permitting! If it's lousy we'll be inside the shop, and it will be very cosy ...) as well as some of the producers themselves on hand to offer tastings and impart some of their very extensive knowledge about making the stuff! We'll have some appropriate musical entertainment (anyone have a hotline to the Wurzels?) and there'll be food and drink available. No charge for entry to this one either! Long hot Summer?? Bring it on ...