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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Kent Fruit Picking - 10th July

Hewitts farm nr Knockholt railway station
Meet 9am at the farm gates

Want to make jam or freeze fruit for other occasions? We are venturing out of the city for an early morning fruit picking session.

Hewitts pick your own farm near Knockholt train station in Kent about 30 mins from Charing Cross. Expect raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries plus whatever else is ripe! There are some veggies too. It gets very busy with coach trips by 10.30ish so we are opting for an early start.

Travel - take the 8.15am from Charing Cross...the farm is about 10 to 15 mins walk from Knockholt station. Adult ticket costs £10 return or less with a travel card. remember there are other reductions from group save if 3 or more people travel together or check if someone has a season ticket for shared savings on the goldcard offers. And accompanying children can travel for £1 on group save.

We plan to meet at Hewitts farm gate at 9am, yes it is an early start and picking fruit is quite pleasant early in the day before it heats up.

The farm provides baskets and if you are travelling by train consider bringing some tupperware boxes for easy handling.

If anyone is planning to travel by car from central london/south London/anywhere on the south circular then email Carrie/Claude at londonwestendwi@googlemail.com to coordinate lifts. Carrie & Claude are travelling via West Norwood and Honor Oak, so there is room for 2 more in the car if you can arrange to be on that route between 7.45 & 8.15am (whatever happened to a Sat morning lie in?). Carrie will bring flasks & stove for tea-making! Bring a mid morning snack or lunch if you plan to stay longer.

Contact Carrie via the above email address to let her know if you plan to come along.

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