Today I collected a load of windfall pears from the garden as well as damsons and some veg. A lot of the pears where quite small but or a bit bruised but fine for chopping up and making jam.
I collected some blackberries from the garden as well and then Jack and I set off out to collect some more. There is a really good place that is easy walking distance from our house. Do miss all the elderberries from our old garden, there don’t seem to be that many elder trees here. In Grimsby they were everywhere, same for rowan. Though there is a huge amount of what look like tiny red and orangy plums nearby, some tye of damson maybe? and a few apple trees too.
I have used about half of the blackberries and the pears today making blackberry and pear and blackberry and banana jams and a gluten free pear and polenta cake.
Yesterday we took a trip to the market in Guildford as part of our history/geography project. I found a couple of videos on the BBC learning zone about local food and one was about the farmers market in Guildford. That is not here until next month but we have the weekly market on Friday and Saturday which has some good stalls. I gave Jack £5 and let him chose what to buy and buy it. Grapes was a definite on his list (as always!) and he also bought raspberries, apples and bananas.