It is the first time that the Club has entered the famous "The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show" in London and they came away with a bronze medal, which was a great achievem
Gorsehill Abbey St Oswald Cheese is a Supreme Champion
Michael and Diane Stacey of Gorsehill Abbey Farm near Broadway took the Supreme Champion at the Three Counties Cheese and Dairy Produce Competition with their St Oswald cheese. St Oswald is a small rind washed cheese which becomes richer, stronger and more aromatic as it ages.
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July will see the 19th Cotswold Show take place at Cirencester Park.
This year's show will feature displays from groups such as the Royal Corps of Signals White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team and the Cheshire Dog Display Team.
In every respect it has been a busy time for Ebrington WI. In mid-April they served a traditional tea for a group of American ladies, all of whom were educationalist visiting England to research the WI movement which is unlike anything they have in the States. In addition to enjoying the countryside, they had spent two days visiting NFWI headquarters and Denman College.
2nd June - 3rd June The Almonry Museum Evesham
Featuring Medieval Medicine and Surgery, Merrie England Re-Enactment Group, Ministrel Music and Court Dancing,
On Saturday evening the "Exile Buskers" an Irish/English Folk music band will be playing in the Market Place with a pig Roast.
Strong Cheddar Cheese, Crusty Bread and Shallots will be served in the Cider Bar on both days and there will also be free entry to the Almonry Museum on both afternoons
(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)
April has brought the commencement of the fourth season, which, after a very wet period in early March, has seen the allotments dry out to the extreme on the surface. Twelve plots are in use by the co-operative, leaded by a growing number of participants, each receiving fresh vegetables and flowers for their efforts - payment in kind on a sharing basis. A portion of the produce is given to various inhabitants of Mickleton, just for the pleasure of giving.
May 27-June 3 2007 Asparagus Festival, Fleece Inn, Bretforton,
Events include an asparagus auction, farmer's market, morris dancing, Children's asparagus trail, fairy grotto,craft fair,silver band and displays of asparagus artifacts. Samuel Pepys loved it and Shakespeare has a passing affection for it (so they say).
Asparagus is ready in the Vale of Evesham. Crisp, tasty asparagus stems are ready to be bundled, steamed,drizzled with melted butter and served simply at all the local pubs and restaurants. There is nothing like it and because the season is so short make sure that you get your fill.
We have our own small patch of Asparagus at Little Gidding ,which we started to cut two weeks ago, but if you come and stay with us in May we will send you to the best local suppliers to ensure that you buy it and eat it fresh. Also see the article on the Fleece Asparagus Festival on our events page.