We are delighted to announce that our Elderflower Harvest officially begins on Tuesday 1st June. We hope to see you all soon!
The 2021 drop off points for elderflower are as follows. Please note the differing opening times, they are not yet open.
Belvoir Farm, Barkestone Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0DH
OPEN FROM 1st JUNE, Open Mon – Sat inclusive. 2 – 6pm. Closed on Sundays.
Please bring your elderflower on the same day of picking or it becomes brown and unusable. No stalks please
Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ (off the A1/A47 junction at Wansford)
OPEN FROM 1st JUNE, Open Mon – Sat inclusive. 2.30 – 5pm. Closed on Sundays.
We weigh your elderflower at the drop off point and reward with £2.70 cash per kilo.
Social distancing protocol will be practised at all sites with clear signage to indicate the two-metre rule and a one-way system for drop-off and payment. Helpers will be present throughout to guide and advise you.
Now more than ever we know the importance of staying safe, so we’ve pulled together a guide to help you pick elderflower safely:
We recommend some good walking shoes and long trousers to protect yourself from nettles. Then just grab a good-sized, reusable bag and head for the hedgerows.
Of course, we only encourage you to pick from private land, where permission has been obtained both for them to be there and to pick the elderflowers.
Please follow the countryside code when picking which can be found here.
Please trust that with our Countryside Stewardship membership and modern farming practices, we always work hard to put back at least as much as we take when harvesting from the hedgerows.
So, take the opportunity to get outdoors, to exercise and to pocket some cash, all at the same time.
We look forward to seeing you soon!