Vibrant and colourful, Mayfest was once again a great day out for all the family, with Morris Dancers, Breton Dancers, music, food, stalls, displays and GIANTS!
Lots happening at the Horticultural Show this year, inside and out and down at the river…..
For the first time the Kit Hill group of the Cornwall Beekeepers Association had a stand at the Golberdon Horticultural Show on the 18th August. The display included bee identification, plants for bees and honey tasting. Geoff and Mary Hardman, (Chair and Secretary of Kit Hill CBKA respectively) cajoled passers-by to try honeys of six distinct flavours – all dependent on what the bees had foraged for. Dale Wood brought along his observation hive which proved very popular with visitors trying to spot the queen. Kit Hill Beekeepers can be contacted via the secretary Mary Hardman at email@example.com Continue reading
The hot weather is also a great excuse to eat more ice cream to stay cool!
Do you prefer a cone or tub, single or double scoop, sauce or no sauce? Whichever way you choose to eat your cool treat this summer, be sure to back British farming. Supporting the industry has never been more important, so what better way than to treat yourself than with a scoop of British dairy ice cream on a warm summer’s day!
Here are some local producers, many encourage site visits, so why not go explore them.
The summer holidays provide the perfect time to get out and about in your local area. You and your friends and family will be amazed by what you can find just a few steps from home. The British countryside is a working landscape of grazing livestock, growing crops and fruiting trees – it is where our food is produced. Filled with expansive green spaces, extensive woodland, water streams and rolling hills, the great outdoors is a giant adventure playground waiting to be explored.
To be in with a chance of winning £100 from Joules, download your free ‘Countryside Safari’ activity sheet and find out more about how British farmers protect wildlife and habitats on their farms, care for their animals and produce the food on our plates. Don’t forget to stay safe though, and follow the countryside code. > Activity sheet here https://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/assets/108870
Everybody has a skill… do YOU grow tasty fruit, perfect vegetables, perfect blooms? Do you enjoy baking or photography? Or are you handy with a needle and thread, or a paintbrush? Whatever your hobby, you could win a prize at the South Hill Horticultural Show on August 18th 2018.
This year we also have a Dog Show and a Duck Race, both organised by Callington Young Farmers Club, raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, show funds and Club funds.
PLUS a CAR BOOT SALE, Bring your items to sell or donate for us to sell, raising money for the Parish Hall Funds, a FIVER a pitch >> contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Ali 384544
Full details in the Show schedule – get yours here…
How many miles does your produce travel?
Callington Fresh Produce stall, The Beeches on South Hill Rd. inc plants and firewood www.facebook.com/callingtonfreshproduce
Callington Country Market, Wednesday mornings in the Scout Hut, COOP car park. Plus the Fish Man arrives at 8:30am and doesn’t stay long. Plus home-made foods, preserves, Chris Rounsevell meats and dairy products and other local crafts and goodies. facebook.com/Callington-Country-Market
Tamar Grow Local local food hub. Order Tuesday, deliver or collect Friday. Inc Fish, meats, great range of local produce http://www.tamarvalleyfoodhubs.org.uk
Dupath Farm Shop, Saltash Rd, Callington. Large bags of potatoes £6, worth splitting with your friends. http://www.dupathfarm.co.uk/farm-shop.php
Albaston Fresh Produce stall, just up from the Queens Head pub
Tamar View Fruiterers at Tamar View Nurseries, Saltash, good range, not all local. http://www.tamarviewfruiterers.co.uk/
Callington COOP https://www.co-operative.coop/
Callington Tesco https://www.tesco.com/
Riverford Organic veg boxes, home deliveries from Bodmin https://www.riverford.co.uk/
Trevallick’s farm shop & tea room, Pensilva, locally sourced and home-made produce http://www.trevallicks.com/
The Growing Project, Pensilva, past the shop on the right, stall on the road with fruit and veg.
1st Saturday of the Month 11- 2pm at The Carpenters Arms Metherell, April to October. Brunch and Produce Market with Tamar Grow Local
Local meat can be sourced from:
Grumpy Old Porkers on Haye Rd. Pork joints, sausages, hog roasts, events. http://www.grumpyoldporker.co.uk/
Phil Cole butcher at The Stable, Coombe, on Golberdon to South Hill Rd
Chris Rounsevell butchers shop, Caradon Town. https://www.chrisrounsevell.co.uk/
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Tamar Grow Local is 10 years old in 2017 Help them celebrate at some of the following events in October!
Wed 4th October – Honey Fair, Callington Come along to see live honey extraction demonstrations and enjoy a slice of honey cake. There’ll be honey on sale, details of bee-keeping courses and bee-keeping sundries for sale.
Thursday 5th October – Heralds of Spring Daffodil Conference, Tamar Valley Centre celebrating the 2017 Heritage Lottery funded daffodil project focusing on observation and identification of Tamar Valley daffodils. Share findings, hear daffodil experts, listen to oral histories and buy bulbs for the coming season. Free tickets available here
Thursday 5th October – Food & Farming Pub Quiz, The Carpenters Arms, Metherell Get your team together for the TGL quiz which is everything food, farming and the Tamar Valley. Swat up on your vegetables, plants, animals and current affairs to become our winning team! To book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01579) 208412 £2 per person with funds donated to the Grow, Share, Cook project.
Friday 6th October –Tamar Grow Local 10 year celebration, Tamar Valley Centre Join us for a day of talks and discussion from inspiring food projects and funders from across the UK. Speakers from Real Farming Trust, Plymouth City Council, Open Food Network UK and Tamar Grow Local and learning how these groups are working towards building a more sustainable food economy. Theere’s also a market gardening exhibition and a mini farmers market so you can stock up on goodies. Full details and tickets available here
The day is ticketed on a contribution scheme so please leave the free tickets for those who may not be able to meet the cost of attending. This event is not-for-profit, TGL are looking to meet the costs of providing lunch and speaker travel expenses. For further details, visit the website at www.tamargrowlocal.org
Saturday 7th October – Apple & Chilli Festival, Apple Pressing. Carpenters Arms, Metherell, 10am – 4pm Our monthly Brunch & Produce Market turns into a celebration of apples, chillies and Autumn produce in October. Bring your apples for pressing for a donation, Music from Robin Roper and over 25 varieties of chillies to try and buy!
Saturday 7th October – Foraging Walk, 2pm A circular walk introducing wild food foraging, identification of edible plants & how to create your own hedgerow salads. 2pm, £9, Meet at the Carpenters Arms. To book, please contact email@example.com
Check out the TGL sowing guide here http://www.tamargrowlocal.org/sites/default/files/vegetable-planting-planner.pdf
On Saturday 19th August 2017 the 58th South Hill Horticultural Show took to Golberdon Village Hall with 600 exhibits of cookery, vegetables, handicrafts, photographs, flowers and children’s entries from 62 exhibitors. It was great to see so many new faces enter and support the show on the day.
The weather held off which aided in a successful day. Callington Mayor and Town Portreeve Mark Smith presented the trophies to the many winners and Liam Hartley of Maders presented the gift of a wooden crafted pen to Mark at the start of the prize giving. The prize winners were as follows below:
- Committee Cup (Most points in show)- Brian Arthur
- K. J. Uglow Cup (Runner up)- Peggy Ede
- Cup third place most points- Judith Ayres
- Barbara Ede (New entrant, most points)- Chloe Coombe
- E.C. Pomroy (most points floral arrangements)- Cat Ede & Susan Hicks
- Maureen Hindle (Best floral art exhibit)- Andrea Hill
- Best Cut Flowers in Show- Brian Arthur
- F. Eggins Memorial Trophy (Most points cut flowers)- Brian Arthur
- Best exhibit in Pot plants- Barry Jackson
- Gilbert Rickard trophy (most points in Veg classes)- Peggy Ede
- H. Trewartha (best exhibit in Veg classes)- Barry Jackson
- Best collection of vegetables- Brian Arthur
- Buckingham Trophy (most points in handicrafts)- Andrea Hill
- Best Exhibit in Handicrafts- Andrea Hill
- Mrs S Rickard (most points in cookery)- Sharon Jasper
- Best exhibit in cookery classes- Marina Herbert
- Sheila Cup (most points in photography- Graham Hartley
- Best entry in Photo Classes- Sue Skelton
- Parish Council (Miss Alvery Cup Local Child most points)- Nathan Brent
- Child 5 & Under most points- Chloe Coombe
- Child 6-10 most points- Emily Robbins
- Child 11-15 most points- Nathan Brent
- R.H.G Gimblett (best photo by a child)- Liam Hartley
- Jenny Jane (best rose in the Show)- Sue Skelton
Many thanks to Spar of Callington for donating the joint of beef for the “Guess the weight of the roast dinner” won by Erin Beale and Trevallacks Farm Shop for donating the cream tea for two for the game “Guess how many buttons in a jam jar” won by Josh Gosling. The roast dinner weighed 6.132kg and there were 256 buttons in the jar for anyone wondering how close you were! Many thanks also goes to sponsors Helluva Pasties, Janet Harding Alterations, Keltic and Callington Fresh Produce for their sponsorship.
Next year’s show will be Saturday 18th August…. Please put it in your diaries and keep it free, it will be great to see you there and fill the hall with exhibits again! J
If you would like more information or would like to become part of the team, please contact Lucy or Cat Ede on 01579 382182.
The event took place on Saturday 4th March from 9am – noon. The 86 visitors that attended saw exhibits from the WI, St Sampson’s Church, South Hill Piecemakers, SHARE, Justin from the NHS demonstrating the defibrillator and South Hill Village Hall. The main attraction however, was a display of the Neighbourhood Development Plan alongside Councillors talking about the plan and our ambitions for footpaths in the Parish. The visitors were from all areas of the Parish including Golberdon, Maders, Berrio, Mornick, Trewoodloe, Trewassick, Lansugle, Egypt, Trevigro, South Hill, Bray Shop, Jericho, and Manaton.