Kent Smallholders Newsletter


Special Congratulations to Anne and Bob Thomson on their winning Best in Show, Best all round exhibit of Apples, Best all round exhibit of dessert apples and Most meritorious exhibit of dessert apples at the National Fruit Show for their Gala apples. Their Rubens apple came third in the tastiest apple competition and also won best exhibit of dessert apples introduced since 2000. Their winning apples were sent to the Queen and to Number 10.
We thank them for providing us with literally a truck full of apples for our Cider/Juice Making Day - Posh Cider/juice making!
Thank you to everyone who came to the Cider Day and joining in the Production Line. Photos will be on the website asap. We were lucky with the weather and the company was excellent. I even managed to try out my little pack goats who appreciated the attention and I am thankful of the advice/help on how to adapt their packs for a better fit, thanks especially to Lorraine and Suzie.

Our next meeting in our New Meeting Room (see below) is on Wednesday 14th November at 7.30pm for tea/coffee and biscuits where we are very fortunate to have Jane Rosam talking to us about Bees. A preview of our 2019 Events will be available for your perusal at the meeting. I know a lot of us look forward to the Smallholders Show at Ardingly - but I am sorry to report that there will not be one in 2019.

Then our last meeting of the year at Hadlow College will be on Wednesday 5th December at 7.30pm in HG22 (see below) where there will be the normal drinks and nibbles, plus optional Christmas craft making.

On Sunday 9th December our Smallholders stand will be at Kelsey Publishings expanded Cage & Aviary Show at Lockmeadow Hall, Maidstone M16 8LW.

Our Meeting Room at Hadlow College will now be HG22, which is very close to our previous meeting room.
To access our new meeting room, park in the usual car park next to Garrad House (at the bottom right hand corner of the car park), go through the entrance in the brick wall BUT TURN RIGHT not left and go up the stairs to the timber clad mobile building, through the door and turn right - this is HG22 which I think you will find to be a comfortable meeting room.

All members and new members are very welcome at our meetings.
Best wishes

Very Best wishes