Harvest time is here again – so let’s celebrate on 20th September at Roots
It just seems to come around quicker each year, but yes, as you read this we will be hard at harvest – with a bit of luck and if the weather is on our side we may even be finished - after a bright and sunny St Swithan’s Day we have high hopes for this years harvest and the long days and hours of corn carting will all be worth it come September.
To celebrate a good harvest and do our bit for charity we have decided this year to hold our very own harvest festival, combining my two great loves - Food and Music – you can’t go wrong when you are eating and tapping your feet to a funky beat!
As many of you will know each year Roots holds a Christmas Market on the first Saturday of December, in conjunction with the 2002 Crew, a charity group set up by my Mum, Auntie and their friends - they have worked tirelessly for years raising money for charities that are close to the individuals or the groups heart; and this year the chosen charity is LOROS
LOROS holds a very special place in all of our hearts for a number of reasons, sadly we have close friends and family who were cared for in LOROS so well we want to make sure other people also get the love and care that they offer. The other reason and main reason for this choice, is that we celebrated our 5th Birthday at the end of last year, and our Auntie Rosemary MBE (which she gained for services to fundraising for LOROS) – who officially opened Roots for us back in 2008, celebrated 30 years service with LOROS, raising money year on year for them, so we feel we should give her a helping hand this year and celebrate all her hard work.
So as well as Saturday 6th December for our Christmas Market, please join us on Saturday 20th September and sample local foods, meet some of the shops producers – be told their stories and see what other goodies they could be supplying in the shop as well as lots of farm fun with old tractors, some animals a possible exciting straw structure by the local young farmers, as well as welly decorating and the designing of a new country character for the Compost Heap (see Roots Facebook page and website for further details)
As well as organising our harvest delight we have lots going on in the shop, the expansion of the coffee shop with seats outside and various different food options (every day we are learning!) We have also had a lot of baby chicks hatch that is keeping us all busy and two very beautiful and spoilt rabbits are spending the holidays with us – Lucy Diamond and Josie Petal!
We have also expanded The Potting Shed, so as we don’t kill the flowers and everything remains blooming marvellous we have enlisted the help of Stuart who is now running Shoots at Roots – so if you have any questions relating to flowers, need a bouquet, are having a party and need to wow with flowers, want a pretty gift or just to treat yourself to something to brighten your day why not pop in and see him in the Potting Shed.
If you see me on my travels on a tractor or combine give me a wave,
See you soon at Roots
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 20th September – Roots Harvest Festival
Saturday 27th September – To Die for Murder Mystery at Roots
From Saturday 25th October – pick up a pumpkin to carve/ready carved
Wednesday 29th October – pumpkin carving classes at Roots
Saturday 6th December - Christmas Market
Wednesday 10th December – Christmas floral workshop
(See Facebook or contact the shop for further details on all events)