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Our supporters celebrated the bounty of the land at our Sustainable Harvest Picnic held on Saturday 15 October at Imbhams Farm.

The family event, which attracted 70 people, started with traditional games such as horseshoe throwing and bobbing for apples. The shared supper featured dishes made with as many local ingredients as possible.

The barn was decorated with local greenery and John and Maggie Barlow, the owners of Imbhams farm went out of their way to make us all most welcome, including baking the most delicious apple crumble made from local apples and their own grains.

A competition for the ‘food least travelled’ was won by Jane Devlin for a dish she baked in Chiddingfold which husband Bruce transported to the event by electric bicycle. The prize was a hamper of food donated by Crossways greengrocer in Fernhurst which comprised mostly of produce grown by local organic market gardener Rebecca Laughton.

There were also competitions for the best carved pumpkin and face drawn on a pumpkin with the pumpkins donated by The evening ended with dancing to music by local singer-songwriter David O’Brien and friends.

“The perfect autumn evening, the beautiful setting of Imbhams historic barn, the candlelit carved pumpkins and the warm and welcoming atmosphere made for a magical event,” said Clive Davidson, Chair of Transition Haslemere.

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