As part of the London Hop Festival we’ve been invited to visit a Kentish hop farm to pick ‘poor man’s asparagus’. Peter from the Florence has organized some minibuses, and we’re looking for volunteers to come down with us!
On Friday 27th April at 8am there will be a minibus leaving from Brixton Station and The Florence. We need numbers as soon as possible so get in touch to confirm your place. There is no charge – we just want your time and company!
The plan is to arrive at Harts Heath Farm for around 9.30. We will pick until lunchtime and then break for refreshment at the Kings Head, Staplehurst where a buffet lunch will await us.
We will then review our harvest and either return to pick or return London depending upon whether we determine that we have gathered enough hop shoots and we will then distribute them to the various outlets. I will have bags of ice available and sandwich bags to put the shoots into in the coolboxes to prevent the shoots from wilting on the return journey.
Please bring with you the following – rubber or gardening gloves and a small knife.
We are still short of a few things.
1. Bottled beers to give as gifts to our hosts
2. Volunteers to ensure that all participating pubs get a hop delivery.
If you can help with any of these please let me know.
I look forward to seeing you next Friday.