Townsend Community Orchard
Seven Stars, Dinton
St Mary's Centre
By Kirsten Shaw - 13th October 2014 6:00pm
Homemade in Haddenham: Saturday 11th October 2014
This year's Homemade in Haddenham was another bumper 'do' with all sorts of things going on both inside and outside the village hall. The weather didn't look too promising but the sun came out just in time and the crowds poured in.
Dr Bike was there mending punctures, doing other minor repairs, fitting free lights & mudguards — our thanks to Sustrans for this.
Vast quantities of apples were pressed to make delicious apple juice and cider — thanks to Snakemoor for allowing us to pick apples and to all the volunteers who chopped, scratted and pressed. Thanks too to the team who erected & dismantled the marquee — hope you didn't get too wet!
There was plenty of delicious food and drink to keep everyone going, with burgers from Orchard View farm, scotch eggs from Kirsty's Kitchen, homemade soups, bread and cakes from the Haddenham in Transition team plus willing helpers — thanks willing helpers and press-ganged washer-uppers!
If apple juice isn't your chosen drink there was no need to go thirsty with local beers, ciders & wine (from Weedon!) supplied by Festival Spirits
The feast for the eyes lay inside the hall on the tables of our crafty stall holders — what talent there is in and around our village!
There were also talks and demonstrations, and for the first time this year we had music from the Haddenham Ukulele band & dancing from Haddenham Hoofers. Thank you to all our speakers & performers — you kept us well informed and entertained.
We are also very grateful for all the donations towards the raffle, both from the stallholders and also from local businesses. There were some very happy lucky winners!
This event exists to promote & encourage people who create good things in and around our village. We deliberately keep the cost of having a stall very low (£10 or 10% of takings whichever is LESS & a contribution to the raffle) to enable people to dip their toe in the water without fear of financial risk.
We haven't set out to make money from Homemade in Haddenham but it has always been successful in that respect, enabling us to buy the apple press, the pasteuriser and to fund various projects and film showings. This year the event made over £800 — the money will be spent on things to make our community stronger.
To find out more about Haddenham in Transition click here
Lots more photos of this year's Homemade in Haddenham, see our GALLERIES section