Fruit Picking

Do you have fruit trees producing fruit which does not get used? Let HEAT know and volunteers will come to pick your fruit. Most of this will be sent to be pressed and bottled locally, with some bottles going to the Food Bank and others made available for local community groups to sell.

Would you like to volunteer to pick? It is a great way to spend some time with new people or as a family, so please get in touch and we will be happy to hear from you ->

orchard5Picket Mead Organic Orchard, opposite Dobbies garden centre, Hungerford

Throughout Autumn 2020, volunteers helped to pick countless crates of apples from Hungerford and surrounding areas, including Picket Mead Orchard. The fruit was donated to West Berkshire Foodbank, and given to my Apple Juice to be pressed into juice. This has helped reduce food waste and helps to make the most of our local resources.

More picking dates were planned but unfortunately due to lockdown restrictions have had to be cancelled.

Getting involved
If you are interested in getting involved, the Hungerford Town & Manor are looking for someone (or a group of people) to manage Picket Mead Orchard longer term. Please send us an email if you would like to help run the orchard

What’s in the orchard?
•Over 100 trees – several rare and unique varieties
•Around 25 mature apple & pear trees
•Plum trees
•Green gages
•Treehive & beehive

Please read the risk assessment for visiting the orchard:

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