Suffolk Smallholders Society

Upcoming Events

Harleston Cider Co. Autumn visit

26th October, 12pm
Harleston Cider, Unit 12, Forge Business Centre, Palgrave, IP22 1AP

Smallholders are able to attend and open day and look round the Harleston Cidery, a family run craft cider makers on the Suffolk & Norfolk border. Started in 2010 they are known for there award winning cider, but also unusual spicy cider vinegar, and their new Iced Cider!

Members will be taken round the site to see how the cider is made, ask questions and have a taste or two of this most English of drinks. Plus there will of course be the opportunity to take some home at the end.

We will be visiting on one of their monthly open afternoons, which are free to the public. Our plan is to all arrive together for 12pm so we can go around in a group with a guided tour.

Book this date in your diary, and send an email to Tabitha (editor) if you are interested in reserving a space so we know numbers!

Beeswax Wrap making and Bee Talk

9th Feburary 2020 - Time TBC

Members will get the chance to hear more about forward-thinking environmentally friendly buildings and wonderful bees with Margaret and Malcolm Rittman. Plus join the movement to use less plastic at home and make your own reusable beeswax wraps using sustainable materials, while also preventing waste!

Introduction to Sausage Making at Home

March 2020 - Time and date TBC

Join Peter Runacres for a session on sausage making in your own home – where to find all you need, machinery and equipment, spices and seasonings, and how to get started in your kitchen making tasty sausages, and knowing exactly what is in them

Previous Events

We put on as many workshop and experiences as possible so our members can develop new skills and discover potential hobbies. Previous events have included:

  • Woodland Management
  • AGMs
  • Pig & Lamb Butchery Course
  • Sheep Shearing and Husbandry
  • Nosey Sundays
  • Apple Pressing
  • Paddock Maintenance (including fencing)
  • Tractor and Machinery Maintenance
  • Spinning Wool & Fleece