Press Release: January 13, 2020
Brogdale Collections will play host to 12 exclusive master class workshops throughout 2020, alongside well known Great British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle.
The Culinary Creations Masterclass will complement the amazing array of rural crafts and creative workshops hosted at the Brogdale Collections venue in Faversham.
Jane’s baking skillset hit the limelight in 2016 on BBC Bake Off. Those who have been lucky enough to see her demonstrations at the many events held at Brogdale will no doubt admire her creations.
Enthusiasts and beginners alike can now join Jane and, learn to cook with ingredients from the National Fruit Collection and discover how to preserve fruits and vegetables. From compotes to chutneys, pickles to preserves, you'll be guided by Jane each and every step of the way and make friends with like minded people as you learn.
Sara Smile, Operations Manager at Brogdale comments, “We are so thrilled to be working with Jane Beedle again this year. Her kids’ cookery classes were so popular last summer we thought we had to include the Mums and Dads as well this year.”
The line up of courses runs from February to November, with classes held on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Classes will include; Vodka, Vinegars and Veg, Lemony Loveliness, Jams and Chutneys , rounding off the year with Stir up Sunday. You can see the full line up by visiting www.brogdalecollections.org and taking a look at our short courses page.
Gift Vouchers are available too!
Gift Vouchers can be purchased and make the ideal gift for a loved one or even a treat for a couple! Vouchers are valid for one year. Please see the website for terms and conditions.
If you’d like to learn a new skill, support a local charity and make new friends there’s a course to suit everyone at Brogdale Collections.
For more information, interview questions and images please contact:
Operations Manager – Sara Smile Tel: 01795 536250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.brogdalecollections.co.uk Address: Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ
Notes to editors:
Brogdale Collections is the Kent charity that provides public access to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, where it has been since 1952. Orchard tours are available daily from the beginning of April to end of October and weekend festivals of cherry blossoms, cider, pears and apples take place in the season. Fruit days including soft fruit and plums add to the diversity of fruit available to the public. The National Fruit Collection is the largest collection of temperate fruits in the world. Brogdale Collections is a Charity supporting the long term sustainable future for the living collections at Brogdale Farm and providing education on the collections to the public.
We have curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 programmes for schools and a range of rural and horticultural courses for the general public. By creating awareness and interest in The National Fruit Collection we will enhance the long term sustainable future for the living collection at Brogdale. Brogdale is the Home of the National Fruit Collection which is a national collection of 4000 varieties of twelve major temperate fruits and is of worldwide importance. The collection includes 2,000 varieties of apples (dessert and cooking), 520 pears (dessert, cooking and Asian), 320 plums (including dessert and cooking plums, gages, mirabelles and quetches), 320 cherries (including dessert and sour cherries), 120 cider apples and perry pears, 40 grapes (including dessert and wine grapes), 10 apricots, 20 quinces, 4 medlars, 155 gooseberries, 100 black currants and 100 red, white and pink currants. There is also a collection of ornamental cherries, apples and pears.
The Collection is owned by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) on behalf of the nation as a scientific resource for developing future food crops. Public access to the Collection is managed by the charity Brogdale Collections.
Event Calendar 2020
● Hanami Festival – 18th & 19th April
● Easter at Brogdale – 10th, 11th & 12th April
● Open Farm Day – 7th June
● Strawberry Fair – 21st June
● Cherry Fair – 19th July
● Plum Day – 9th August
● Cider Festival – 29th & 30th August
● Pear Day – 13th September
● National Apple Festival – 17th & 18th October
All courses can be found on our website www.brogdalecollections.org
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