Outdoor Work has a long standing tradition of producing and selling lots of lovely Christmas produce, and this year the students will be hard at work making all sorts of delicious and beautiful things for you to buy for the festive season. For us as a department the focus this year is on home-made; sourcing as many of the ingredients either on the estate or locally, with the students involved in every stage of the production. For that reason we won’t be selling meat this year, (except our own lamb which is due to be ready mid November – watch out for a further message about this) but we will instead have lots of other yummy things for you to buy, for your own family or as gifts, and therefore support this integral Bedales department.
For the second half of the Christmas term, we will have a small cart at Reception selling a selection of the following:
Bedales wool (spun from our own Jacob Sheep and Alpaca, in black, brown, grey and white) and knitting kits, a variety of Willow products, from Bird feeders to Christmas decorations.
A variety of jams and jellies, made with fruits and apples from around the school, as well as elderberry cordial – a traditional cough remedy.
Chutneys and pickles, from green tomato chutney to pickled cucumbers.
Chilli and herb oils, made with a locally sourced rapeseed oil (from www. coldpressedoil.co.uk) and home-grown chillies and herbs and garlic.
Sloe Gin, and our very own Sloe Liqueur.
Mince Pies, made with home-made mincemeat, and German Stollen, as well as a variety of biscuits, fudge and edible tree decorations.
Please contact Outdoor Work for any further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Feline Charpentier, Teacher of Outdoor Work