You’re invited to our Wassail Day celebrations!
Join us in celebrating our annual Wassail Day on Thursday, January 17th, 12pm-3pm.
This year, we are working on some exciting upgrades to the farm, so will be offering a smaller, more intimate Wassail Day celebration. Join us for a bonfire on the farm and enjoy a complimentary glass of hot mulled Wassail to help us celebrate the beginning of the growing season. Everyone is welcome!
Wassailing is an ancient custom in which we bless the orchard and scare away all the evil spirits. Wassail celebrations involve singing and drinking to the health of trees in the hope that they will thrive. The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means ‘good health’.
“Here’s to thee, old apple-tree,
Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow,
And whence thou mayst bear apples enow!
Bushel, bushel sacks-full!
And my pockets full, too! Huzza!”
Can’t make it out? Keep up-to-date with all of our 2019 events on our events calendar…