harvest & events schedule

Hello again!

The fruit is still falling for us to rescue and enjoy!  We need your help to rescue and share it!

Many thanks to those of you who have made the fruity fun happen!
Travel/mileage can be reimbursed,drivers still needed see below for deets….

Hope to see some of you abundancing with us soon! 

Appley Rescue Sundays! 

Meet 1pm corner of Granville Rd/Ingram Rd

More lovely big cookers to be enjoyed in Norfolk Park!

Transport post picking needed please!

9th DEC 11 til 1pm location tbc transport needed please&thanks

16th DEC 2 til 4pm location tbc transport needed please&thanks

Abundance Chutney Making with Heeley City Farm!
Mon 3rd Dec 5-9pm@HCF cafe

The delicious and generous HCFarm cafe is opening it’s doors and we are making chutney as a joint venture for both projects!  Take a jar home for your efforts!

BOOKING REQUIRED! Please text Lucy by 2pm Mon 3rd Dec on 0752727 9977
See Chutney Tuesdays event for other info!

Abundance@RIVA Tuesday Afternoons!

Tuesdays 1-3pm 4th and 11th Dec @RIVA Project within Old Charity Shop&Tearoom
(next to Wisewood Sports Centre) 77 Laird Rd, entrance on Rural Lane map https://goo.gl/maps/oFJ2BeoAsjk

BUSES-catch the 52a to Wisewood from the city centre 

We’ve been partnering with RIVA to empower them with the Abundance knowledge, skills and experience to do Abundance activities in future!

4th Dec– veggie quorn turkey apple pie
11th Dec– apple juicing

please text Lucy on 07527279977 BY 5PM EACH MON to book for the next day
e.g. text Lucy by 5pm Mon 3rd for cooking Tue 4th
JUICING no booking required.

Check out the wonderful RIVA below or search on Facebook

Chutney Tuesdays@Foodhall!
6-10pm  Oct 16th, 23rd Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

DEC 4th, 11th, 18th

Foodhall, 121 Eyre St, corner of Matilda St map here

Join us at the fantastic Foodhall to warm your cockles, gather together to chop, chatter ,preserve and cook the fruit we’ve rescued!

#Everyone gets a jar to take home (for at least 1 hour’s making)

##If you can’t stay the full session then do join us for as long as you are able!

#Bring veggie food to share for our tea!

#Bring clean apron and a knife if you can! )*though we can provide both**

#Possible 2nds to take home too if we have spare!

#Please share recipe ideas, new appley cooking/preserving recipes welcome!

#Get in touch if you are interested in being trained and mentored in Chutney/Cooking Workshop Leading!

Check out the fabulous Foodhall and visit their Food Surplus Veggie Pay As You Feel Cafe 10 til 3pm Thu and Friday

Abundance@Heeley City Farm Fridays!

10.30am til 12.30pm, growing polytunnels, bottom section of the farm.

We’ve been partnering with HCFarm to reinforce their Abundance skills&knowledge
Friday 30th Nov -Apple juicing-All welcome
Friday 7th Dec- Chutney making- BOOKING REQUIRED!
Please text Lucy to book your chutney making place.

Apple Sharing Is Caring!

Whether you are on foot, bike or in a car, we need your help to share the apples around Sheff!
Get in touch if you would like to help out sharing locally or farther afield and discover the joy of fruit sharing!
Take some 2nds *damaged* apples in exchange! 40p mileage bike or car reimbursedor bus/tram travel up to £5/day.

We have suitcases to lend out to Abundancers sharing on foot/bus/tram!

Heeley City Farm Winter Fayre 8th Dec- Stallholders wanted for chutney,apple exchange!

If you would like to sell Abundance chutney in exchange for a bagful of apples and 1 jar of chutney per 2 hour slot, the fayre is on 11 til 3pm and i am not able to do it but can support with advice and equipment.
Just get in touch if you have a bit of time to spare, lots of gifts and fun to be had at the Fayre!
Check out the fayre/donate/events/info @Heeley City Farm


Yours fruitfully, with many thanks
Lucy Corcoran
City-wide Abundance Coordinator/Trainer(Part-time)

Kindly funded by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation
and JG Graves Trust


Some past 2018 Events….

Sun 7th Oct,  12-2.30pm @New Roots Speakeasy,  Glossop Rd. 
If you would like to gain life/cv experience and take a larger role within Abundance then do join us!
You will be mentored on leading all harvests by myself/experienced Coordinators. Please get in touch with any questions.  A chance to meet other Harve st Coordinators  

Sun 7th Oct, 3-5pm meet corner of Havelock Street/Holberry Gardens.
Join us to gather some more gorgeous cooking/eating apples to share with our communities with some friendly faces and grab some juicy fruit to take home!

Tuesday 9th Oct 4-6pm Meet opposite the Barn Clinic, Sharrow Lane,near the top of Huntingdon Crescent 

Why not rescue some windfalls this Tue teatime to take home and (if convenient) share with your community?
Cooking and eating apples being picked 😉
Bring a torch or headlight if you can!!

Sunday 21st Oct 1.30-4pm@Ecclesall Woods 


Abundance 2018 News and Views!


We want to know what you think and we need your views for improvement and for 2017 and 2018 funders!
Please, please take a few minutes to fill in the questionnaire below asap!

Feedback and enter the prize draw to win a fruit tree or 1 of 10 Abundance chutney jars!

Thanks very much!

Abundance is now a Constituted Group, which we’re calling the Abundance Steering Group! 
We have been meeting and have taken professional advice and  have decided to become a Constituted Group. As a Constituted Group we follow our agreed constitution and work as a non-profit community organisation run cooperatively.
.Many thanks to the SG for their support and involvement so far!

If you are interested in becoming a SG Member then please email Lucy to discuss.
Please include your interest, experience & skills in your email and we will consider your application 🙂

Next meeting Jan 18th 2019 We meet every 2-3 months.

Christmas/Solstice 2018 Seasonal Gifts Available!

CHUTNEY @ £3 jar or 2 for £5 just get in touch to arrange drop off/collection. 
£3 is for average sized jar. 9 jars for £20! Vegan, ticks all ethical boxes, a delicious way to support us!

HOMEGROWN FRUIT TREES from the Sheffield Fruit Tree Group.
Handcrafted by Abundancers from our favourite trees, see http://www.growsheffield.com/fruit trees for details. From £19.95. A great way to support this social enterprise.



2013 Archive post below


All Week: Abundance…an exhibition, The Old Junior School, South View Rd, Sharrow, S7 1DB

Abundance has been active in Sheffield since 2007; and as a result many volunteers, artists and creatives have produced artworks on the Abundance theme. Our exhibition will celebrate this body of work by bringing all these works together under one roof to be displayed alongside new works made this year.

Friday 22nd November, 7:30-10pm: Abundance…an exhibition Opening Evening, The Old Junior School, South View road.

Come along to the opening of our exhibition to kick off Abundance week in style. There’ll be film showings, refreshments and live music including a possible rendition of The Abundance Song!

Saturday 23rd, 10am-2pm roughly: Just Natural Preserves Stall and mince pie giveaway, Just Natural Greengrocers and surrounds, Crookes.

We’ll be selling locally sourced and produced chutneys and mincemeat. Get down in search of a mince pie if you know whats good for you!

Sunday 24th

Fruit Harvest, Nether Edge/Sharrow, 1-4pm

Get down to 141 Sandford Grove Rd for one of the last harvests of the year. We’ll be in search of the last of the eating apples. Bring warm clothes. If you plan on coming please let Daniele know on 07984310412 and say what transport you’ll be using.

Apple Games Giveaway, town centre, 2-4:30pm

We’ll be a-roving round town with apple games a-plenty to get some lovely healthy green into people in the midst of their Christmas shopping madness. We need people to help out with this activity so please let Coralie (07909912753) know if you fancy it!

Monday 25th: Apple Monday, Hagglers Corner, Queens Rd (map here). 6:30pm



Tuesday 26th:

Foraging walk and rowan berry jelly-making. Meet at Cat Lane Allotment gates end of Meersbrook rd, 10m

Join us on a lovely stroll through Cat Lane and Carr Woods to harvest rowan berries and see whatever else is still about this late in the year. We’ll then be heading up to a house in Heeley to begin the jelly making process.

Chutney-making Session. St Mary’s Church Community Cafe, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ, 6-10pm

Join us at our usual slot at St Mary’s church for a lovely informal way to learn and make chutney and meet fellow volunteers. Everyone gets to take a jar of produce home with them. Please bring your own favourite apron/knife if you like and some veggie/vegan food to share.

Wednesday 27th:

Arbourthorne apple harvest: Meet at The Spires Centre, 600 East Bank Road, S2 2AN, 11am

Medlar and apple harvest: Meet at Old Sharrow Junior School, South View rd, 11am.

Lowe’s Garden Blitz: Lowe’s garden, Abbeydale rd (map here), 2-3:30pm.

We’ll be gathering on this open-to-the-public garden for a quick Winter clean-up and sort-out on Wednesday afternoon. We’ll be clearing weeds, ‘mowing’ the path, doing any necessary pruning and maintenance and maybe even planting something. Please bring work boots and all-weather clothing. We will supply gloves, tools and tea!

Thursday 28th, 11am-3pm: Apple pressing for cider, Broome St Green space (behind Regather Works) map here.

It’s time to make cider! For one day only we’ll have use of an electric apple mill, which means extremely efficient apple juicing and the perfect opportunity to make cider for the Winter. We’ll be pressing fruit we’ve collected over the last few weeks to create a communal Abundance cider glut but people are also encouraged to bring any fruit they have to be pressed and are welcome to take juice home with them. BYOC (bring your own container!).

Sunday 1st December, 7:30-11pm: Abundance HOME-GROWN Ceilidh, Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane.

Join us for our rip-roaring end of season finale! A fantastic night for everyone including lots of dancing (of course), a stonking raffle, bar, live music, bring and share meal and plenty more. Tickets £5 adv, £6 on door, £3.50 concs, under 16’s free. Contact Jerry Simon at jerrysimon.grow@gmail.com to reserve tickets.


One comment

  1. Massive thanks to Kate (the Cosy Creative), Lucinda, Lucy Boz and JJ and the lovely June for a brilliant harvest today! Although the amount of apples was smaller, enthusiasm and productivity were large! Many firsts distributed to Darnall Well Being Project which supports the health and well-being of the community in the Darnall area of Sheff (thanks Boz!) and also thanks again to Kate for use of her transportation and JJ for the weighing and Lucinda for coming and being so lovely and helpful! Bring on the fruit! x


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