Coffee Shop Community Harvest Festival
Ploughman's lunch and apple cake were served as part of our Coffee Shop Harvest celebration. Annie had decorated the Octagon with harvest colours and our celebration included an interview with Helen Simpson who comes from a local farming family. She shared her experiences of farming throughout the year on a mixed farm with arable and sheep and the challenges it can sometimes present notably the problem of slugs and the diligence needed to prevent them destroying the crops.
Guests participated in the celebration with readings, harvest hymns, prayers and a collection of food for the Malvern Food Bank. A donation of £41.20 was made for Maggs Day Centre in Worcester from the proceeds of the raffle.