Dragon Orchard Cropsharers was set up in 2001 and launched at the Ludlow Food Festival. During the last 10 years there have been over 150 people actively involved in the scheme attending some 50 seasonal weekends.
Dragon Orchard Cropsharers have the opportunity to:
Dragon Orchard Cropsharers are invited to visit the orchard for one Open Weekend each season – Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. The weekend includes a meal both days, orchard walks and talks, visits to other nearby producers and demonstrations from local craft workers. There is often a special seasonal celebration such as wassailing in winter, blossomtime in the spring and harvest supper in the autumn. The Cropsharers are kept informed with happenings at the orchard and upcoming events through the website.
In the autumn when the harvest is gathered in, Cropsharers take home their share of the crop comprising:
The annual subscription for a Dragon Orchard Cropshare is £360.00 (inc VAT)
Download more information and application form here. (PDF document)