Harvest time at Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Fruit Basket

September and October are the time to gather the remainder of our harvest, from apples and pears to the vegetable crop. In the past before freezers and fridges were invented, this bountiful time of the year was celebrated. We find ways to preserve our produce and share it with you.

As in the 17th century we work to not only grow our own fruit and vegetables, but also harvest what we can from hedgerows such as damsons and blackberries. Corn dollies were made from the last corn of the harvest, holding a special place at a harvest feast and kept until spring to encourage the new crops.

We celebrate our harvest on 30 September and 1 October when we press apples - and we can press yours too if you would like to bring them along and join in. We have all our traditional varieties on display for you to see and you can also buy some to take home. We have demonstrations of beekeeping from the South Staffordshire Beekeepers - and you can buy honey produced from our own hives. We make our own jam and there will be a selection for you to try and buy. All your purchases help support our conservation work indoors and outdoors at Moseley Old Hall.