Picking Trips

Blackurrant Gleaning Trip

Thu 26 July 2018

Meet at Dagenham Heathway Library
1 Church Elm Lane
RM10 9NR

All welcome, children need to be accompanied by a carer

It's time for the annual blackcurrant glean for our delicious sodas and cordial! We're going back to Maynards Farm in Ticehurst, who grow blackcurrant for Ribena, and we are allowed to pick what the harvest machines can't catch. Spaces on this trip will be limited so please contact us if you're interested in joining at cam@companydrinks.info We are meeting at Dagenham Heathway Library at 9.45am for a prompt 10am departure.

Spaces on the coach are limited, please email cam@companydrinks.info to reserve your place, make sure you tell her your name and the number of people in your group. First come first serve!

We will confirm your space(s) and follow up with more information for the day.

This trip is suitable for families with children ages 4+. All children must be accompanied by a carer.


This is a trip to a working farm. The ground can be very uneven in the fields and there’s quite a bit of walking between coach and picking spots. If you have any mobility requirements, please keep this in mind, and ensure you have comfortable shoes, a companion and anything you need to help you get about. If in doubt about how suitable the trip is for you, feel free to contact us. cam@companydrinks.info

It’s an outdoor activity, so please bring appropriate clothing for the weather forecast.