What do you know about Michaelmas? September 29
in most of the country.
Perhaps you know it’s one
of the ‘quarter days’ when traditionally rents
were due. Or that it’s when farms change hands at
the start of new farming year. Or that if you’re
starting college this autumn, the next few months
will be known as ‘Michaelmas term’ at top
But it’s also a special event in the goose world...
one that could help bring you a fortuitous year
ahead. Eat a goose on Michaelmas Day and,
according to folklore, ‘you’ll not be wanting for
money in the year ahead.’
This is the first opportunity in the year to eat
a goose. You’ll be able to obtain a bird from our
members who produce Michaelmas geese, or you can
sample the delights of this ’green goose’ – reared
on summer pasture – at the increasing number of
restaurants now putting the treat on the menu
for this special time. Enjoy!
ANNUAL FARM WALK - Thursday 16 October Our chairman John Franklin will be hosting this event on his farm near Sandy, Bedfordshire. All members are welcome. If you would like to join us please email email@example.com