The 4th Annual Oyster Gathering & Seafood Harvest will be Easter weekend from Good Friday all the way through to Easter Monday...
... and it will be hosted at a new location this year, Flushing Quay, Falmouth...
Responsible Fishermen, Artisan Bakers,
Local Game Keepers and Marmalade Makers
4th Annual Oyster Gathering & Local Food Harvest
Free Entry and Live Music - Easter Weekend
Flushing Quay, Falmouth - Use Late Flushing Ferry
Cornish Native Oysters - 07807 290315
Once again, join the oystermen and chefs in celebration of the last few days of the Fal Oyster season, which in 2013 and 2014 coincides with both Easter Weekend and the start of British Summer Time (BST). Dinings Sushi masters from London (Nr Paddington Station) are again coming to the gathering, showcasing their ‘outstanding Sushi’ (Zagat).
This year we have relocated to Flushing Quay, hoping that the sunset, the late Flushing Ferry links and live entertainments will keep a few visitors in the evening. The event runs Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday 9am til 10pm and from 9am til 6pm on Easter Monday.
Everything should be available for the whole weekend but the daily themes are:
Good Friday – Fish & Ships see some of the traditional working fleet alongside the quay and enjoy the freshest fish, oysters, mussels, scallops, crabs etc. all landed from local boats
Saturday – End of Season Celebrations, Live Bands til 10pm, Falmouth Working Boat Association Crews are invited to witness the Passage Drift Race, hosted by Flushing Sailing Club, from the fishery: start will be 1300 from a line across the fishery outside Castaways at our home in Mylor Yacht Harbour. Walk around Trefusis and watch the ‘Last of the Traditional Oyster Fleet’ as they head to Flushing Quay (ETA 1500)
Easter Sunday – Celebrate the start of BST with Camel Valley Award Winning BRUT, enjoy The Waterside Sunday Carvery, with venison from Duchy Game and beef from Chyvarloe Farm
Easter Monday – Really just a relaxing atmosphere with whatever is left over! And Tregothnan Cream Teas winding down the Oyster Gathering til 6pm
Please use the ferry links from St Mawes, Truro and Penryn via Prince of Wales Pier, to get to the Oyster Gathering on Flushing Quay; the village parking is restricted although a field is available at the top of the hill thanks to Mr Pryor. First Great Western Buses also go to Flushing Village on the 500 service.
Skinners Brewery will be hosting an Ale & Cider Festival, including a special brew of Pennycomequick with ales from Skinners and Rebel Brewing Co. Grandma’s Weapons Grade Ginger Beer, Cornish Orchards Press Gang Cider, Skreach Cornish Cider, Camel Valley and a new importer of Italian wines will also be available. There will be a tasting of 'Oyster Stouts' from the breweries, which will then brewed ready for the Oyster Wink at the 'Front in October
The entertainments are provided by Miss Peapod's and they have a great Cornish line up on the bill including Albert Jones on Friday and Rosie Vanier on Saturday.
Rosie will be performing the VIP Fishery Trip aboard the Enterprise Boat on Saturday afternoon (only 50 tickets available £44 - 07807 290315). Embark 1100, enjoy a glass of Camel Valley or Pennycomequick and a specially prepared buffet whilst witnessing the last hours of the season, then escorting the last of the traditional fleet from the fishery, around Fal Harbour to Flushing Sailing Club and the Oyster Gathering ETA 1500.
Producer Stalls include: Apply Valley Orchards, Cornish Food Box Company, Cornish Meadow Preserves, Duchy Game, Falmouth Spice Merchants, Glorious Oyster Bar, Japanese Knife Company, Mussel Shack, Tregothnan Tea...
See www.faloyster.co.uk or press nearer the time for full details.
Fal Oyster 07807 290315
Miss Peapod's 01326 374424