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The Great Sumner Plum Drive

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Gear up and get prepared for the Great Sumner Plum Drive in 2013. If you have a plum tree or have spotted a plum tree make a mental note and collect the plums prior to Wednesday 30th. Store them in a cool dark place.

This project is supported by Sumner Local Food Group .

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WHEN: 4.30pm, Wednesday, 30th January 2013.
 
 WHERE: Sumner Community Centre , Wiggins Street
 
This year we are going to add PLUM CHUTNEY to the mix - yummo!!
 

PLAN FOR THE PLUM DRIVE WILL BE:

  • Gather at 4.30pm at the school hall, bring plums already gathered, other ingredients and equipment (see below)
  • Begin processing the plums and get the jam and chutney happening.
  • Aim to use the plum 50 / 50 (by weight) between jam and the chutney.

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JAM INGREDIENTS:

For every 1 kg of plums we will need

  • 750 gms of Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 5 sanitised jars and lids (370 to 500 mls)

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CHUTNEY INGREDIENTS:  

For every 1 kg of plums we will need

  • 200 mls Wine Vinegar
  • 200 g Brown Sugar
  • 200 g Raisins
  • 2 x Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 x Tbspn Ginger
  • 5 sanitised jars and lids (370 to 500 mls)

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Large pots (stock pots for example)
  • Funnel (preferably wide mouthed)
  • Tongs / jar grabber
  • Wooden spoons
  • Pairing knives
  • Scales

If you can supply any or all of the above it would be excellent.

Any queries please contact either:

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Shane Orchard
021 318 548
326 5672

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Dave_Decastro

David de Castro
021 221 7737
326 3008 ddec@clear.net.nz