Each year the local village pub hosts the Harvest Home auction. This year it was on 26th September and it was a very wet, windy evening. The farmers bring some of their produce to the Buryan Inn for auction and the money is given to a different charity. This year it was for St Petroc and Breadline
There were large cabbages, marrows, onions, leeks and squashes, many apples and beautiful fruits set out on three adjoining tables.
Cassandra has attended this local event for about 35 years as she would purchase her pumpkin for Samhain. Unfortunately last year no pumpkins were available and in the last few years there were few to go around, so solitary ones were sold to the highest bidder. Fortunately we are acquainted with a local resident who grows and nurtures a regular supply of beautiful pumpkins, so we now purchase our pumpkins from him.
Julian or Barry are fun auctioneers so the evenings are full of humor. Two handsome farmers are usually the “glamorous assistants” to hold up the produce and take them to the highest bidders.
Pauline is a fabulous baker of the local pasties and this year her 15 inch long pasty was up for auction and was purchased for £40!
This particular evening marks the turning of the season from summer to autumn gathering the produce in readiness for the cooler weather in the months ahead.
£480 was raised for charity.