MY brother Sam and I have a jam shop outside our front gate every year.
Normally we do it for pocket money, but this year we decided to use it to raise money for the food bank, to help people who might be struggling because of the lockdown. We went strawberry picking and raspberry picking, picked plums off the tree in our garden, and we also picked lots of dandelions from around our village to make dandelion honey.
We chopped and mashed the fruit and took the petals off the dandelions. Then we boiled them up with a LOT of sugar to make jam. We put it in jars with special labels.
Lots of people bought our Lockdown Jam. We have done two shops for the food bank already. We took them to our drop-off point in a wheelbarrow!
We are making bramble jelly this week, and we have a few orders coming in, so we should be able to do another shop soon.
Katherine and Sam with their food bank shop