Damson Days

Date created: 22 Sep 14

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All things damson will be celebrated during 'Damson Days' starting at the Ludlow Local Produce Market on Thursday 25th September until October 9th.


A  group of Ludlow-based damson enthusiasts who have been campaigning to put the Shropshire Prune damson back on the culinary map have this year organized Damson Days 2014 which will take place between September 25th and October 9th.

This two-week celebration of all things damson in Ludlow and the surrounding area will include a launch event at the Ludlow Local Produce Market on Thursday 25th September to see notable local chefs Andy Link and Nathan Edes make a variety of savoury and sweet damson dishes accompanied by a specialty bread baked by Robert Swift.

To round up the fortnight on the 9th October there will be a damson ‘anything’ competition that is open to professionals and home cooks. Please make sure entries are at the market by 10am and are clearly labelled with a name and contact details. Judging will take place thereafter and the winners will be announced at midday. 

Several restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops in the Ludlow area are will either be creating featuring damson dishes on their menus or offering tastings of damson producets. These are listed on a ‘Damson Days’ leaflet that is available from the market, participating venues and the Tourist Information Centre.

To get the very latest updates on Damson Days 2014 please go to

shropshireprunedamson.com. The project is supported by Ludlow Slow Food group.