Welcome to the Food Float local area Thursday home delivery service. We’ll be taking orders for Thursday 28 September until 10am on the 27th.

Thank you for supporting our network of local producers and growers. 30+ at last count!

As well as running the Friday and Saturday stalls in the centre of Dorking, we make deliveries to homes in Dorking and the surrounding villages on Thursdays. There is no delivery charge, just a £12.00 minimum order. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing in our online shop below.

Our preferred method of payment is by online transfer (after you’ve placed your order you’ll receive an automated ‘order confirmation’ email containing our bank account and sort code details) though we are happy to accept cheques and cash. Payment can also be made, including by card, at the Stall. We would be grateful if accounts could be settled within a week of delivery.

If you’d prefer to place your order by email rather than use the online shop, or would like to discuss setting up a regular or semi-regular order, you can do so by contacting Maddie at All questions welcomed!

Damsons. Dorking Community Orchard.

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An excellent use for the Community Orchard damsons...

750g damsons, washed and stalks / leaves removed
400g castor sugar
1 litre gin (vodka works equally well)

Prick damsons with a fork, or freeze for a couple of hours then bash them a bit with a rolling pin. Put all the ingredients into a large clean Kilner jar. Shake or turn every day until the sugar has dissolved, then leave in a cool dark place for approximately two months. Strain through a muslin cloth or coffee filter and decant into jars. You can play around with the flavours when you start - cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, pears or star anise all give a different twist. Enjoy!

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