Growing Newsome

Newsome Mills after the fireIn the aftermath of the terrible fire in the early hours of Thursday 17th November 2016 that destroyed the main four-storey building at Newsome Mills, our community are supporting each other in coming to terms with our loss.

After a very difficult week for everyone, we’re delighted to be able to confirm that on Friday 25th November 2016 our landmark clock tower was declared safe.

Find out more on the Newsome Mills Campaign blog:

A week that broke our hearts, but not our spirit

For more information about Newsome Mill, visit:
www.SaveNewsomeMills.org.uk
or follow @NewsomeForum on Twitter.


Huddersfield Potato Day

Huddersfield Potato Day 2017 – advance orders open now

Our next annual Huddersfield Potato Day is on Saturday 4th March 2017. If you’d like, you can order your seed potatoes in advance:

Huddersfield Potato Day – order your seed potatoes in advance


jam stall

Fresh preserves

We have a selection of homegrown preserves available now, including some gift boxes and gift bags that make ideal Christmas gifts:

Growing Newsome’s 2016 homegrown preserves for sale


garlic bulb

Garlic bulbs available

We have just a few bulbs of Cristo garlic left. They are £2 each. If you missed out on our Autumn event, you can pick some up from our stall at the Neighbour Day on Saturday 22nd October, or contact us.


A short film from our 2014 Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films:



Jam jar amnesty

Bought some of our jam? Did you know that you can return your empty jars to us? We can reuse the red and white check caps and plain silver caps as well as the jar. We also collect clean, small jars: 1 Ib, 12 oz or 8 oz especially.

You can bring your empties along to any of our events or drop them off at any Newsome Forum meeting, held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Community Room at Newsome High School. The meeting starts at 6pm and you can drop things off from 5.45pm.


Visit our Community Allotment

Simon Gregson picking red currants for Growing NewsomeThank you to Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson for visiting our allotment to help promote our involvement in the National Lottery Awards. It’s not just TV stars who get to take the allotment tour though. Please come along for a look around and to find out how to get involved. You can find us at the allotment most Sunday mornings. Please Contact us if you’d like to double check we’re there.

Growing Newsome Cmmunity Allotment


Calendar of events

Want to know what’s coming up next? Our Newsome Food Calendar is an ever-growing list of local food activities in the Newsome Ward, including upcoming events at Stirley Farm.

Newsome Food Calendar


Community allotment

gardeners organising the courgette plantsWe have a Community Allotment for anyone who lives in the Newsome Ward to share. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a bit of support with allotment growing, or anyone who can offer advice to novice growers. By getting together, we’re all helping each other to grow our own food there. You’re welcome to come along as little or as often as you can, weekdays or weekends.

If you’d like to join in, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to find out more.

Allotment Sundays – we’re at the community allotment most Sunday mornings.

More about the Community allotment


About us

grow your own

grow your own

Growing Newsome are a thriving community of food growers in the Newsome Ward of Huddersfield. We aim to build and strengthen relationships between local residents through the shared activity of growing and eating our own local food.

We are encouraging Newsome residents to work together to share our valuable skills and resources, so that we can learn how to grow together.

Newsome Ward Timebanking logoWe are working with Newsome Ward Timebanking to help people share their skills.

Want to get involved?

Please contact us.