Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 5th March 2016

Seed Swap and Potato Day
Get your growing year off to a great start with our bumper early Spring event…

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Saturday 5th March 2016
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube


Huddersfield Potato Day

Choose from 30 different types of seed potato, including popular easy-to-grow varieties and some more unusual types. All seed potatoes are 20p each or £2 per dozen (pick and mix).

Advice about our 2016 potato varieties

1st Earlies:
Casablanca (organic), Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Swift.

2nd Earlies:
British Queen (organic), Charlotte (organic), Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), 

Ambo (organic), Apache, Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), International Kidney, Kerr’s Pink, Kifli, Linda (organic), Nicola (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Rooster, Salad Blue, Sarpo Axona, Sarpo Mira (organic), Sarpo Blue Danube, Setanta (organic), Shetland Black.

seeds and seedlings

Seed Swap

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, sprouted garlic, onion sets and shallots on offer. You can either swap, or pick up some seeds in exchange for a small donation. Try our seed starter packs – ideal for growing in small spaces.

Activities – Seed planting and crafts for kids.

Local food – Jam, pickles, chutney etc. made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome.

Books – Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available all day.

Potato Guide – Find out more about those weird and wonderful potato varieties by picking up a copy of Alan Romans’ Guide to Seed Potato Varieties.

Help with growing
– Please ask for advice.

Protect your plants – Low-cost, good quality plant protection materials on sale.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (1Ib or less).

potato day food and activities

Join us for lunch

served 12 noon to 1pm 

Enjoy a warming cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

Free admission. All welcome. And please tell all your friends!

Seed Swap 2016 leaflet (pdf)
Huddersfield Potato Day leaflet (pdf)


WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

Our special thanks to the
West Yorkshire Organic Group
for supporting our Potato Day.


One Community FoundatonOur Seed Swap is partly funded by a grant from the One Community Foundation to help us support people with growing their own food and getting to know others in the local area.

Check out their web site for details of community grant funds that you can apply for.


Want to help?

We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our events and activities. Contact us at to find out more, or ask on the day.

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