Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 5th March 2022

Get your growing year off to a great start with our bumper early Spring event…

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Saturday 5th March 2022
10am to 1pm

Venue: Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube

Huddersfield Potato Day

Choose from 20 different types of seed potato, including popular easy-to-grow varieties and some more unusual types. All seed potatoes are £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2020 varieties are:

1st Earlies:
Casablanca (organic)
, Epicure, Maris Bard (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Vitabella (organic).

2nd Earlies:
Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Nicola (organic), Ratte, Sarpo Una (organic).

Ambo (organic), 
Blue Annelise (organic), Cara (organic), Desiree, Orla (organic), Pink Gypsy (organic), Sarpo Mira (organic), Pink Fir Apple.

More info about our varieties:
Potato picker list 2022 (PDF)
Popular potato picks 2022

seeds and seedlings

Seed Swap

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, lots of 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 –  Enjoy seed planting and crafts for kids with our Growing Newsome volunteers.

Local food on sale – Jam and other preserves made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome..

Huddersfield Raw Honey – local honey and beekeeping info from Ryad Alsous.

Plant protection materials – protect your homegrown crops.

Books – Book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Local information – Come and promote your group or activity.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (we can only use 1Ib jam jars or smaller, which will fit a standard 63mm screw top lid).

potato day food and activities

Join us for lunch

served 12 noon to 1pm 

Enjoy a warming, two-course cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

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

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.

Print our poster
Help us to promote the event:
Huddersfield Potato Day 2022 (PDF)


If your local group or organisation are interested in having a stall at one of our events, please get in touch:

Organised by Growing Newsome

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


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