Autumn Pop up Stall, 24th October 2020

If you’d like to get your autumn-planting garlic and onions from us this year, or pick up some locally grown jam and other things to enjoy, you van visit our Pop up Growing Newsome stall:

Saturday 24th October from 10am to around 12 noon
Outside St John’s Church, off Jackroyd Lane, in Newsome village

Look out for our pop up stall on the path through the church grounds.

How you can visit safely and keep others safe

Please arrive via the Lych gate (the covered gateway arch) at Newsome crossroads, at the corner of Jackroyd Lane and Newsome Road South.

If other people are already at the stall, please follow the distancing guidelines and wait for a safe space. We’re hoping to dodge the rain showers, but you might want to bring a brolley or shelter in the Lych gate if you need to wait a few minutes. 

Please sanitise your hands when you get to the stall (we’re providing some hand sanitiser). We also recommend doing this before you leave.

If you’d like to avoid handling cash, we will be accepting contactless card payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and payments from other contactless smartphones and watches (but you can still pay with cash if you’d like).

In case the government guidelines for Kirklees change in the next few days, please be reassured that we have consent from West Yorkshire Police to hold our outdoor stall, and we’re keeping in touch with our ward councillors. 


Choose your garlic

If you’re coming along to buy some garlic bulbs, you can find information about the varieties that we have available on our web site

Garlic bulbs available in 2020

We’ll also have some onion sets, seeds and plants available.


How you can help

We know it’s short notice for our stall. We hope you can make it on Saturday – and if you can help to let other people In the local area know it’s happening, we really appreciate it. You might also want to offer to pick something up for others who have been shielding. If you’d like to buy something but can’t get there, please let us know and between us we’ll do our best to help.


Newsome councillors

Supported by our councillors

Our new contactless payments facility is funded by the Newsome councillors, from their community response Ward Project Budgets. This is extra funding available from Kirklees Council to help all kinds of organisations who are supporting people in our local places during Covid-19.

We’d like to say thank you to our councillors, and especially to Cllr Andrew Cooper for his continuing encouragement and personal support.


Thank you

We also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has shared some fruit or vegetables for our autumn preserves, and thank you to everyone who has helped us to organise the stall.

If you have any questions about the stall, you can contact us at: GrowingNewsome@gmail.com

Photo by Steve F, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Garlic bulbs available in 2020

garlic bulbs

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include five different varieties of garlic. Pick up your garlic from our Pop up Growing Newsome stall on Saturday 24th October from 10am to around 12 noon outside St John’s Church in Newsome village.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this. So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes…


solent wight

Solent Wight Extra Early

  • For early crops of tasty garlic
  • Hardneck variety originally from China, which has been developed in France
  • White skinned with crisp brilliant white flesh
  • Large, high quality bulbs
  • Plant in autumn or spring
  • Excellent keeping qualities

Caulk Wight

  • Purple-striped bulbs which resist splitting
  • Hardneck variety from Eastern Europe
  • Grows well in the UK climate
  • Good flavour and easy to peel
  • Perfect for autumn planting
  • Harvest as early as June

Iberian Wight

  • Good all-round garlic
  • Softneck variety from Cordoba in Spain
  • Large, flat bulbs
  • White skins, can be flecked with purple
  • Plant October to December
  • Stores well into winter

Carcassone Wight

  • Especially fragrant, with good flavour
  • Hardneck variety from the South of France
  • Pink cloves and good skin cover
  • Performs well in the UK
  • Plant in autumn or spring
  • Harvest in July

Mersley Wight

  • Has the best keeping quality
  • Softneck variety originally from France
  • Classic silverskin garlic
  • Larger cloves and very vigorous
  • Plant in late winter or spring
  • Harvest in late July

You can pick up your garlic bulbs from our Pop up Growing Newsome stall on Saturday 24th October from 10am to around 12 noon outside St John’s Church in Newsome village. We ask for £2 per bulb to cover our costs. This is ideal if you have a small garden or plot, as you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage). We’ll have some onions, vegetable seeds and plants too.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn pop up stall, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

garlic, onions and shallots

Growing Newsome Plant Drop, June 2020

plant drop

Although we aren’t able to get together for our usual Big Plant Swap this year, we are still here for each other. And we still want to help people grow their own food. So with a little help from our friends, we have turned our annual plant swap into a Plant Drop.

We’ve decided that if our growers can’t come to us, we’ll bring some plants to your doorstep. We hope you will join in. Please let us know what plants you’d like and we’ll do our best to get them to you.

 


See our plant list

kale plantsWe have over 90 different varieties of edible plants, including:

Cabbages, Broccoli and Kale

Chard, Sorrel and Mustard

Tomatoes and Peppers

Courgettes, Pumpkins and Squash

Herbs for your windowsill

and lots more…

 

Here’s a list of the plants that we have for you:

Plants available for our Plant Drop

 


Request a doorstep plant drop

wheelbarrowPlease let us know if you’d like some plants delivering to your doorstep. Your plants will be brought by one of the other growers from our network who have kindly volunteered to help. We’ll do this in a safe way.

 

Growing Newsome Plant Drop – request some plants

If we get a lot of requests at the same time, we may pause our order form for a while to give us chance to pack the deliveries that we already have. We can deliver anywhere in the Newsome ward and will also aim to deliver to other places in Huddersfield, 

 


Ways to say thank you for your plants

veg plants

Rebecca has shared this photo of veg happily growing in her garden during lockdown, including some Growing Newsome potatoes

In the usual spirit of our Plant Swap, you are welcome to share something with us in exchange for your plants, if you can. We’d love to receive a note, card or email from you saying why growing your own food matters to you, especially right now. You might like to send us a photo of something that you’re growing via email: GrowingNewsome@gmail.com or via twitter: @GrowingNewsome

Making a donation

If you’d like to make a financial donation for your plants, we’ll let you know how to do this safely. Or come along to a future Growing Newsome event and put something in one of our donation boxes.

 


Supported by our volunteers

watering canWe want to say a huge thank you to all the members of the Growing Newsome network who have kindly volunteered to help with the deliveries and preparations.

Many of our elves are currently unable to do the things they love to do to help others, because they are self-isolating or shielding. It’s hard for all of us. So our Plant Drop would not be possible without the kind hearts of our community. Thank you.


Newsome councillorsSupported by our councillors

Our Plant Drop is funded by the Newsome councillors, from their community response Ward Project Budgets. This is extra funding available from Kirklees Council to help all kinds of organisations who are supporting people in our local places during Covid-19.

We’d like to say thank you to our councillors, and especially to Cllr Andrew Cooper for his encouragement and personal support.


 

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 29th February 2020

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 29th February 2020
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

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 £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2020 varieties are:

1st Earlies:
Casablanca (organic), Colleen (organic), Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Winston

2nd Earlies:
Apache, 
British Queen, Charlotte (organic), Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Sarpo Una (organic).

Mains:
Ambo (organic), 
Belle de Fontenay, Cara (organic), Carolous (organic), Desiree, Highland Burgundy Red, International Kidney, Mary’s Rose (organic), Orla (organic), Pink Gypsy (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Red Emmalie, Salad Blue (organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (organic), Vales Sovereign.

More info about the varieties:

Potato picker 2020 (PDF)

Our top 5 potato picks


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 –  Enjoy seed planting and crafts for kids with our Growing Newsome volunteers.

Learn about Beekeeping – Find out about beekeeping, get advice and see the demonstration hive from the Huddersfield and District Bee Keeping Association. 

Enjoy the outdoors – Take part in the herb smell challenge and “guess the seed” activities with Growing Works and find out about their upcoming courses and events which are all about nurturing healthy lives outdoors.

Local food on sale – Jam and other preserves made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome, plus locally produced honey from the Huddersfield Bee Keepers.

Books – Book stall with all sorts of books.

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

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

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 cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

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


WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

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


Want to help?

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

Print our poster and help to promote the event:
Huddersfield Potato Day 2020 (PDF)


Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn Gathering 2019

garlic for sale

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include six different varieties of garlic. Pick up yours at our Autumn Gathering event on 12th October 2019.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this. So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes…


germidourGermidour (organic)

  • Fast growing French variety with high yields.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in June.
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting.

mikulov wightMikulov Wight

  • Violet coloured bulbs with very large cloves.
  • From the beautiful, southern Moravian town of Mikulov.
  • The strong flavour is described by the locals as ‘noble’.
  • This garlic keeps well, autumn planting is preferred.
  • The plant has large leaves that stand straight and strong.
  • A hardneck variety that naturally produces edible flower stalks called a scapes.

PrintanorPrintanor (organic)

  • Large white bulbs filled with plump tasty cloves.
  • Suitable for planting in the autumn.
  • Can also be planted from January to March for July harvest.
  • 12-18 pinkish cloves per bulb.
  • Keeps well. Virus free.

red dukeRed Duke

  • A beautiful hardneck variety with red cloves and white skins.
  • Has good strength of flavour and scent.
  • Can be planted 15-18cm apart from October through to January.
  • Produces bulbs typically over 60mm at harvest.
  • From Moravia, Czech Republic.
  • A durable garlic in the UK climate.

solent wightSolent Wight Extra Early

  • For early crops of garlic.
  • Large, high quality bulbs. 
  • Versatile for autumn or spring planting.
  • White skinned with crisp brilliant white flesh.
  • Developed in France.
  • Excellent keeping qualities. 

thermidromeThermidrome (organic)

  • A traditional variety producing large heads and cloves.
  • Very hardy so ideal even in harsh conditions.
  • White head with a hint of pink, and white clove skins.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

You can pick up your garlic bulbs at our Autumn Gathering event on 12th October 2019, 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall. We ask for £2 per bulb to cover our costs. This is ideal if you have a small garden or plot, as you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage).

Look out for onions, shallots, vegetable seeds and some plants too – all suitable for Autumn growing.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

garlic, onions and shallots

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 2nd March 2019

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 2nd March 2019
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

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 £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2019 varieties are:

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

2nd Earlies:
Apache, British Queen, Charlotte (organic), Divaa, Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Sarpo Una.

Mains:
Ambo (organic), Belle de Fontenay (organic), Belmonda (organic), Cara (organic), Carolous (organic), Desiree (organic), Highland Burgundy Red (organic), Mary’s Rose (organic), Orla (organic), Pink Gypsy (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Red Emmalie, Salad Blue (organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (organic), Vales Sovereign.

Potato picker 2019 – full details of all our varieties (PDF)


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 etc. made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome.

Beekeeping – advice and demonstration hive from the Huddersfield and District Bee Keeping Association. 

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

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

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Fairtrade Fortnight

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, when thousands of individuals and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. We’ll have a selection of fairtrade teas and coffees on sale, plus some cakes made with fairtrade ingredients. 



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 2019 leaflet (pdf)

Huddersfield Potato Day leaflet (pdf)


Roadworks ahead!

Part of Newsome Road South is closed on our event day for resurfacing, from the junction with Church Lane (Newsome crossroads) to Plantation Drive.

Updated 1st March at 1pm: We’ve been advised that the tarmacing will be from Newsome crossroads to just above the church hall and scout hall. This means that you should be able to drive up Newsome Road South from Berry Brow or the valley, and get to us ok. However, we don’t know exactly where the tarmac lorries will be parked. The road engineers are aware of our event and will do their best to help. There is also some extra signage up now.

All the other roads are open, so you can still approach the village from Newsome Road, Lockwood Scar or Jackroyd Lane and turn onto any of the side streets. The nearest drop off point to the hall is from St. John’s Avenue, just opposite. Bear in mind that you won’t be able to use Newsome crossroads by car or park on Newsome Road South. 

If you’re coming by bus, the 306 has a diversion route that will drop you off on Towngate (please double check with the driver). 

If you’re on foot, you can walk through Newsome church grounds or down the footpath from Hall Bower, or you will be able to cross the main road at safe places. We’ll do our best to make sure that everyone can participate – let us know if you need any help.

Kirklees roadworks search
type in Newsome Road South


WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

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


Want to help?

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


Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn Gathering 2018

Garlic bulbs for planting

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include different varieties of French garlic, which is certified to be 99% virus free and fungus free. Pick up yours at our Autumn Gathering event on 6th October 2018.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this.

So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes from our supplier (Jennifer Birch)…

Arno

  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.
  • A good keeper – will store until the Spring following harvesting.
  • Produces the largest bulbs of any long dormancy type.
  • Plant between November and March for harvest late July or August.
  • A white head with pink cloves.
  • High multiplication ratio.

Aulixito

  • A very early cropper.
  • Plant in October for harvest in June.
  • White head and white clove skins.
  • A garlic with stiff stems which will naturally flower.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

Sprint

  • A well-known, early cropper.
  • Plant in October for harvest in June.
  • Attractive purple heads.
  • A garlic with stiff stems which will naturally flower.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

Cristo

  • A white garlic head with pale red cloves.
  • Consistent cropper, good size for a long dormancy type.
  • Plant before or after Christmas for harvest in July or August.
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.

Dario

  • A newly developed variety, popular with French growers.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.

Germidour

  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in June.
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting.

Thermidrome

  • A traditional variety producing large heads and cloves.
  • White head with white clove skins.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

You can pick up your garlic bulbs at our Autumn Gathering event on 6th October 2018, 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall. We ask for £2 per whole bulb to cover our costs. This is ideal if you have a small garden or plot, as you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage).

Look out for onions, shallots, vegetable seeds and some plants too – all suitable for Autumn growing.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

The nights might well be drawing in, but there’s still lots to get growing.

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 3rd March 2018

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 3rd March 2018
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

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 £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2018 varieties are:

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

2nd Earlies:
Athlete, British Queen, Charlotte (organic), Divaa, Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Nicola (organic), Sarpo Una.

Mains:
Ambo (organic), Apache, Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), Highland Burgundy Red (organic), International Kidney, Pink Gypsy (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Rooster, Salad Blue (organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (organic), Shetland Black.

Potato picker 2018 – descriptions of all our varieties (PDF)

Our top 5 potato picks


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 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.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

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 2018 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.


Want to help?

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


Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn Gathering 2017

garlic bulbOur Autumn planting vegetables this year will include seven different varieties of French garlic, which is certified to be 99% virus free and fungus free. Pick up yours at our Autumn Gathering event on 28th October 2017.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this.

So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes from our supplier (Jennifer Birch)…

Sprint

  • A well-known, early cropper.
  • Plant in October for harvest in June.
  • Attractive purple heads.
  • A garlic with stiff stems which will naturally flower.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

Arno

  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.
  • A good keeper – will store until the Spring following harvesting.
  • Produces the largest bulbs of any long dormancy type.
  • Plant between November and March for harvest late July or August.
  • A white head with pink cloves.
  • High multiplication ratio.

Cristo

  • A white garlic head with pale red cloves.
  • Consistent cropper, good size for a long dormancy type.
  • Plant before or after Christmas for harvest in July or August.
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.

Dario

  • A newly developed variety, popular with French growers.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.

Germidour

  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit 2004.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in June.
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting.

Sultop

  • White head garlic with attractive red clove skins.
  • Plant before or after Christmas for a July or August harvest.
  • A really good keeper – will store until the Spring following harvesting.
  • Has hard stems which flower naturally and can be made into posies.

Thermidrome

  • A traditional variety producing large heads and cloves.
  • White head with white clove skins.
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July.
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited.
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting.

You can pick up your garlic bulbs at our Autumn Gathering event on 28th October 2017, 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall. We ask for £2 per whole bulb to cover our costs. This is ideal if you have a small garden or plot, as you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage).

Look out for onions, shallots, broad bean seeds and some fruit and veg plants too – all suitable for Autumn planting.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

The nights might well be drawing in, but there’s still lots to get growing.

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 4th March 2017

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 4th March 2017
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

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 £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2017 varieties are:


1st Earlies:

Casablanca (organic), Home Guard, Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Swift.

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

Mains:
Ambo (organic), Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), Foxton (organic), Golden Wonder (organic), Highland Burgundy Red (organic), 
International Kidney, Pink Gypsy (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Rooster, Salad Blue (organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (organic), Shetland Black.

Potato picker 2017 (PDF)
– more info about all our 2017 seed potato varieties

Potato varieties available in 2017 – our top five potato picks


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.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Stirley Community Farm will be here to tell you about what’s happening at the farm and how you can get involved. Fresh, farm-grown veg will also be on sale.

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


composting-event-4march

Composting advice

Want to start composting at home or on your allotment but not sure how? Want some tips about improving your compost? Or want to find out how to set up a wormery? Kirklees Council’s recycling officer, Rachel Palmer, will be on hand at our event to help you learn more about composting.


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 2017 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.


Want to help?

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


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