Growing Newsome’s 2016 homegrown preserves for sale

jam stallWe have a selection of preserves available now, all freshly made this Summer and Autumn from fruit and vegetables grown in the Newsome area…

Jam gift boxesChristmas gift boxes – £5 each

We’re offering our popular gift boxes again this year. Each box contains two 8oz jars of homegrown preserves – you can choose the contents from our selection of jams, jellies, chutney and marmalade. They are boxed with a pretty fabric ribbon and tag.

Choose any two jars:

  • Jam – Plum, Plum and Apple, Blackberry and Apple, Gooseberry and Elderflower, Strawberry, Strawberry Loganberry and Lime, Rhubarb and Ginger, Courgette and Ginger.
  • Jelly – Redcurrant, Blackcurrant, Bramble, Mixed Currant.
  • Chutney and marmalade – Beetroot Chutney, Marrow and Orange Marmalade.

Christmas gift bags – £7 each

New this year, we’re offering gift bags containing two 1lb jars of some of our most popular preserves. Each bag contains one pound jar of Blackberry and Apple Jam, and one pound jar of either Redcurrant Jelly, Bramble Jelly or Apple and Blackberry Jelly. The bags are sealed with a pretty fabric ribbon, a Christmas tag and a “Handmade with love” sticker.

Individual jars*

We also have a good selection of individual jars of preserves:


Blackberry and Apple jam, Courgette and Ginger jam, Four Berry and Apple jam, Gooseberry and Elderflower jam, Plum jam, Plum and Apple jam, Rhubarb and Ginger jam, Strawberry jam, Strawberry Loganberry and Lime jam.


Apple and Blackberry jelly, Blackcurrant jelly, Redcurrant jelly, Mixed Currant jelly, Bramble jelly.

Chutney, pickles and marmalade

Beetroot chutney, Sweet Pickled Beetroot, Marrow and Orange marmalade.


Our standard individual preserves are:
£2.40 (1Ib jar) or £2.20 (12oz jar) or £1.80 (8oz jar).

Our chutney is £2 for an 8oz jar.
Our beetroot is £2.20 for a 12oz jar.
Our marrow marmalade is £2 for an 80z jar.

Apart from the citrus fruits, all our fresh ingredients are homegrown, so we have limited supplies and therefore not every preserve may be available in every jar size. 

Delivery or collection

You can pick up your preserves from us in Newsome or in Huddersfield Town Centre – or we may be able to drop them off for you if you’re nearby. Please email to make an order.

or visit our stall

  • Christmas Craft Market – Saturday 26th November 2016
    10am to 2pm at Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow
  • Christmas Fair – Sunday 27th November 2016
    10am to 4pm at Paddock Village Hall, West View, Paddock

Newsome Neighbour Day – Saturday 22nd October

more in common

Newsome Neighbour Day

Saturday 22nd October 2016

From 11am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South  HD4 6JJ


We’re taking part in this community event on Saturday, organised by Newsome LEP, where you can get to know others in the local area. It’s inspired by Hope not Hate’s “More in Common” campaign, which aims to bring our communities back together.

Growing Newsome are providing homegrown soup for lunch, and we’ll also have a stall if you’d like to drop by and say hello. Lunch will be available from around 12 noon.

Neighbour Day

Newsome Neighbour Day aims to encourage community involvement, action and cooperation.

Please come along to:

  • Meet your neighbours and enjoy each other’s company.
  • Learn what skills local people can offer.
  • Find out what practical things people need help with.

If you’d like, you can also take part in a practical task (such as a community clean-up) in the afternoon.

There will be stalls and activities at the Scout Hall including:

  • Benefits advice
  • Shared Lives carers
  • Meet your local councillors
  • Kirklees Youth Service
  • The Reading Circle
  • Tenants and Residents Association
  • Schools
  • Craft activities


Growing Newsome are providing homegrown soup for lunch, and we’ll also have a stall if you’d like to drop by and say hello. Lunch will be available from around 12 noon.



Stirley Farm Food Festival – 4th September 2016

Stirley Food Festival 2016

Stirley Farm Food Festival
Sunday 4th September 2016
11am to 7pm

Join us for this very popular annual food festival. It’s a day of food, fun and celebration on our local wildlife-friendly farm.

There will be games, crafts, stalls and more to keep all the family entertained. Come see how the farm is developing and taste some delicious home grown food.

You can pick up some locally grown goodies from the Growing Newsome stall, including jams and other preserves made from fruit and vegetables grown in Newsome and donated by local volunteers and friends.


Stalls and activities on the day include:

jam stall

  • Local food and crafts
  • Beer and cider tent
  • Cocktails and live music
  • Stalls from local producers
  • Veg from the farm available to eat
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Crafts local to the area
  • Fun activities for children
  • Music and beer in the marquee until 7pm

The festival is a drop in event and admission is free. There are charges for some activities and for food and drink.

Stirley Food Festival 2016 poster (PDF)

Cows in a field on a sunny day

Venue location

Stirley Community Farm
off Hall Bower Lane
Berry Brow

Grid reference

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Plant Stall at the June Fair – Sunday 26th June 2016

Growing Newsome market stallJune Fair
Sunday 26th June
From 9.30am to 3pm
Huddersfield Open Market Brook Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RX

We’re having a plant stall at the Rotary Club’s June Fair on Sunday 26th June.

We’ll have a selection of vegetable plants, including some unusual crops, plus salads, herbs, perennials and a few other goodies. Please drop by to show your support.

Our stall is part of the annual June Fair, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Huddersfield Pennine. The event features around 100 stalls, all from community organisations or charities, so there’s lots of good causes to support on the day. Stalls usually include food, household goods, books, toys, bric-a-brac, games and plenty more. There’s music and activities too.

Also look out for Jean’s book stall next door to us. We hope to see you there.

Allotment Volunteers Open Day – Sunday 12th June 2016

Growing Newsome Community Allotment

Allotment Volunteers Open Day
Sunday 12th June 2016
From 10am to 12 noon

Growing Newsome Community Allotment
entrance between 67 & 69 Ashenhurst Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6PX

Can you spare an hour or two? We’re looking for new volunteers to join us at our community allotment. From sitting down sowing some seeds in our potting shed to doing some digging or helping with DIY tasks, there’s something to suit everyone. It’s a great way to learn and to meet people, or just to spend some quiet time outdoors.

If you’re interested in helping out, please come along to our Sunday morning gathering to celebrate Volunteers Week 2016. You can have a look around, join in some practical allotment activities to give it a try, ask questions, and meet other local growers.

Refreshments are provided and we have space under cover in case it rains.

For more information contact Diane at

Find out more about our Community Allotment

Print our poster:
Allotment Volunteers Open Day poster (PDF)

Volunteers Week 2016


Big Plant Swap – Saturday 21st May 2016

Edible plants and flowers

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 21st May 2016
10am to 1pm

Free admission – all weclome

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

swapping plantsTake your pick from hundreds of plants – great for growers, super for sharers.

You can choose from:

Wildlife-friendly flowers

You’re very welcome to bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings or seeds to swap – but you don’t need to bring something to be able to take something (you can make a donation to Growing Newsome in exchange for your plants).


Lots more to enjoy…

Seed Swap – lots of vegetable seeds to swap or buy.

Children’s activities – crafts and seed planting.

Compost Special – come and find out all about home composting.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Good quality enviromesh on sale to protect your plants.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Tool amnesty – share any unwanted garden tools that you have.

Information about growing and sharing food in Newsome.

plant swap lunchLocal food lunch:
served 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall – with recipes for you to take home. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads (including warm salads) from our Spring salad bar, plus a fruit pudding.

We ask for a small donation to cover the costs of making your lunch.

Print our poster for your venue – or share with a friend:

Big Plant Swap poster 2016 (PDF)

What happens at the Plant Swap?
Here’s a short film about Growing Newsome’s Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films for Plant it Grow it Eat it.

You can see more food growing films on the Food Kirklees web site:
10 short films about food growing in Kirklees

Christmas Craft Market – 28th November 2015

Christmas jam stall

Berry Brow Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 28th November 2015
From 10am to 2pm

Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow HD4 7LP

Looking for some homegrown gifts for Christmas? Come along to our stall at the Christmas Craft Market in Berry Brow to choose from 20 different types of preserve, all made with fruit or vegetables grown in Newsome. Our seasonal treats include Christmas gift boxes, plus lots of individual jams, fruit jellies, pickles and chutney. We’ll also have some little stocking fillers and a selection of good quality books from our friends at the Reading Circle.

The craft market features many stalls with handmade or unique gifts. Stalls include: jewellery, confectionery, children’s gifts, books, handmade cards and gifts for pets. Refreshments are available.

There’s a small entry fee, in support of Berry Brow Carnival.

We hope to see you there.

Christmas Craft Market 2015 (pdf)


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