Potato pick and Spring seed shuffle 2021

Potato pick and spring seed shuffle

Although we aren’t able to get together again just yet, thankfully Spring isn’t cancelled. We’re still here to help you grow your own food. We would usually have our annual Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on the first Saturday in March – so we’ve come up with an alternative to help you get growing.

You can order seed potatoes, onions and shallots from us now. We also have some vegetable seeds that are good for growing in small spaces.

You can order and pay online, then collect from Newsome village. If you’re shielding or self-isolating, we’ll do our best to deliver to you at home.

If restrictions are eased over the next few weeks, we may also be able to have a pop up stall that you can come along to for more goodies. But in the meantime, please let us know what you’d like and we’ll do our best to help.


PotatoesPotato pick

You can choose just what you need from our selection of 20 different varieties. We have limited quantities of some varieties this time, but we also have our six most popular varieties in larger quantities than usual.

Potato varieties on sale in 2021


vegetable seedsSeed shuffle

We have a selection of onions and shallots for you to choose from, plus some vegetable seeds that are great for growing in smaller spaces. Or choose our Spring seed pack if you’d like a bit of everything for £5.

Onions, shallots and seeds on sale in 2021


Order, pay and collect

wheelbarrowPlease fill in our online order form. Orders can be collected from Newsome village on a number of days during March. We’ll send you the details when your order is ready. We can accept a contactless card payment on your collection day, or you may be able to pay online. If you’d prefer to pay a different way, please let us know.

Send us your order


Shielding or self-isolating? 

Please fill in our online order form to make a request. We’re hoping to deliver to people in Newsome and the wider Huddersfield area. If we’re able to deliver to you, we’ll confirm your order and send you a link that you can use to pay online. After we receive your payment, one of our volunteers will bring your order to you at home. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Send us your order


Thank you cardSupported by our volunteers

Thank you to all the members of the Growing Newsome network who are continuing to offer help with our deliveries and preparations. Your support really means a lot to us. We’re following all the latest guidance to keep everyone safe. Thank you for looking out for each other.


Growing guides

 

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.


 

Big Plant Swap – Saturday 20th May 2017

Edible plants and flowers

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 20th May 2017
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:

Vegetables
Salads
Herbs
Fruit
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 craft activities.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Information about growing and sharing food in Newsome.

Find out about other local projects and events.


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 2017 (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

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:

Vegetables
Salads
Herbs
Fruit
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

Kirklees Flower and Vegetable Show – 8th August 2015

Kirklees Summer Show 2015

Saturday 8th August 2015
12 noon to 5pm
Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Includes:

  • Huddersfield Allotments and Gardens
    Federation Show
  • The Huddersfield & District Fuchsia & Geranium Society Open Show
  • The Yorkshire Gladiolus Society Early Show
  • Huddersfield Miniatures Club display
  • Free children’s activities
  • Arts and craft stalls
  • Refreshments provided by the Friends of Greenhead Park

Receipt of exhibits:

Friday 7th August 2015 from 5pm to 8pm
Saturday 8th August 2015 from 7am to 9.30am

Award ceremony:

Saturday 8th August 2015 at 4.15pm
Presentation by The Worshipful Mayor

More info:

Kirklees Summer Show 2015 – facebook page

Kirklees Flower Show 2015 poster

You might also be interested in:

Our Community Allotment Open Day from 10am to 12 noon on the same day – why not drop in and visit us on your way to the Summer Show?

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