Potato Day 2023 will be our 15th Annual Event!
Dates for your diary:
Pre ordering will open on October 10th 2022 until 4th December 2022
Potato Day for order collection and buying will be on 28th January 2023
Pre-orders for potatoes benefit from a small discount to on the day prices.
Interested to see how we organise Potato Day? Maybe you could help too – organising Potato Day 2022
Potato Day has become an annual event where Transition Chesterfield provide a number of different varieties of premium Scottish seed potatoes supplied by Jamieson Brothers of Annan (JBA), plus onion sets, shallots, garlic bulbs, and many different varieties of pea and bean seeds. We also have Vitax Organic Potato Fertiliser.
The garlic, shallots, onions, peas and beans are supplied by a local Derbyshire wholesale seed supply company.
We purchase these at trade prices so that we can provide them for the best possible price while supporting various organisations.
Transition Chesterfield administers all the ordering for Chesterfield and Transition Loughborough, profits from Loughborough sales are given to Transition Loughborough.
We also have lots of orders from Hathersage and the Hope valley. These are collected in bulk and orders can be collected from Hathersage.
The beauty of our method of selling seed potatoes is that people can try a number of different varieties by buying, say 3 or 4 tubers, and growing them in their back garden or in a tub, sack, planter or other container. Buying from a garden centre usually is in 2 or 2.5kg nets which contain at least 20 potatoes of the same variety.
Pre-Order Leaflet for Potato Day 2023
Ideally you will order online from the catalogue link above – this makes our task easier and please remember we are all volunteers. If you need us to send you a paper copy of our pre order leaflet for Potato Day 2023 please text ‘Potato Day’ and your name and address to: 07834 838076 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Potato Days and groups
We work with partners running similar events in other places. Transition Loughborough run a Potato Day on the same day as us and all their ordering is done through our website. We usually have a bulk order from the Hathersage allotment group in the Hope Valley too as well as supplying other community projects. If your group would like to run a Potato Day and use our ordering system do get in contact with us: email@example.com
Can You Spare Some Time?
As before, we’re looking for volunteers to help out the day before and on the day of the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out.
Why Do We Do This?
Potato Day helps and encourages many people to take that first step in growing their own food. It also helps out those who are already growing their own. Leftover potatoes are donated to local schools for the students to grow, and the money we raise helps pay for our long-term project to maintain our organic demonstration garden in Chesterfield (The Inspire Community Garden) and to plant fruit trees and other edible plants in public places.
Other projects are funded by Transition Chesterfield to help people in the area be more self-sufficient, sustainable and reduce their carbon footprints.
Please help us do all these things by spreading the news about Potato Day.