Potato Day 2024 will be on Saturday 27th January!
Chesterfield and Loughborough will have ‘pop up’ shops on the day selling a variety of seed potatoes, alliums, beans & peas.
Pre orders have now closed!
Pre-orders for potatoes benefit from a small discount to ‘on the day’ prices.
Last year we held pre order prices despite an 8% increase. This year there has been another 8% increase so we have had to increase the price of potatoes and onion sets but they still represent very good value!
Interested to see how we organise Potato Day? Maybe you could help too – organising Potato Day 2023
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 supplied by a local Derbyshire wholesale seed supply company. We also have Vitax Organic Potato Fertiliser.
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 Transition Loughborough too, 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.
Transition Buxton organise a collection point in Buxton as well.
When you complete your order you will be asked to fill in your collection town.
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 is usually in 2 or 2.5kg nets which contain at least 20 potatoes of the same variety.
Ideally you will order online from the catalogue link above – this makes our task easier and please remember we are all volunteers. We can send a list of what varieties we have available for Potato Day 2024 please text ‘Potato Day’ and your name and address to: 07834 838076 or email : email@example.com
If your group would like to run a Potato Day and use our ordering system do get in contact with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 other projects such as the monthly Repair Cafe & Abundance. Also we give some of the money raised to the organic demonstration Inspire Community Garden in Chesterfield.
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.