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Potato Day

We are holding our annual Potato Day on:

Sunday 6th February 2022
from 09:30am until 2:00pm.

The object of the day is to make available a large selection of seed potatoes and other vegetables to allotment plot holders and members of the public.

The event will be run in accordance with national and local restrictions that are in force at the time this being due to the Coronavirus pandemic..

As the situation changes we will modify this webpage to give the best information that we can so please continue to review this site to check the latest situation.

Each year the produce is provided by Matthew Smith of Brighter Blooms Based in Walton-Le-Dale near Preston.

This Lancashire nursery is normally associated with stunning zantedeschias, commonly called arum lilies or calla lilies, for which it has won several RHS Chelsea Gold medals. However, the September show fell too late for their usual blooms so Matthew Smith tried something a little different, to creat an attractive display out of edible salads designed to inspire gardeners with small spaces. Here he talks us through their ideas, gives a tour of the nursery and finishes up with a quick how-to guide on creating an attractive bowl of humble salad leaves.

Click here for Matthews youtube video

A SUMMARY OF THE PRODUCE OFFERED IS:

Over 90 varieties of seed potatoes provided in one kilo net bags.

Additionally there will be:

Many Varieties of Vegetable Seeds
Onion Sets and Garlic
Fruit Trees and Soft Fruit Bushes
Dahlias, Gladioli, Lilies and other summer flowering bulbs

The produce can be viewed and bought on the day at the event.

Also a Click and Collect service is being offered by Brighter Blooms through their web site www.growvegandfruit.co.uk

By visiting this website via the link below the produce offered can be reviewed in advance.

The produce can be ordered and purchased on line to be collected at the event on the 6th February in Marple free of any delivery charge.

At this time we cannot say that the event will run with total confidence but using the Click and Collect facility will ensure that you will receive your produce.

EVENT PRECAUTIONS:

Controlled entry into the building to ensure safe spacing can be maintained.
Separate entrance and exit doors.
Provision of hand gel when entering and leaving the building.
Mandatory wearing of face masks
Contactless card payment is preferred
A one way flow around the produce tables

TO VIEW THE PRODUCE CLICK THE Fruit & Veg BADGE


Please Note:
We are aiming for sustainable (plastic free) packaging.
Please bring your own bags.
The Event will be held in the:
Marple Senior Citizens Hall
Memorial Park
Marple
SK6 6BE
(access from Stockport Road, between Costa Coffee & Regent Cinema)

Car Parking is available in the Memorial Park and also in Trinity Street on the opposite side of Stockport Road, see map below:


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If you have any queries please visit the Contact Us from the menu for phone numbers

Why not make it a day out in Marple:

There are excellent views of the High Peak from the Memorial Park.
Enjoy a walk along the 16 Locks of the Peak Forest canal that runs by the Memorial Park:
Down to the aqueduct over the River Goyt
Or
Up to the Top Lock Junction with the Macclesfield Canal.

There are several other walks around Marple.
Details can be found on the Marple web site www.marple-uk.com Marple Web Site