Shropshire Potato Day 2013

A local company, Jalving Potatoes UK Ltd, which is based in Great Bolas is organising Shropshire’s first Potato Day on Sunday 3rd March. The event, which is to held at Harper Adams University, is aimed at providing real choice from a great selection of seed potatoes and is hoping to attract dedicated gardeners, allotment growers and potato enthusiasts.

Following the example set by the very successful Hampshire Potato Day this event will feature over 100 different varieties of seed potatoes. These will be available in small 2.5kg bags and as single tubers, perfect for trying various varieties. Free advice will be available from an RHS Gold Medal winning grower of over 380 varieties.

Find out more on the Shropshire Potato Day website.

General access to the event is from 12 noon-3pm, however early bird pre-registered access is available from 10am. There will be a £1 charge on the door, which covers the cost of the facilities but also includes a free catalogue. Early bird registration is available through the website.

farmers market, with over 60 stalls, will also be taking place at Harper Adams on the day. It is hoped that the Potato Day area will include other vegetables such as onion sets, peas, beans, etc. but this has to be confirmed. There is plenty of  parking available and a cafe on site.

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