TBI Potato Day 2024

02 March 2024, Starts: 11:00, Ends: 15:00

Saturday 2 March   11.00 - 4.00   North Kessock Village Hall
 

TBI's popular Potato Day will be held this year on Saturday 2 March, in North Kessock village Hall, from 11.00 to 3.00.

Over forty varieties of seed potatoes will be on sale at 20p per tuber - count as you collect and just declare the total number at the pay desk. 

There will also be onion sets, seed sale and swap, growing advice, competitions, TBI information and a cafe selling soup, cakes and tea and coffee.  Please bring your own bags, and note that payment is by cash only.

2024 Varieties list             Additional local varieties

2024 Descriptive list
 

Also at Potato Day . .

Hayley and Finlay of Seeds Of Scotland, will be selling local seeds from their new base at Ardullie Farm near Dingwall, and have asked us to publicise their catalogue.  (click 'Seed shop' on the menu).

Laura Donnelly of the Highland Community Waste Partnership will be offering information about the HCWP project and raising awareness of the urgent need to reduce food and other kinds of waste.

Black Isle Horticultural Society will be selling kits for the 'Tub of tatties' competition at their Summer Show to be held on 10 August.

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After the event

Last Saturday saw over 700 people through the door at North Kessock Village Hall for another successful TBI Potato Day.  Over 40 different varieties were available, and sold like the proverbial hot cakes, with the result that we had fewer 'leftovers' than on some previous occasions. This partly planned outcome (we ordered less), meant that although we were able to supply local primary schools and Incredible Edible Inverness there will unfortunately be no seed potatoes available at community markets this year.

TBI trustee Julie Gibson, the event's organiser, was prompt in emailing the many volunteers to thank them for their contribution to the day's success, and she herself is owed an enormous debt of gratitude for all the hard work she devoted to its organisation.

Lots more pictures  from Dave Greer

 

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Sunday 21 July
14:00 TBI Open garden Julie Gibson Munlochy
Saturday 27 July
10:00 North Kessock Community market
Sunday 28 July
14:00 TBI open garden Martin and Penny Culbokie
Saturday 10 August
NA      Black Isle Horticultural Society Summer Show 2024
NA      Cromarty Community Market
Saturday 17 August
NA      Culbokie Community Market
Monday 19 August
NA      Festival of Politics 2024 - to 23 August
Saturday 24 August
10:00 North Kessock Community market

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