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Looking forward to Potato Days

It’s not too long to wait now for the popular Potato Days – the series of potato buying themed days organised by Pennard Plants. It’s the twelfth year the Somerset nursery have been organising the days and as well as a huge range of seed potatoes you’ll be able to buy onion sets, shallots and garlic bulbs and more.

Oxford Potato Day, Sunday, 6th January. West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd, Oxford. OX2 OBT. Free entry. Oxford & District Federation of Allotment Associations. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Swindon Potato Day, Saturday, 12th January. Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel St , Swindon. SN2 8DA. Free admission. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Bristol Potato Day & Seed Fair, Sunday, 13th January. Windmill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA. Free admission. 10am to 1pm.

Urchford Potato Day, Saturday, 26th January. The Village Hall, Urchford, Nr Devizes SN10 4QT. Admission £1. 10am to 1pm.

Brixham Potato Day, Thursday, 31st January. Scala Hall, Brixham Town Hall, Devon TQ5 8TA. Organised by Stoney Park Allotment Association and Pennard Plants. Admission is free.

Bridport Potato Day, Saturday, 5th January. Bridport United Church, East St, Bridport DT6 3LY. Admission is free. 10am to 3pm.

Blandford Potato Day, Sunday, 27th January. Pimperne Village Hall, Pimperne, near Blandford DT11 8UZ. Organised by Blandford Museum Victorian Gardening Club and Pennard Plants. Admission is 50p. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Drimpton Potato Day, Saturday, 2nd February. Drimpton Village Hall, near Beaminster, DT8 3RF. Organised by Clapton & Wayford Horticultural Society with Pennard Plants. There will be a small admission charge. 10.30am to 2pm.

Yetminster Potato Day, is a new event on Tuesday, 5th February. Yetminster Jubilee Hall, Church St, Yetminster  DT9 6LQ. 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

Mainden Newton Potato Day, Saturday, 23rd February. The Village Hall, Station Rd, Maiden Newton DT2 0AE. Admission is free. 10.30 am to 2pm.

Petersfield Potato Afternoon, Thursday, January 17th. Herne Farm Community Centre, Crundles, Herne Farm, Petersfield GU31. This is a new venue for the event which runs from 2pm to 5pm.

Damerham Potato Day, Saturday, 16th February. Damerham Village Hall, Fordingbridge, Hamnpshire SP6 3HQ. Dareham and District Horticultural Society. Small admission charge. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Somerset Potato Day, Sunday 20th January. Crayford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Williton Potato Day, Sunday, 17th January. Williton Pavilion, Williton Recreational Ground, Robert St, Williton TA4 4PG. 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap, Sunday 24th February. The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE. 101m to 3pm.

Further details on all the potato days on www.potato-days.net or www.pennardplants.com

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