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Potato day and the organic show date

Potato day 2024 was a very busy and enjoyable event, despite the second delivery of potatoes only arriving 40 minutes before we were due to open because of bad weather in Scotland. We did a review at our last meeting and have noted your ideas about better and higher signage of where varieties are when there are people in front of you. Thanks to everyone who helped sell the potatoes, donated cakes and ran the café.

Our next event will be the show on 7th September – it’s a week earlier than usual for various reasons so put the date in your diary as it will be before the festival starts.

WYOG Exists To Support & Promote Organic Growing

Its origins go back to 1955 as part of a Yorkshire-wide initiative to promote organic growing at the Harrogate Show. In 1975 the county wide group split into Mid Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Sheffield who were all branches of the Soil Association which co-ordinated these groups until 2007. WYOG started its own organic show in 1989 which continues to this day and entries are only judged on taste and not looks. WYOG also runs a potato day which sells 40 + varieties of seed potatoes, many which people cannot get from anywhere else.

WYOG sometimes organises plant swaps or wine tasting events. It has this web site which is full of advice and information on growing, organic news and innovations so please have a look around and join our mailing list for news of our events.