Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Our First Potato Day

Despite high winds and heavy rainfall on Sunday, over 350 local fruit and vegetable gardeners attended the first Potato Day and Seed Sales hosted by Food4Macc in the town hall during Sunday’s Treacle Market. Gardeners from as far as Heald Green came in to Macclesfield to stock up with seeds and plants for the coming season.
Organiser Stuart Potter, 42, said “We were quite apprehensive about making the investment of volunteers’ time and money in sponsoring this sale. But we went ahead believing that it would be a valuable service to the local gardening community.
The dire weather forecast for the day was not encouraging, but in the event 350 gardeners turned out, and spent enough to cover our costs.”
“The town hall staff couldn’t have been more helpful.  I think they were pleased to see the community making good use of the facility.”