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By this time next week, the first Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival will be over! The first Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival in Forfar market on Sunday, September 30 will be a showcase for the crafters and smallholders of Scotland alike. But meantime, the organisers are putting the final touches to the livestock , poultry and waterfowl show; to the food and craft competitions and fair; to the trade stand exhibits and the demonstrations and seminars.
The Olympics may be over but families looking for a great day out should sprint down to the unique City Harvest Festival, featuring London’s own city farms and community gardens, on September 22 at Capel Manor College in Enfield.
Final arrangements for the Scottish Smallholder and Grower are now underway. The Festival, which takes place on Sunday 30th September at Forfar Market, Angus, is the first event in Scotland dedicated to smallholders, crofters, those producing food on modest acreages (and those who would like to).
Two generations have forgotten that autumn planting gets gardens in shape for the following year, saves money and helps many plants better establish, according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Guyhirn Village Hall near Wisbech Cambridgeshire is having a local produce day where you can buy, sell or swap any produce you have grown or made, including plants, vegetables, fruit, preserves, seeds, homemade cakes, wine etc. Got a glut of courgettes, an extra few hars of jam or some spare herb plants? Why not come and swap the fruits of your labour with other local like-minded people?
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