Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Acclaimed Stroud Potato Book re-issued!

Launch in 2011: Philip and Josie
Ahead of our seventh Stroud Potato Day on 4th February we have relaunched the amazing Stroud Potato Day Recipe Book. This book was launched back in 2011 - see here.

It has a new cover and the same 40 recipes from local people and restaurants including local food write Mathew Fort - plus nutritional advice re potatoes and folklore - did you know keeping ginger with potatoes helps keep both fresh!

The book will be available at various places including our stall in Merrywalks on Potato Day - but for those who want to grab a copy now go along to the Stroud Valleys PRoject and buy this excellent stocking filler for £5.00. Money from book raised going to Transition Stroud.

New cover
Click to see one of the recipes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stroud Potato Day 2016

Helen Royall posing for press!
Well we've done it again....this time over £270 profit for Transition Stroud and Down to Earth - but more importantly some great conversations and hearing from folk who have been inspired to grow more of their food - some for the first time - plus more folks signed up to Transition Strouds newsletter. Our film of the day will be ready very soon.....

Monday, January 18, 2016

Saturday 6th February is the day!

Run by Down to Earth with Transition Stroud on Sat Feb 6th from 9am to 3pm in Merrywalks. This year we have 18 varieties of potato from the wonderful Dundry's Nursery - mostly earlies. Price: £1.75 per kg (or 20p per tuber on the day).

Saturday, December 5, 2015

From Potato to Planet

Today is World Soil Day. The Soil Association write: 'You can help save the soil we all depend on for survival – you have the power to make a difference by choosing soil-friendly, organically farmed products and by making small steps at home'. Aardman Animations (the people behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep) have helped make a film about potatoes....see their film by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

4th Potato day was success

Soon time to chit!
Our 4th Potato Day was a great success! We had 18 varieties of potatoes and sold out of Pink Fir Apple, Sarpo Mira, Charlotte and nearly sold out of Desiree, International Kidney and Cara.

Our profit was £336.75 - for Transition Stroud and Down to Earth - with big thanks again to Chris Evans at Dundry Nurseries for his support - infact you haven't got your seed potatoes yet do go and visit Dundry for a huge range of potatoes. See all 4 films of our Potato Days at:

Monday, February 9, 2015

See our Potato Day film

What a fantastic day - huge thanks to volunteers, Dundry Nurseries and more. See 3 min film of our Potato Day in Stroud at: