With spring just around the corner it’s time to stock up on your seeds for the growing season ahead!
Veg on the Edge will have a seed swap stall at the now-famous West Yorkshire Organic Group’s Potato Day in Exhibition Hall, Shipley College, Saltaire on 8th February 10:00-2:00. You can bring us some of your own seeds to swap with ours or donate any extras for us to grow in the community veg beds. If you don’t have any seeds to swap you can still join in the fun and ‘pay as you feel’ for any seeds you fancy!
And while you’re there don’t forget to stock up on your potatoes!
We’ll be at Victoria Hall, Saltaire on Sunday 1st December for the Christmas light switch on.
Our stall will be full of Christmas goodies and stocking fillers – come and say hello!
The switch on event runs from 4pm-7pm and there’ll be a lovely festive choir!
As usual, we’ll be having a stall at the Sunday School gardens (in the Caroline Street car park) on the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival on 14th and 15th September – we hope to see you there! Our other garden sites are also included on the open gardens trail and are worth a forage through.
If you take a wander past the Wash House Gardens over the weekend you’ll be greeted by a feast for the ears (as well as a literal feast from the veg beds!) as there will be lovely music from a three-piece acoustic band feat. Richard Babington, Lisa Mallaghan and Dan McGlade.
Nordish has reopened in Saltaire and by heck it’s been worth the wait – it offers a combination of Nordic recipes and very local Yorkshire ingredients!
In a recent trip to Nordish we found flowers from the Veg on the Edge beds on their Smørrebrød (aka Scandinavian open sandwich) – delicious!
The cafe has a prominent spot in the village on the corner of Caroline Street and Victoria Road and has a small but perfectly formed menu of delightful cakes and delectable sandwiches – it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re passing. Find out more about Nordish here.
If you happen to be in Saltaire when Nordish is closed you can always have a go at your own recipes using Veg on the Edge produce. If you need some inspiration have a look through our recipes.
Saltaire Daily Photo have done another piece about Veg on the Edge – this time it’s about the Baker Beds. The piece includes some lovely photos of the site with the two new beds visible in the background. Read the full article and see all the photos here.
If you fancy a walk around the site the Baker Beds are down at the far end of Caroline Street – there are a couple of benches so you can have a rest in the sun and take in the scenery. While you’re there don’t forget to pick some of the fruit and veg on offer!
Have you seen our two new veg beds down at Baker Beds (far end of Caroline Street)? We’ve been busy planting them up with climbing beans, butternut squash and tomato plants – they should be ready for you to pick in the next few months…yummy!
Our volunteers braved the wind and rain at the weekend to run the Veg on the Edge stall for the Saltaire Arts Trail weekend. We had lots of goodies on the stall from home made cakes and savouries to a selection of plants. It was great to see so many people on the Arts Trail, despite the poor weather. Thanks to everyone who popped along to our stall, had a chat and made a donation – we’ll be using the funds raised to keep the beds fully stocked with lots of yummy fruit and veg for you to pick and eat!
Our next stall will be at the Saltaire Church Fete (in the United Reformed Church grounds) on 29th June from 12:30 – we hope to see you there!
…by Jenny Freckles at Salt & Light.
Jenny has written a nice little feature post about our ‘Veg on the Edge’ beds and has headed it with a lovely shot of the newly erected bamboo bean supports at the Caroline Street car park plot. Read more here and see the picture!
And while we’re talking about snapping why not snap up some veggies of your own while you wander through the village. I know Jenny mentioned in her article that she’s never taken any but we are encouraging you to take a handful of this and that, here and there. We’re all about the ‘Plant. Pick. Eat’ ethos here and if you can’t help with the Planting we’d love you to have a go with the Pick and Eat!
P.S. There’s some Swiss Chard on Platform 1 ready to pick!!
We now have a second bench at the Baker Beds site on Caroline Street. The bench has been crafted by John Bromley, local resident and friend to Veg on the Edge (thanks John!).
…So follow John’s lead in the picture below and take the weight off, have a perch in the sun and pick a vegetable or two while you’re there!
If you’re interested in joining our Veg on the Edge group get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. Our growing season has started – join us on Wednesday evenings at 6pm – we meet in Caroline Street car park.
If you’re in the mood for a saunter around Saltaire why not take a trip to the end of Caroline Street where you’ll find a green haven at our Baker Beds site. Take a pew on our lovely new bench (thanks to Hirst Wood Regeneration Group) and see if you can spot our feature plants: cherry tree, raspberries, wineberry and goji berries – we’re looking forward to some fab fruit on the site this year!
If you’re interested in joining our Veg on the Edge group get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. Growing season is just around the corner and we’ll be starting up our Wednesday evening gardening sessions from 3rd April – we meet in Caroline Street car park at 6pm.