5 Feb 2011

Potato Day success: over 4,600 potatoes sold!

Wow what a success!! The aim wasn't specifically to raise money but rather awareness of Transition Stroud and growing your own.

Update: See short film of day here.

Well we have sold over 4,600 potatoes - which easily covers expenses of leaflets and posters, table hire, seed pots etc. and we hope to have well over £200 profit plus lots more from the sales of the great Recipe book. Final figure will depend on last potato sales and any last expenses.

It was a very busy day. In fact most of the time we seemed to need 8 Transition volunteers just to keep up with the steady flow of customers. One volunteer, Paul, even managed to sell one seed potato each to a group of teenagers, quite a large number of our customers were first time buyers, many people wanting basic advice on how to grow and quite a large number just buying enough potatoes for a couple of pots. We also had a few allotment holders and several people wanting 40 plus tubers. People still raving about the Potato Recipe book and several comments about the leaflets we handed out.

Read more about the event and about potatoes still available until Wednesday on our blog here.

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