Swap your surplus fruit and veg at Telford event

By Rob Smith | Ironbridge | News | Published:

Gardeners and growers with an abundance of harvested fruit and vegetables this summer are invited to bring them to a swap meeting and find something new to take home.

A new event named Harvest Local will be held at the Coalbrookdale Community Centre on Sunday, September 24, from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors can swap their own surplus produce with other growers who may have completely different crops to offer.

There will be expert advice given on preserving seed to re-use next year, and refreshments will also be available.

The event is being organised by green groups Transition Telford and Open Gardens (Coalbrookdale).

Lynn Mann of Transition Telford said: "September is the time of year when the veg patch is producing more than you can cope with – enough courgettes to feed an army, loads of tomatoes ripening at once and more.

"If you expect this to happen in your garden, come and share it at Harvest Local."

For more information contact Louise Lomax on

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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