On Saturday 14 May 2022 we see the very welcome return of Transition Tynedale’s popular plant swap. We’ve always been advocates of people knowing where their food comes from. Being able to talk to or ask questions of the person who made, grew or reared the food you are buying is one of our core criteria. We’re also advocates of people growing some of their own food, even if it is just a pot of herbs on a window sill. Both are important parts of a more towards greater resilience and food sovereignty, where we take responsibility for the food that we eat.
So we’re delighted to have the plant swap back. Most gardeners will grow more seedlings than they know what to do with; after all, you never know quite how many seeds are going to germinate, or how many might get eaten by sneaky slugs. We’re hoping that some of those surplus plants will make it to the market on Saturday for others to be helped out by them. More often than not we have more plants than we know what to do with, and if you haven’t got anything to add to the stall, don’t worry, you’d be welcome to take a few home and grow them on at home anyway.
In addition to the plant swap stall we have 22 fabulous local producers of great food and drink, all from within 50 miles of Hexham. The market runs between 9am and 1.30pm.