It’s show time for green campaigners

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Mammoth marrows, tremendous tomatoes and colossal cucumbers will be among the exhibits on show as an allotment society hosts its annual event.

Now in its fourth year, the Well Field Allotment Society show will take place at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock on Saturday, September 3.

With more people embracing the good life and growing their own food the Mercury has launched an Allotments For All campaign in a battle to obtain more plots in the town.

After discovering around 100 people in the area were waiting for growing space we have been urging local authorities to find new allotments.

And with gardening groups like the Well Field Society on board we hope our efforts will pay off and we’ll have some positive news to report soon – watch this space!

Dave Goodridge, of Well Field Allotment Society, said the show was getting bigger and better each year and they were encouraging as many people as possible to take part.

He added: “It’s a great showcase for the Well Field allotmenteers but we’re all very keen for others to join the fun and help create a fantastic harvest display.”

All sorts of fruit, vegetables and flowers will be judged by the society’s president Geoff Cobb and jams, chutneys and cakes will be judged by gold medal winning caterer, Sue Warner. The show will also include an art and craft section, needlework, a giant pumpkin competition and contests for children.

Face-painting, cakes, teas and other refreshments will be on sale as well as a chance to find out more about the allotment campaign.

Anyone wishing to take part should bring their entries along in the morning.

Doors will be open to the public at 2.30pm with prizes presented at 3.30pm. A produce sale will take place at 4pm.

n If you want join our campaign to get more allotments for Matlock email news@matlockmercury.co.uk and tell us why you would like a plot.