Potato Day Shop

Potato Day is our annual sale of seed potatoes, seeds, compost, fertilisers and sundries (usually at a physical venue!) in February.

Any proceeds go into funding things like the Allotment Development Awards, allowing allotment sites to bid for infrastructure improvements, and the New Plotholder Awards, encouraging fresh growers.

It’s a great chance to start your allotment year, and also to meet other people from across the city. Last time – before the pandemic – we had over 500 people through the doors!

We hope to be back with an in-person Potato Day next year, Feb 2024. For one final year, we’re running the shop online again while the process is taken on by a new team of volunteers.

How it works…

  • Place your order and pay

    • We take PayPal or credit / debit cards
  • Book a pickup time

    • Your confirmation email includes a link to book a slot in our pickup calendar
    • (If you’ve only ordered fruit / veg / flower seed packets, we can put those in the post!)
  • Pick up your order from this year’s hub

    • The Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments in Pollok Park are hosting this year’s pickup point
    • Your confirmation email includes instructions on where to go in the park’s one-way system

Why is Potato Day still online this year?

While we might have been able to find a hall now that the pandemic restrictions have mostly all lifted, we’re also working with a new team.

Many of you will know Jan McDonald, the fantastic one-woman engine who drove the event for the past 10+ years. Jan has hung up her boots to focus on other ventures now, and though she’s still at the end of a phone call if we need her advice, we’re just making sure that we can at least get the most important part right: getting you the potatoes in a way that:

  • brings you a huge variety,
  • saves you money,
  • and generally provides a friendly service to you and your fellow growers.