Trading Hut

Open every Saturday & Sunday from 10am to Midday (11am-Midday in Winter)

20th March: Mooorside Allotments Shop: Contingency Arrangements

Hello Moorside Allotment Shoppers!

In the light of the current health constraints, I have made alternative arrangements to enable you to buy and collect your gardening needs safely.

As from today, if you want to purchase anything from our Moorside Allotment Shop, please email me your order (further contact details available via our Facebook Group). The shop sales sheet for both standard items and seed potatoes features on the allotment website, together with current prices. I will make up your order and you can collect it from the concourse table between the shop and the trading hut store from 10 am on Saturday. I will make sure the order is available in time for what would normally be opening time but would like 24 hrs notice, if that is possible please so I can get down and select your requirements. I will attach a hard copy of your order and the bill, keeping a duplicate in the shop to await payment at a later date.

Just a reminder too, that we still have lots of compost, bird food and seed potatoes, as well as the usual fertilisers, jam, honey and so on.  If you need manure, let me know and I can make sure the manure gate is open between 10 am and noon on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the meantime, stay well and enjoy the fresh air of Moorside!

Best wishes

 Susan Pownall

Shop Manager.

18th March 2020.

Moorside Trading Hut News – February 2020: Additional seed potatoes now in stock.

 When we ordered our seed potatoes last November, we had hoped to receive a supply of the First Early variety ORLA.  Unfortunately they were out of stock.  However, with our delivery of compost this week, our suppliers have now added our missing spuds!  They are now on our potato shelf in the shop from Saturday, 15th February. Certainly worth a try, given their qualities described below:

 Potato 'Orla' has outstanding foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers. This first early variety can also be grown as a second early and early maincrop from slightly later plantings, as tubers will bulk up well. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Orla seed potatoes are a very popular variety for the organic grower due to their high blight resistance.

 Orla, Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit,  are one of the better tasting potato varieties available, and produce large crops of bold white tubers.

A 2kg bag will cost you £2.50 from our Moorside Allotments Shop – half the price of normal retail outlets! 

 Don’t hang around, our seed potoatoes certainly don’t.  We are sold out of Charlotte already with other varieties also down to the last few 2kg nets.

 Susan Pownall

Moorside Shop Manager

12th February 2020.


Moorside Trading Hut News – January 2020.

Hello Moorsiders,  young and old,  seasoned and new members!

Our shop, open all year round, has just taken delivery of some exciting stock for the 2020 season, including some new items as well as our new season’s selection of seed potatoes.  All available immediately. (see below)

We’ve also topped up our existing lines to cope with demand, which is picking up week on week with the milder weather.  And - for those of you who have been asking, we now have lots of lime, so thank you for your patience!  And, something new for mixing with your compost, we are trialling 25kg sacks of horticultural silver sand and also 25kg sacks of horticultural 5mm coarse grit.

See you down at the shop on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am till noon, when our team of cheery volunteers look forward to helping  you.

Susan Pownall

Moorside Shop Manager.

23rd January 2020.


23rd January - Seed Potatoes 2020 Season - In Stock Now!

First Earlies
Lady Christl £2.50
Red Duke of York (Heritage) £2.50
Rocket - £2.50

Second Earlies
Nadine £2.50
Charlotte (RHS Award) £2.50
Kestrel (Heritage) £2.50

Main Crop
Desiree £2.50
Maris Piper - £2.50
Setanta (Blight Resistant) £2.50

Our seed potatoes are always quick to sell out as they are available at such competitive prices compared with garden centres. To avoid disappointment, please call into the Moorside Allotments Trading Hut on Saturday or Sunday between 10 am and noon to either purchase or reserve your selection. Stock is now in!.