Preparations are underway for our first time at The Big Feastival – a fantastic weekend of music, food and fun for all the family!
Over the August Bank Holiday, TV chef Jaime Oliver and Blur bassist Alex James will welcome families from all over the UK to enjoy food, music and activities including food and drink stands, cookery classes, arts and craft workshops, a vintage fun fair and live music tents.
Taking place in the idyllic Cotswolds, this year is the event’s fifth anniversary but it’s our first time attending!
We’ll have a stand in the Lifestyle Village where you can come and meet the Seed Pantry team on stand LS03 and find out about growing your own food at home. We’ll be launching some exciting new products and will also be demonstrating our grow pod as well as seed starter kits, all available with special Big Feastival discounts.
We’ll be running seed sowing activities for families each day at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30 and offering you the chance to win exciting grow your own food kits in our prize draw!
With live music from Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs and Tinie Tempah, cookery demos from Jaime Oliver himself, as well as Raymond Blanc and Gizzi Erskine, the three-day event promises to be a feel good festival for the whole family.
Weekend tickets are already sold out but day passes are still available so book soon to secure your places! Children under 12 go free and there are discounted rates for teens.
The Big Feastival takes place from 26th to 28th August on Alex James’ farm in The Cotswolds. To find out more about and to book tickets, visit http://thebigfeastival.com
Make sure you come to Lifestyle Village and visit the Seed Pantry stand (number LS03) for our seed sowing sessions and to enjoy some home grown veggies and greens!
During May we are running a fantastic giveaway with our friends over at Organix, with the chance to win £50 worth of tasty treats for your little ones!
Simply send us a photo of you cooking with the kids and their favourite fresh vegetables to be entered into the draw.
You can post them on twitter @SeedPantry , facebook , instagram or email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be announcing the winner in May.
Maybe Chloe likes carrots, or Peter likes peas – whatever their preference, let us know to win a bundle of yummy Organix Goodies!
Get creative with our festive veg competition, from snazzy sprouts, to cute carrots, pretty parsnips and opulent onions, dress up your seasonal vegetables and send us a photo to be in with a chance to win one of our Mini Summer Allotment Kits!
All you have to do is decorate your vegetables with festive decorations and send us a photo to email@example.com to be in with a chance to win.
Alternatively, post your photo on our Twitter or Facebook pages, with the hashtag #festiveveg
Let us know if you have grown the vegetables yourself or made your own decorations for extra bonus points.
We have jazzed up our fruit and veg with these pretty bows and even hung gingerbread people on our chilli tree!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Use cloves to make faces on sprouts
- Make a snowman out of a cauliflower and use chopped up veg for the face, buttons and scarf
- Decorate a broccoli with cherry tomatoes and strips of peppers to look like baubles and tinsel
A winner will be announced on Friday 19th December so get creative with your veggies and put your best entries forward.
Merry Christmas to all our green-fingered friends!
We have teamed up with Organic Surge natural beauty products to give you the chance to win some of their lovely products to care for your hands. We’ve got a Lime, Basil and Rosemary hand cream and hand scrub set to cleanse, protect and soothe tired hands up for grabs for one lucky winner!
The competition will run on our Twitter and Facebook pages, or you can email us to be entered into the draw – firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete the sentence: My hands need the Organic Surge treatment because…
Open to UK residents only. Winner will be notified by 30th October.
We’re also running an exclusive 20% discount* on all Organic Surge products from Friday 17th to Friday 24th October. Place your order now and enter the following code at the check out: SEED20
For more information on the Organic Surge range of beauty products, visit the website: http://www.organicsurge.com
*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
We are delighted to introduce you to our first Seed Pantry Grower of the Month! Steve Harrison from Barlow, near Selby, enjoys growing his own with his three-year old grandson, Jack.
They love going down to the veg garden together and tending to the plants, sowing seeds and, of course, collecting the harvests. He grows three varieties of tomatoes, which have all been picked and added to salads and family meals, as well as peas, carrots, onions, pumpkins and chillies. They have also grown some delicious fruits – raspberries, blackcurrants, grapes, apples, pears – and lots of salad leaves, lettuces, herbs and even olives!
Here are some photos to show some of his harvests this year.
Steve (and little Jack!) – congratulations on being chosen as our Grower of the Month! Keep up the good work and let us know what you are growing next!
Entries are still open for our next grower of the month slot, so if you’d like to feature on our newsletter with a short story about how you got into growing your own, then send your details to email@example.com along with a photo of some of your home-grown veg, salads and herbs and we’d love to feature you!
Here at Seed Pantry, we’re keen to find out more about our green-fingered foodie fans so we are looking for Growers of the month to be featured on our newsletter, website, Facebook and Twitter.
You can nominate yourself, a friend, a family member or someone in your community who is a ‘grow your own’ fan.
Just email us with your name, contact details and a short story about how you got into growing your own food, what you have grown, and a photo of some of your home-grown vegetables, salads and herbs. Entries will be reviewed by the Seed Pantry team and we’ll pick one winner every month.
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org titled ‘Grower of the month’
Happy growing and good luck!
Our new competition is for all food growers out there from beginners to experts. We’re celebrating the great British Spring Season with photos of all growing edibles from seeds, sowings and seedlings that are growing in any veg spaces you have, include yourselves along with the family in the pics too if you wish.
Just send in your best photos with the subject ‘SPRING COMPETITION’ to email@example.com and we’ll pop them on our facebook page for judging by the Seed Pantry team and fans.
3 lucky winners will receive:
First prize winner will receive a gourmet Summer Salads Starter Pack
Two runners up will receive our wonderful Mini Herb Pantry seed kit along with some mini compost disc’s to sow the seeds in!
The spring competition starts now and runs through to June…so celebrate foodie spring and get snapping!
We are listed with PhotographyCompetitions.Net
COMPETITION…Snowy Veg Patch?
We’re launching our winter competition that celebrates your lovely veg surviving the cold conditions!
All you need to do is send a picture of your winter veg growing inside or outside in any space in the veg patch or pots/containers, we will select the best photo and the lucky winner will receive a gourmet Summer Veg Starter Pack to get spring off to a good start and two runners up will receive a Mini Herb Pantry seed kit!
To enter just email your picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘SNOWY VEG COMPETITION’
We will put all the entries on our facebook page too….so get snapping
Competition ends 14th February 2011. This has been extended from the 22nd January.
We are listed at PhotographyCompetitions.Net