2023 Champion Allotment Competition


Presentation to winners by Louise Crush from the Farmers Market together with two guest judges.

Date:  Saturday 2nd September 2023.  11am

Venue:  Steyning Farmers Market, Steyning High Street Car Park.  




Steyning Farmers Market, Steyning High Street Car Park.  


Saturday 3rd September 2022.  11 am

Steyning and Upper Beeding allotment holders were invited to take part in this competition, where judging took place at the end of July 2023 to tie in with the growing season.  The criteria was: (a) the condition of the plot – was it well stocked & clean; (b) the quality and variety of the vegetables, flowers, fruit & plants and (c) the arrangement of the plot and how it overcame localised site problems.  The judging took in inspection of the plot during the judging days and the winner chosen from what was seen at that time.   

A great opportunity to show off allotments, plus enjoying some friendly, local rivalry. Our Judges Lou Crush together with two guest judges will have the very tough time of deciding on winners – the standard and content of the allotments are always amazing.  If you missed being involved in 2022, have a go this year !   

Our grateful thanks go to:

Rushfield Plant Centre for their kindness in providing the prize vouchers to third place for the Championship Class . Higgidy Pies for providing superb goodie bags for all Class winners, crammed full of their delicious products.                  Steyning & District Community Partnership – for providing the Championship Trophy.

May we take this opportunity to thank all our superb and generous sponsors.   Without their support and enthusiasm our Festival could not take place – we really cannot thank them enough.

This year our sponsors are:


HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL - Providing a range of public services making Horsham District a great place to live, work and visit.   Supporting local communities with advice on availability of grants & funding for projects and events; various free training programmes/workshops and start-up business support and information.   www.horsham.gov.uk


THE SUSSEX GROCER - Knight’s Budgens is a family owned & operated business who have been running award winning shops since 2007.  The Sussex Grocer opened in Steyning last year, providing a vast range of food, drink & household needs.  Many products are Sussex sourced, something of which they are very proud.   www.facebook.com/KnightsBudgensofSteyning


HJ BURT - One of the area’s longest standing independent estate agencies; unprecedented service covering all property matters.www.hjburt.co.uk

COCOA LOCO Local award winning ethical chocolate producers.  www.cocoaloco.co.uk

HIGGIDY PIES–Local producer,making glorious everyday food to help people live well.www.higgidy.co.uk

RUSHFIELDS PLANT CENTRE -a family run business that has been serving its local Poynings community and beyond for nearly 40 Years. The business began as just a few greenhouses in a field and has blossomed into a diverse centre offering a much-loved Café and Farm Shop, both focusing on local produce.www.rushfields.com

STEYNING & DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER - Promoting, protecting and developing the interests of the business community of Steyning and District. www.steyningchamber.co.uk

STEYNING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP –Volunteers organising projects/events to bring benefit to residents, businesses & visitors. www.visitsteyning.co.uk

STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL  - supporting community projects wherever possible. www.steyningpc.gov.uk

WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT PLOUGHING & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – established in 1871. Very pro-active in promoting the interests of the local farming community. www.westgrinsteadploughing.co.uk/about-us

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HJ Burt estate agent logo
Cocoa Loco Logo
Higgidy Family Kitchen
Rushfields logo
West Grinstead & District ploughing and agricultural society logo

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