Rushfields Champion Allotment Competition 2022


Presentation to winners by our Judges, Louise Crush, Eddie Woodward & Guest Judges from Rushfields Plant Centre and Rock Farm.

Date:  Saturday 3rd September 2022.  11am

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

Rushfield Plant Centre, Poynings, one of our kind Festival sponsors, have also generously provided prize vouchers to third place.

Higgidy Pies – another of our wonderful Festival sponsors, have kindly donated superb goodie bags to all our winning places.

Champion Trophy donated by Steyning & District Community Partnership



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 2022 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 and Eddie Woodward plus our Guest Judges from Rushfield Plant Centre & Rock Farm,  had a very tough time deciding on winners – as always the standard and content of the allotments was just amazing.  If you missed being involved this time, have a go next year !   

Grateful thanks go to both our generous Festival Sponsors,  Rushfield Plant Centre for their kindness in also providing the prize vouchers to third place and also to Higgidy Pies for providing superb goodie bags for all winners, crammed full of their delicious products.

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.

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.

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.


COCOA LOCO Local award winning ethical chocolate producers.

HIGGIDY PIES  Local producer, making glorious everyday food to help people live well.

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

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

STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL  - supporting community projects wherever possible.

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