Incredible Edible: Incredible celebrations are coming to town

Young volunteer Stanley Mathews presented the Chief Constable with an edible posy
Young volunteer Stanley Mathews presented the Chief Constable with an edible posy

On August 23 Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Dee Collins came to Todmorden Police Station to celebrate the seven new growing beds with us.

Town Mayor Councillor Christine Potter and her consort also came along with, local police officers Johnny Sutton and Robert Saxon, IET volunteers and folk from The Basement Project recovery group.

We put the flags out to welcome our guests in style, and had drinks and nibbles ready and waiting, it really was great to be able to celebrate with the police and the volunteers who had done all the hard work building, planting and maintaining the new police station beds.

One of our young volunteer Stanley Mathews presented the Chief Constable with an edible posy picked especially for her from the beds. The sweetcorn growing there will soon be ready to pick so keep an eye on it when as you go past so you can grab a fair cob when it’s ripe.

Our annual Incredible Edible Festival is on Sunday September 17 on Pollination Street from 12pm to 4pm, it’s going to be even bigger and better this year.

Alongside information stalls from the Bee Friendly Collective, Hour Car, SOCIT and others, will be giant puppets, mysterious mumblings and the aqua sonic listening machine from Hand Made Parade. Plus magic shows, Samba, music and dance from regular favourites Oaken Hoof who always bring something new and amazing to festival.

We will have incredible volunteers pressing apples and cooking in relays making tasters for everyone to try, there will be homemade bread and jam and Saker baker are cooking a special harvest sheaf loaf. We are thrilled that people from the Mosque will be cooking food to share.

Todmorden in Bloom are coming and the wonderful Messy Church will be doing fun things for children; there will also be crafty things for small people like printing and making magical designs.

The Incredible AqauGarden will be peddling up an absolute storm of fruit smoothies and the Incredible Farm will have a stall on the market with freshly picked produce.

Fancy creating a squash, potato or turnip baby? Get your imagination working and bring your own incredible vegetable babe to festival.

Do come and join us bring your small folk, big folk, grannies grandpas aunties and uncles will be fun for all, and we are trying to book sunshine, it’s going to be truly incredible.