Sutton Poyntz holds a lighthearted Vegetable Show each year, in July. Proceeds, along with those from the Scarecrow competition, are donated to Waves, a childrens' charity based in Weymouth.

The highlight of the event is the judging of the Spud in a Tub competition, for the Des Evans trophy. Grow the heaviest weight of potatoes possible in a single bucket, from a single seed potato!

Since 2016, we have held this event in the Mission Hall.

Results and Winners

Along with the Scarecrow Competition, a total of £300 was donated to Waves in 2011. Because of the very poor growing season and competition from the Olympics, 2012 was less successful, with a bit over £200 raised for Waves. Nevertheless, the event was much enjoyed by everyone. In 2014, the Vegetable Show made £105, which, with the Scarecrow Competition, allowed us to donate just over £350 to Waves. Outstanding. No Scarecrows in 2015 or in 2016, so our donation was around £100.

Here are the results for recent years (scroll the table across for years before 2013):


  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Des Evans Trophy for 'Spud-in-a-Tub' competition Loop Walsh Tony & Anthea Heathershaw
(1.76 kg)
Jane Walsh Jane Walsh Tony & Anthea Heathershaw Paul Nicholson
Longest runner bean Dave Caddy Dave Caddy
(47.1 cm)
Dave Caddy Dave Caddy Jane Walsh Bill Egerton
Longest cucumber Tony Ferrari Dot Emblen
(43.6 cm)
Ian Locke Ian Locke Pul Nicholson Paul Nicholson
Heaviest marrow Tony Ferrari Peter Riley
(.76 kg)
no entry   John Hackford Paul Nicholson
Selection of herbs Chris Balfe Chris Balfe Diane Senior Elise Potter Brenda Pennington Caroline Crisp
3 carrots Bill Egerton Mike Haine Elise Potter Donald Pennington Mike Haine Paul Nicholson
3 tomatoes Jane Walsh Joyce Faraday Dave Carry Dave Caddy Peter Sheaves Peter Sheaves
Single lettuce Ian Locke Bill Egerton Ros Evans Dot Emblen Peter Sheaves Peter Sheaves
3 courgettes Dot Emblen John Sutherland Mike Haine Dot Emblen Peter Sheaves Dot Emblen
3 beans Mike Haine John Newbould Joyce Faraday Joyce Faraday Donald Pennington Brenda Pennington
5 soft fruit Julie Caswell Ros Evans & Jane Walsh (tied) Jane Walsh Bill Egerton Jane Walsh Dave Caddy
Anything grown in the greenhouse Erika Ferrari Ivy Sutherland Jane Walsh Dave Caddy Paul Nicholson Richard Porter
Any vegetable not listed above Erika Ferrari Dot Emblen Elise Potter Louise Sheaves Richard Porter Mike Haine
A bunch of flowers Pat Haine Ros Evans Pat Haine Mike Haine Dot Emblen Caroline Crisp
A bunch of different leaves Ros Evans Ros Evans Caroline Crisp Ros Evans Bill Egerton Pat Bellis

Well done, everyone, and thanks to all, competitors and 'judges' alike.