Since 2005, Sutton Poyntz has held a lighthearted Vegetable Show each year, in July. Proceeds, if any, are donated to charity.

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. Neither event was held in 2020 but the Veg Show was restarted in 2021.

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

  2023 2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Des Evans Trophy for 'Spud-in-a-Tub' competition

Duncan Sleightholme (0.732 kg)

Julie Caswell (3 lb 4 oz) Margaret Sykes (2.23 kg) Joyce Faraday (2.06 kg) Loop Walsh (2.36 kg) Tony & Anthea Heathershaw (1.35 kg) Loop Walsh Tony & Anthea Heathershaw
(1.76 kg)
Jane Walsh Jane Walsh Tony & Anthea Heathershaw Paul Nicholson
Longest runner bean Caroline Crisp (38cm) Bill Egerton Wendy Langridge Bill Egerton (42.2 cm) Bill Egerton Tony Heathershaw Dave Caddy Dave Caddy
(47.1 cm)
Dave Caddy Dave Caddy Jane Walsh Bill Egerton
Longest cucumber   Lizzie Bergman Mike Haine Ian Locke (32.2 cm) Tony Ferrari Dave Langridge Tony Ferrari Dot Emblen
(43.6 cm)
Ian Locke Ian Locke Pul Nicholson Paul Nicholson
Heaviest marrow Sue Pether (2.274kg) Tony Ferrari   Tony Ferrari (> 5kg) Tony Ferrari Tony Ferrari Tony Ferrari Peter Riley
(.76 kg)
no entry   John Hackford Paul Nicholson
Selection of herbs Jackie Greet Liz Balfe Brenda Pennington Mike Dodd Ros Evans Liz Bell Chris Balfe Chris Balfe Diane Senior Elise Potter Brenda Pennington Caroline Crisp
3 carrots   Mike Haine Mike Haine Dave Caddy Elise Potter Sarah Ayling Bill Egerton Mike Haine Elise Potter Donald Pennington Mike Haine Paul Nicholson
3 tomatoes Kirsty Masone Mike Haine Wendy Langridge Joyce Faraday Ian Locke Ros Evans Jane Walsh Joyce Faraday Dave Carry Dave Caddy Peter Sheaves Peter Sheaves
Single lettuce Mike Haine Bill Egerton   Bill Egerton Bill Egerton Colin Marsh Ian Locke Bill Egerton Ros Evans Dot Emblen Peter Sheaves Peter Sheaves
3 courgettes Ed Peeler Mike Haine Hilary Davidson Bill Egerton Caroline Crisp Mike Haine Dot Emblen John Sutherland Mike Haine Dot Emblen Peter Sheaves Dot Emblen
3 beans Mike Haine Ian Locke Duncan Sleightholme Dave Caddy Bill Egerton Ros Evans Mike Haine John Newbould Joyce Faraday Joyce Faraday Donald Pennington Brenda Pennington
3 members of the allium family Sue Pether Hilary Davidson Sue Pether Erica Ferrari                
5 soft fruit Tony Ferrari Erica Ferrari Wendy Langridge Tony Ferrari Erica Ferrari Dave Langridge Julie Caswell Ros Evans & Jane Walsh (tied) Jane Walsh Bill Egerton Jane Walsh Dave Caddy
Anything grown in the greenhouse       Dave Caddy Erica Ferrari Poppy Cantrill Erika Ferrari Ivy Sutherland Jane Walsh Dave Caddy Paul Nicholson Richard Porter
Any vegetable not listed above   Gail Harwood Sue Pether Erica Ferrari Erica Ferrari Dave Caddy Erika Ferrari Dot Emblen Elise Potter Louise Sheaves Richard Porter Mike Haine
Funny-shaped vegetable or fruit   Erica Ferrari Wendy Langridge Mike Dodd                
A bunch of flowers Caroline Crisp Penny Fenwick Sue Legg Pat Haine Caroline Crisp Pat Haine Pat Haine Ros Evans Pat Haine Mike Haine Dot Emblen Caroline Crisp
A bunch of different leaves   Erica Ferrari Emma Mathews Erica Ferrari Dot Emblen Erica Ferrari Ros Evans Ros Evans Caroline Crisp Ros Evans Bill Egerton Pat Bellis
3 eggs   Erica Ferrari   Erica Ferrari                
Victoria Sponge cake Jackie Raw                      
Home decorated cupcakes Annette Slater                      
Home-made jam                        
Home-made pickle Ed Peeler