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 WYOG 2023 Poster WEB

We look forward to welcoming you to our 32nd show in September - we are at our usual venue in Shipley College, on Exhibition Road in Saltaire, starting at 10am. Planning has now started and we have A4 posters and A5 leaflets if anyone can help get them out. We will need judges, stewards, café helpers and cake makers. All offers via Contact Us please.

This year we are having a push on trying to get more children and schools to enter, so do encourage any young growers you know to enter something in the children’s categories. The schedule is here for you to download or in the images below so you can see all the possible classes for fresh fruit and vegetables as well as all the produce classes. As crops become ready at different times than in the past, finding ways to preserve and use our crops becomes more important.

There is a small change to the timing of the show this year, to give the judges more time we are asking all exhibitors to have registered and finished displaying their goods by 1.15am.

Schedule WYOG WEB


Photographs of vegetable snad fruit from the WYOG annual shows

The annual show started 1989 Hipperholme church Sunday afternoon, mainly organised by Jack and Joyce Tindall and from the start it was a show to be judged on taste. In the third year of the show’s life it moved to the Clarke Foley centre in Ilkley with coverage from the BBC woman’s reporter and a Guardian photographer attending. In 1993 the show moved to Cleckheaton Town Hall for several years, then to Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford in 1999 for its 10th anniversary, and from 2000 it has been at it current home at Shipley College in Saltaire.  Over the years many different and  well, known people involved in organic growing have helped with the judging, from HDRA (now Garden Organic) and DT Browns seed merchants. It grew quickly in the 1990 and over the past few years the numbers have plateaued and occasionally dip. The format has remained roughly the same with other stalls, a café,  a schedule that is revised in the light of changing circumstances – so more children’s classes were added at a time when many schools were involved in entering their produce, but now there is little opportunity to work with schools so the classes for children have been reduced. You can find copies of the schedule over the years here, and poster advertising the events here

The show ran every year until 2020 when lockdowns and the covid pandemic halted it; an outside event was held in 2021 in Saltaire and the hope is that the show will resume in 2022.

The WYOG Organic Annual Show 2022

The WYOG Organic Annual Show

The WYOG organic annual show on September 10th 2022 was an amazing success, with a high quality of entries despite the testing weather conditions this summer. Congratulations to all trophy winners, and to all those who gained first, second, third and highly commended certificates. See the full list of winners here.


The Annual Show Came Back 2022!

The 2022 organic show was an amazing success, with a high quality of entries despite the  testing weather conditions this summer. Congratulations to all trophy winners, and to all those who gained first, second, third and highly commended certificates.

Best Exhibit in Show Tony Chalcraft & Jane Thurlow, pear Marguerite Marillat

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Best Veg in Show. Val Harris for Sweetcorn Swift

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Best fruit in show. Tony Chalcraft & Jane Thurlow, Best in Fruit, pear Marguerite Marillat

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Best in Home Made, NEET, pickled beetroot

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Best exhibit in Under-16s, Lower Fields Primary Academy, for eating apple Katy

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Best stall on the day Fog & Fennel

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Best in Alcoholic Drink, Linda Scott for strawberry gin

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Best in Tomatoes Jane Thurlow & Tony Chalcraft for ’Sungold’ (cherry)

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Best in herbs/flowers/seeds, jar of flowers for butterflies & bees Hannah Llewellyn

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Best in Bread NEET

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The show from above by Sue Stanwell

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 The show from above by Sue Stanwell

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Vegetable animals, photo by Sue Stanwell


Organic Show 2022

WYOG Annual Organic Show 2022

The show was a very successful event this year, many people came (despite the festival itself being cancelled the day before and we needed to let people know we were still there). The number of entrants was up a little although the number of entries were down, maybe this was to do with the weird growing season this year when many crops were much earlier than usual, but it’s an area to concentrate on for future shows.  We had several new entrants this year, some different stalls and lots of people asking for more information, particularly on green manures and improving soil. The cafe sold out and all the stalls did well. The full list of prize winners is on our web site. We managed to get photos of the winners but not of the show itself so if anyone took some photos and could let us have them for our web site we would appreciate it! Our thanks to everyone who turned out to help, it was lovely to see people again and catch up.

Schedule of Classes

There are lots of categories and sometimes we change thes over time. Below are some of the schedules over the years:

schedule for vegetable classesschedule 13bschedule 18a