Tag Archives: saffron

Pop-up farm seeks new homes for 20,000 crocus corms

Ally McKinlay has got a few thousand crocus corms on his hands, and he needs your help to distribute them. Saffron Central was the pop-up spice farm set-up on the site of Taberner House, next to Queen’s Gardens in central … Continue reading

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Community blooms as the sun shines on Saffron Central

The sun shone on Croydon’s “Central Park” yesterday, as volunteers came together on the Taberner House building site for the #BigPotUp to plant 21,000 crocus corms. Photo-journalist LEE TOWNSEND was there to capture the day exclusively for Inside Croydon Croydon … Continue reading

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Crocus farm seeks volunteers for the Big Pot Up, Sep 19

Volunteers are needed to pot up 21,000 Crocus Sativus corms in the centre of Croydon next week to ensure an autumn harvest of their precious saffron crop – which is worth its weight in gold, and then some. Last month, … Continue reading

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Taberner House saffron farm within £1,000 of fulfilling dream

A vision of recreating Croydon as Crocus Valley needs another £1,000 in crowd-funding before the weekend to become a reality. One restaurant has already placed an order for the scheme’s entire first crop of saffron, Ally McKinlay’s idea of turning … Continue reading

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