Could you be the next Linda Skeens?
Dig up your most unusually shaped carrots and get baking your best Battenberg because Langwith Show is back and they are on the lookout for Langwith’s very own Linda Skeens.
Linda Skeens is a 74-year-old viral sensation who won 25 separate ribbons for her home cooking, baking and crafts at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair in June of this year.
Rhubarb Farm, the not-for-profit organiser of the upcoming Langwith Show is now hoping to use the unprecedented success of Linda in America to encourage local people to enter as many categories as they can in their show to see if there is a UK equivalent to Linda.
Jennie Street, Managing Director of Rhubarb Farm said, “We absolutely loved the story of Linda’s success over in America and we are very excited at the prospect of discovering our very own Linda right here in Langwith. We have a diverse range of 63 different categories from crochet and jewellery to biscuits and oddly shaped vegetables there is a category for every talent. We hope that the 2022 Langwith Show will be the busiest show ever”.
The cost per entry is just 50p, with the first prize for each category being £3. Best in show will take home a crisp £20 note.
Rhubarb Farm is a horticultural-based environmental social enterprise, based in Langwith, on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, providing services to anyone that will benefit from the facilities on the farm.
This includes the unemployed, substance misuse, young people, people with learning disabilities and many more.
Rhubarb Farm use the therapeutic organic horticulture model for developing skills, confidence and employability as well as to improve the health and well-being of the people they support.
Every penny raised at The Langwith Show will go towards supporting the work and upkeep of the Farm. Rhubarb Farm is a horticultural social enterprise set up and registered as a Community Interest Company on 28th October 2009. It started operating on long-disused allotment land in January 2011.
Everyone that visits Rhubarb Farm is called a volunteer, to acknowledge their value and the economic contribution they make, no matter what their needs or abilities. About 60 volunteers a week attend the Farm.
Rhubarb Farm provide therapeutic outdoor activities through the organic growing of fruit and vegetables in a safe and supervised surrounding. This is the core means of engagement for volunteers, but they are the reason for the existence of the facility.
The Langwith Show takes place on Saturday 3 September at Rhubarb Farm, Langwith from 12noon – 4pm. As well as the judged entries there will also be stalls and activities from a variety of local crafters and community organisations including a Viking encampment, belly dancers, live music and entertainment, a dog show, birds of prey, food and deink and lots more.
Could you be the Langwith Linda?
For more information please visit the Rhubarb Farm website.