Posted: Yesterday at 18:20
Gran........I think the idea of an Allotment really is to produce food (or flowers or WHY ) for yourself and family. The following is not aimed at you but there does seem to be a few misapprehensions re the purpose of Allotments.
If you were to set up a Stall to sell your produce, you would be running a business. Given the fact that most Allotments are extremely cheap, this would be giving you a very unfair advantage over a Market Garden. Nothing to stop you swapping excess produce with your fellow Allotmenteers or taking it home and selling it at your garden gate.
Allotments were originally set up to provide local people with space to grow their own food. Not everyone sticks to this rule but those that don't should be asked to run their business elsewhere.
I don't know the ins and outs of running a business from your own home these days without applying for PP to do so but so many people do........buying and selling via the Internet for a profit constitutes a business enterprise. I suspect that provided you pay your taxes to the IR's standard, no one is really going to question it.
Let's keep Allotments for the purpose they were intended........to keep you in veg...sell your excess at your garden gate by all means but if you want to run a commercial enterprise, do the decent thing and buy or rent the land to do it from.