Down on the farm day – Better Food Festival

14 September 2013 09:30 to 14 September 2013 17:45

Bristol and surrounding area

Come and meet some fabulous organic farmers, who get up early each morning, take in deep breaths of good clean Somerset air, get their wellies on and get out there and farm!

Ticket and Transport Info:
Your ticket will include a BBQ lunch (kindly sponsored by Triodos Bank) and transport for the tour. We will have a coach pick-up and drop off at both of our stores:
9:30am pick up, 5:30pm drop off. Whiteladies Road store - 94 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2QX
9:50am pick up, 5:45pm drop off. St. Werburghs store - Sevier St, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9LB

The tour includes:

Severn Project, Temple Meads
The Severn Project was formed in 2010 by visionary Steve Glover as a way of helping, in very practical terms, people coming out of drug and alcohol treatment programmes. It’s a win-win operation, offering social reintegration though training and employment to its workers, and excellent produce to a growing band of retail and restaurant customers, currently 450kg worth a week – that’s a lot of leaf!

Yeo Valley
Yeo Valley’s Garth Clark takes us on a trip to the hippest farm in the country (remember that rap?) We know and love their yogurts, butter, cream and milk, so come and meet the cows that make it. They are super-healthy, grazing close to Blagdon Lake in beautiful surroundings.

The Story Group, Wrington Vale Farm
Including BBQ lunch kindly sponsored by Triodos Bank
Meet Bill and Emma Yeats, poultry and pig farmers at The Story Group of organic farms. We’ll be shown around the pigs and poultry, and meet the Christmas turkey fledglings. We’re very proud of their exemplary farming methods, and of their high animal welfare standards.

The Community Farm, Chew Magna
Including cooking demo with Josh Eggleton
We’re delighted to have been invited to join the Community Farm on their open day. The highlight of the day is a cooking demo by Michelin star chef Josh Eggleton from The Pony in Trap, Chew Magna, using fresh farm produce. See the wonderful farm and its increased facilities including the educational yurt and gardens. The farm is producing over £4,000 of produce a week, supplying over 30 restaurant and retail customers and around 500 box customers, with additional produce from local growers and national distributers.

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Venue: Pick up and drop off at both stores – with a farm-tastic tour in between
Cost: £7.50 adults, £5 children under 14
Booking Link:
Better Food Festival



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