Valley Fest 4-6 August 2017
‘Get on Our Land!’
Dance, celebrate the land and eat to your heart’s content. Valley Fest is set beside a lake in rolling hills of the Mendips. There’ll be good music, great vibes, fantastic food and loads for kids to do, including the odd tractor ride.
Valley Fest began in 2014 after farmer, Luke Hasell, took over the land when both his parents passed away in their early fifties. To honour their memory, Luke decided to put on an event that would encompass their zest for life, and their love of good food.
Luke was BBC Food & Farming’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year nominee in 2014 and is passionate about connecting people with where their food comes from and helping them to reconnect with the land that it’s grown on.
The Community Farm, which is where Valley Fest is held, is a community-owned social enterprise, growing and selling organic food through a box delivery service. More than 500 local people share ownership of the farm and want to throw their arms wide open to a few more for a knees up!
The festival is now in its 4th year, and this time, the organisers are committing to all food stalls being organic. With a Midnight Feast and Sunday Picnic gatherings, there’s a real emphasis on sharing good food with good people – including us! Soil Association staff will be there in full force. Come and say hello at our stand.
From the Organiser
As a farmer, I care deeply about the land and the provenance of food – and that’s what organic is – we want everyone to enjoy the best food along with the best music.Luke Hasell Valley Fest Organiser