Food festival will feature over 175 stalls
THERE is an opportunity to give the taste buds a treat at this year’s Wells Food Festival, a free-to-enter, foodie, fun day out for all the family.
The event takes place on Sunday, October 13, from 10.30am-4.30pm, when visitors can graze their way around the Artisan Market which stretches from the Market Place into the Recreation Ground.
Festival organiser, Jon Abbott, said: “The line-up of stalls is looking really exciting. Over 175 have booked this year, and there really is something for everyone. We are delighted to welcome start-ups such as Reckless Desserts, a Somerset artisan patisserie workshop, as well producers that have been with us since the start, including Worleys Cider and Somerset Charcuterie.”
For a family-friendly way to see the festival, stop by the festival information stand on the Green and collect a map for The Collective Children’s Trail, with clues hidden in each of the main festival areas.
The Charlie Bigham’s Discovery Zone will provide food for thought.
“We thought it was fitting to have a milk and dairy theme this year,” said Jon.
“Somerset has such a strong dairy heritage, and with the economic situation in its current state, our local farmers need our support more than ever.”
Shepton Vets will give a glimpse into the world of the dairy farmer. It has 16 farm vets helping Mendip farmers keep their cows healthy, happy and productive. Visitors can also try farm fresh milk from Coombes Micro Dairy. And there will be hints and tips on yoghurt making by The Collective, as well as a look at cheese and butter.
The subject of food waste will also be high on the agenda. The average UK family could save up to £800 a year by throwing away less food and drink.
Somerset Waste Partnership will be sharing lots of advice on how to avoid unnecessary waste as well providing practical suggestions for home composting.
Meanwhile, the Bath & West Farmyard makes a welcome return to the Discovery Zone, with plenty of agricultural activities and farm animals on hand. And in the Children’s Zone in The Bishop’s Barn, Noah’s Ark Pre-School will be providing exciting foodie activities for those budding Jamies and Nigellas
For further information, visit www.wellsfoodfestival.co.uk