Crickley Food Festival celebrates ethical food: Sunday 8 October

Tuesday 26th September 2017

The Crickley Food Festival, an event celebrating ethically and sustainably-sourced food as part of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Friendly Food Project, is coming to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Crickley Hill nature reserve on Sunday 8 October.

Supporting and showcasing local suppliers and producers, the festival brings together local producers by reconnecting people with good practice in food production as part of a project sponsored by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, which promotes positive change towards a future where wildlife friendly food is the favoured option for the majority.

Taynton Farm Foods, Wolfy’s, Bensons’ and The Artisan Kitchen are among those taking part in the project and will be at the festival which runs from 11am till 4pm.

They will be selling their products at the event as well as offering tasty samples. There will also be cookie decorating and face painting for children, while Forest of Dean based Harts Barn Cookery School will be putting on a special cooking demonstration too. Acoustic folk, blues and jazz group Dark Island will also be performing.

Among the other suppliers and producers participating in the festival are Cotteswold Dairy, Day’s Cottage, Ethical Addictions, Jess’s Ladies Organic, Kitchen Garden Foods, Simon Weaver Organics, The Cotswold Farmer, The Severn Project and Yum Yum Fine Foods.

The Wildlife Friendly Food Project has been showcasing the producers since May and has seen all the suppliers see their products sold at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s cafes at Crickley Hill and Robinswood Hill in Gloucester.