On Sunday 12 October Wells Food Festival returns once again to celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce. 2013’s inaugural one-day event attracted over 3500 visitors and was such a success that we’re doing it again. This year’s festival will be bigger and better. We will be creating a Forgotten Feast banquet prepared from the abundance of Somerset’s autumn produce for 200 people to enjoy.
Venue: Bishop’s Barn, Silver Street, Wells BA5 1SG
Time: 1.30 for 2.00pm
Vegetables too ugly for supermarket shelves; orchard fruit left to rot on the ground; wild game shot but not sold to customers; food waste thrown out not recycled – the shocking tales of modern food waste are legion. Tom Hunt is a campaigner who turns his hand to rescuing forgotten foods and turning them into banquets.
Check out the menu! It includes pork from a pig brought up entirely on food waste and cooked nose to tail; local wild game and foraged herbs; vegetables that are not beautiful enough for supermarkets; sweet treats from the autumn hedgerows; bread and other local products donated by local market stalls, food shops and allotments.