Over 150 vendors are expected at this year’s Festival. Food and drink producers will have stalls in the Market Place, along the Moat, in the Recreation Ground and in the Town Hall. The 2017 vendors are listed in alphabetical order below. Click on the logos to visit their website.
Bath Soft Cheese
The Padfield family have been happily milking a herd of cows at Park Farm in Kelston for four generations. Edward Ernest Padfield took on the 240 acres of Park Farm in August 1914. Cheddar cheese was made by his wife in the building that adjoined the farmhouse and the cows were milked by hand in the building across the yard.
In 1990, when Graham Padfield decided to start making cheese again, he was able to do so in the very same buildings in which his grandmother had made her Cheddar nearly 80 years before. Times change and in 2015, production moved into a new cheese dairy adjacent to the cattle dairy and milking parlour. Hugh, Graham’s son, works alongside his father and together they are creating award-winning organic cheeses, which are now made less than 50 yards away from where the cows are milked!
The family continue to employ a traditional approach both to raising and grazing the small herd of 160 mainly Holstein Friesian cows and also to their cheese making. The three signature cheeses are made throughout the week by hand, using traditional methods and are supplied to farmers’ markets, shops, restaurants and delis both locally and further afield. All three cheeses (Bath Soft, Wyfe of Bath and Bath Blue) are award winning, and our Bath Blue was crowned over all champion at the World Cheese Awards a couple of years ago.”
Bio aqua farm are the biggest integrated aquaponic trout farm in Europe, growing vegetables and rearing Rainbow Trout in the most sustainable and ethical way in a bio-symbiotic system. We don’t use any chemicals or pesticides, so it’s naturally an organic system.
We will be at Wells Food Festival for the 3rd year with Gourmet Street food and produce. As seen on BBC2 Harvest Episode 3 and Terry & Masons Great British Food Trip, Episode 8.
We specialise in exclusively grass fed native breed beef and lamb, naturally and sustainably bred and reared on our own family farm in Berrow, Somerset. Our delicious beef and lamb is available to buy directly from the farm in any quantity.
Brown Cow Organics
About Brown Cow Organics
We began as an organic food producer in 2001, at our organic farm in Pilton Somerset producing organic beef from Guernsey cross males born, raised and grazed on the farm.
In 2005 we began production of our artisan organic yoghurts under the Brown Cow Organics and River Cottage branding. You can purchase our organic yoghurts and organic beef to take home at Wells Food Festival.
We’ve won a staggering 49 awards for our farm and produce, including Highly Commended for Champions in Sustainable Farming Award in the prestigious Food & Farming Industry Awards plus becoming a Small Business Saturday 100 company both in 2016.
Our Organic Yoghurt and Organic beef is raved about by industry peers, media and chefs (with endorsements from the Sheila Dillon, Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein & Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall); The Times food editor, Tony Turnbull, says we make the best yoghurt in the world!
You can purchase our organic yoghurts and organic beef to take home at Wells Food Festival.
After the festival you can purchase directly from our website for doorstep delivery or to collect from markets we attend in Somerset – we do not have a farm shop nor sell direct from the farm itself.
Using as much home grown and the finest locally sourced produce as available. In fact (wherever possible), I grow it, pick it, make it & sell it; there are no franchises here, just me.
Every one of my preserves is lovingly produced the traditional way, hand cooked small batches in a Maslin pan; ensuring that the finished item is of the highest quality, full of flavour and lots of love.
Using recipes handed down the generations as well as introducing some new ones for this generation too. Preserving my heritage & providing some modern twists for you to enjoy alongside the traditional ones, but always delicious flavours.
Established in 2013, I am registered with local Trading Standards, Environmental Health Inspected and awarded the highest Food Hygiene Rating of 5 by the Food Standards Authority.
I do hope I will get to meet you soon & that you will taste for yourselves the passion I put into my preserves.
Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07922 135313
We produce organic spelt and wheat flour, traditionally milled in our historic watermill. We are based just a couple of miles outside Wells in Wookey village. There has been a mill on site since Domesday records, and Burcott Mill used to be owned by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. We have a list of millers dating back to 1422 up to the current Miller , Steve French. Our flour is sold directly from the mill, in farm shops throughout Somerset, and online.
Deliciously tasting Traditional Golden Mead presented in beautiful decadent bottles which have uniquely hand-designed labels. Hand-blended and carefully infused with a variety of natural ingredients to create wonderful flavours such as Divine Chocolate; heart-warming Chilli and Chilli with a sting for the brave-hearted. Also natural Hawthorn, Elderflower and Nettle; smooth Orange and warm Ginger to name but a few.
Award winning ales, brewed on the slopes of the Mendip Hills. Providing the finest beer for both trade and public alike.
Claud the Butler
“Our puddings, a delicious range of cheesecakes, pavlovas and roulades and tarts, tortes and pies are made by Liz Dove, our “Pudding Maestro” and her team, on her beautiful farm near Taunton, Somerset.”
COOK Wells, 13 Broad Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2DJ
Tel/Fax: 01749 677 726 www.cookfood.net/shops/wells
Crumpet! is a locally based cake business who handmake a range of delicious artisan cakes, muffins ans slices. Flavors include Raspberry Mud, Lemon Meringue, White Chocolate and Strawberry and Cookies and Cream. We also have a delicious range of gluten free cakes including our incredibly moreish Pistachio and Hazelnut Slice and our Blackberry and Coconut Crumble! We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Here at Ebb Tides, we hand harvest a combination of seaweeds from the beautiful Devon coast and turn them into versatile products that you can use in your everyday cooking. We think seaweeds are pretty amazing. Eaten by coastal people since ancient times and part of the daily diet in Asia for centuries – for good reason. Seaweeds are wholesome, delicious and a great alternative to salt.
Finest handmade cheeses from the heart of the West Country.
We have our homemade puff pastries, from sausage rolls to apple turnovers.
All our cakes are Dairy free too!
If you are still not convinced, what about a cream tea?
Remember we are 100% gluten free so there is no risk of cross contamination.
Come and join us at a great Food Festival in a great setting,
Check us out, on facebook at Gluten free Gourmet
Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean taste-free!
Godminster Farm is set on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was registered organic in 1999 by our owner Richard Hollingbery whose environmentally friendly and ethical approach to farming meant organic was the only way. With 1300 acres of beautiful landscape, the farm not only homes 280 organic dairy cows but also boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which are used as inspiration for many of the Godminster products.
The cows at Godminster Farm enjoy a simple and wholesome life and as a result produce a deliciously creamy milk. The freshness of the milk and the sustainable approach o farming is a major contributor to the delicious and distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Batch Farm Cheesemakers Ltd is situated in an idyllic setting on the Pennard Ridge with views of Glastonbury Tor and the Mendips beyond. In 1940, at the age of 22, John Gould came to Batch Farm where he ran the farm and which has since been taken over by Fred Gould, his son. Traditional handmade farmhouse cheddar cheese has been made on the farm for over the past 50 years.
To this day, Gould’s cheddar remains a family concern and is traditionally handmade on the farm using milk from their own Friesian dairy herd. The dairy is adjacent to the thatched farmhouse where Fred Gould runs the farm and his sister Jean the cheese making.
Gould’s cheddar is made from their own unique recipe which has been handed down over the generations and is matured at set temperature conditions for up to two and a half years to give it its unique flavour. Alongside the traditional cheddar, flavoured cheddars are proving popular with such flavours as hot chilli and chive, cracked black pepper and spring onion.
Ham Hill Cider
We produce award winning ciders that are crafted from some of Somerset’s old orchards. We are proud to carry out every step in making out ciders from renovation and pruning old orchards through pressing and fermentation to bottling and delivering the final product.
All of our ciders are made from 100% juice squeezed only from Somerset cider apples. We produce a full range of 500 ml still ciders, from a traditional Dry to a contemporary cider call Early Drop, made from the earliest dropping apples of the season. We also produce a very special sparkling cider using the method of keeving. We also produce a range of complementary products such as apple chutneys, Ploughman’s Wraps and if the seasons is right we may have mistletoe available. We also sell mulled cider kits which included small bags of spices.
Henny & Joe’s
At Henny & Joe’s we do things differently. We combine an array of spices to bring you a therapeutic experience and a beautifully blended taste. We use 100% natural ingredients to produce the finest and tastiest chai infusion.
True to its origin, our chai blend is naturally free from caffeine, additives and preservatives. Using traditional methods of decoction, our recipe is created from a blend of aromatic whole spices. Because our chai is in syrup form it can not only be used in chai teas and lattes, but also in cooking, baking, cocktails and much more! It’s as versatile as your imagination!
Hudnott’s are curiously delicious concoctions, hand-crafted with natural ingredients in small batches. The recycled glass bottles are sealed with a wooden cork stopper and finished with a handcrafted wax stamp, making each bottle unique.
Blackberry Gin, Coffee Rum, Grapefruit Vodka, Blackcurrant Rum and Raspberry Brandy.
“Into Coffee is a Mobile Espresso Cart, serving speciality, ethically-sourced coffees, teas and hot chocolates, plus a range of soft drinks. We also offer a selection of indulgent homemade cakes (including gluten / dairy free) and freshly baked pastries. We’re a small, local, independent business and take pride in serving a high quality product with friendliness and efficiency.”
JEAM Super Mixes
We produce a range of nutrient rich organic bread mixes that are easy to use and pack a healthy punch. We are a husband and wife team producing in house at our base in Long Sutton, South Somerset.
Kimber’s Farm Shop
Paul and Ruth Kimber have been farming since 1973, carrying on the family tradition at Charlton Musgrove in the lush pastures of the Blackmore Vale under the shadow of Alfred’s Tower, where the Kimber’s have farmed for 300 years.
Our children take a practical interest in the farm. Tom, who has a degree in Agriculture from Reading, and Danj, our son-in-law, work full time on the farm. Our daughters, Naomi, Bex, Jess, Hannah & Frances, together with our daughter-in-law Jennifer, also help out from time to time on the farm in the shop and at Farmers Markets.
Having a mixed stock farm we have become experts in animal husbandry, welfare being our top priority. Quality is maintained by using wholesome animal feed including home grown wheat, maize/grass silage and meadow hay – all used during the winter months. The cattle graze in the summer with special formulated rations for finishing, without the use of growth promoters. The same policy is used for all other livestock.
We are responsible traditional farmers, using fertilisers and herbicides only according to need. Our animals are treated when necessary. We enjoy the services of expert agronomists, veterinarians, and feed specialists. Our farm is independently inspected.
Following the seasons, surplus produce from our 2 orchards, fruit & veg gardens is turned into vibrant traditional & contemporary preserves, sauces, fruit juices, fruit & cider vinegars. We also produce honey and make marmalade.
Lovingly prepared by hand we like to experiment with different preserving techniques to create the best tasting products.
We garden sustainably. A new hedge has been planted with 18 carefully chosen species to provide food & cover for wildlife and pollinating insects, as well as flowers & fruits for hedgerow preserves.
Martin Carwardine and Co. is an independent coffee roast house based in the heart of the Mendip Hills, Somerset. Proprietor Martin Carwardine has been hand-roasting premium Arabicas his entire life, continuing family legacy of coffee roasting expertise which stretched back to the 1800’s. Today, the business proudly supplies the highest quality, traceable and sustainable coffee blends and origin coffees to customers across the country. Martin Carwardine and Co. also specialises in expertly refurbishing commercial espresso machines and auxiliary equipment. These machines have been carefully refurbished by factory trained technicians and are available to buy or rent via affordable packages with full Service support.
“We are a small award wining pie company that uses as much locally sourced ingredients as possible creating individual savory meat and vegetable pies!”
Hummus Specialist with all produce handmade in Bristol. Big flavours, innovative recipes and a commitment to delivering high quality and intrigue in equal measure!
Old Jollop cider made by hand by friends. Our cider is produced by using only the oldest orchards giving our cider the real authentic taste. We don’t use any sprays or commercial trees, we love to see the old trees bought back to life with some gentle pruning and careful management, these trees live on producing some exceptional apples for our cider.
We produce small batches so not to have a negative impact on the orchards we use.
‘Here at Pinnacle Icing I specialise in decorated biscuits, all royal iced by hand and home-made. The biscuits come in four flavours – vanilla, chocolate, lemon and ginger. They are all produced, from scratch, using free range, fair trade and British ingredients wherever possible. I make biscuits throughout the year with seasonal, topical and celebrational themes.’
Award winning pistachios sourced directly from a family of artisan farmers who grow and harvest the pistachios in their sun filled orchards in Greece.
Hand picked, dry roasted to a traditional family recipe and loved all the way to the U.K.
We offer a fabulous snacking moment for your very own pistachio occasion.
We have been making Somerset cider here at Rich’s Cider Farm since 1954. Gordon and Betty Rich cam to Mill Farm, Watchfield, over 60 years ago and began pressing Somerset apples to produce Rich’s Traditional Farmhouse Cider.
When Gordon and Betty passed away, the company was passed on to their daughter Jan and her family, who continue to expand the range of great tasting ciders, staying true to our Somerset roots and without compromising on traditional methods.
We continue to harvest apples from local orchards in Somerset, pressing the apples on the farm using the original presses and the rack & cloth method. The juice is then matured in our aged oak vats, before being bottled and packaged on the farm.
We would like to invite you to try our range of local, award winning ciders, that have been lovingly developed by our family over the years.
Seven Hills Chocolate
Artisan chocolatiers Seven Hills make fresh, individual handmade chocolates and chocolate bars as well as other chocolate related confectionery, caramels and toffees in a converted stable building on the outskirts of Bath, using high quality chocolate, sourced predominantly South and Central American.
Spelt has been grown in Somerset since the start of the Iron Age and has gained in popularity in recent times because it’s an excellent source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. It’s both easy to digest and leaves you feeling fuller for longer as well as being a good source of slow release energy.
Our spelt is grown organically on our sustainably managed farm on the Somerset Levels.
We are delighted to bring you our range of products including organic cereals, muesli, porridge, flour, pearled spelt and spelt grain.
We make all our products using spelt, an ancient grain, which is delicious, nutritious, and easy to digest, making it a fantastic alternative to conventional wheat.
“Smoojj makes healthier option puddings that are low in calories, fat and sugars. We use natural ingredients, that we only minimally process to retain as much of the goodness as we can and we don’t use any refined sugars. Our products are all gluten free and we have dairy free and vegan options. With Smoojj just because its better for you, it doesn’t mean that it can’t taste great.”
Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods
My early years were spent growing up on a large family dairy farm in Gloucestershire. Days consisted of exploring the farm in my favourite Indian headdress t-shirt, shorts and a pair of well-worn red wellies which I adored more than life itself! Memories of helping my Aunt get the cows in for evening milking, playing with a bucket of water in the milking parlour and collecting fresh eggs instilled in me the very earliest beginnings of a love of good food and fresh air. Little did I know my love affair with food would begin here and lead me into a whole new world of foody adventures.
I first had the idea for Snowdrop Cottage nine years ago whilst working as gardener at a local farmhouse. I had a passion for delicious, locally crafted foods produced using fresh quality ingredients and traditional methods however; I often struggled to find such things! Surrounded by fine quality fruits and vegetables I soon became inspired to start creating my own chutneys preserves and fresh pastries – Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods was born.
Somerset Charcuterie embrace traditional Italian and Spanish methods and combine them with some of the fantastic flavours and rich food culture of the West Country. Mixing the old with the new, and continental with British, their charcuterie delivers bold, robust flavours that will excite and intrigue. They use mainly Oxford Sandy & Black, Saddleback, Tamworth and Mangalitza pigs – all locally outdoor reared. Where possible they use locally sourced ingredients and their cider, sage, cheese, pork, goat, duck and wild garlic all come from Somerset producers.
Their range of sixteen core products includes Somerset cider chorizo, red wine & Draycott blue salami, air dried duck breast, sage mustard and cider salami and an award winning coppa.
Somerset Charcuterie run over 250 days worth of festivals, markets and events every year. This will be the fourth year that they return to Wells which is their favourite food festival in the calendar.
The Somerton Division of Beekeepers promote awareness and understanding of the bee and it’s benefits to all of us. One of twelve divisions within Somerset, Somerton, is one of the largest with over 200 members ranging from complete novices to highly experienced, national prize winners.
We regularly run beginner courses to attract newcomers. Theory courses are run through the winter and then practical sessions throughout the spring and summer all at their new apiary in Long Sutton. You will also find us attending local events with an observation hive, where you can see the bees hard at work.
There’s also an opportunity to taste a variety of honeys and other products produced with honey, including chutneys, cakes and honey fudge!
For more information about beekeeping in Somerset visit:
The Spice Sultan makes a range of hand crafted spice blends. Freshly ground for optimum flavour, spices are packaged into the perfect amount to accompany their delicious world recipes. They also produce monthly spice box subscriptions for Indian food lovers, meaning customers can create a new Indian feast each month with their fresh spice blends and authentic recipes.
Sugar and Spice Preserves
We make a full range of handmade preserves using home-grown and locally sourced ingredients. Free from additives or preservatives producing quality products bursting with flavour.
Delicious hand cooked pancakes, served hot and fresh straight from the pan in the traditional British way. Sweet & savoury fillings.
She had a successful teaching career for 15 years but after visiting India in 2007, felt her transferable skills could be put to better use. In 2012 her hobby became her profession, as she established Sweet Cumin and Bini Fine Foods Ltd.
In 2015, Bini was shortlisted as a finalist for the South West Seed Fund; where she was asked to pitch her multi award frozen Indian ready meals to leading food experts and 180 guests.
Her range of Bini takeaway curries have also been awarded Best Local food to Go in the South by Taste of the South West have achieved 10 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods show casing all six of her ready meal range. She has also sent the food to Buckingham Palace and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Delicious Magazine 2016 for the Produce Awards.
Bini’s passion and charisma has made Sweet Cumin Indian cookery school gain recognition in the Guardian as top foodie course in the UK.
For further information contact Bini 07961320193 email@example.com
We are The Chillees, Husband & Wife team Nick & Francine Lee. We grow around 30 different varieties of Chillies, of varying heats & flavours. From which we select the best to produce our award winning chilli sauces and preserves, right here in Somerset.
Nick’s passion is growing the chilli, whilst Francine loves to create in the kitchen; a match made in Chilli heaven.
Every sauce, jam or chutney we create is developed to bring out the wonderful flavours of the chillies, not just their heat. Chillies may be known for being HOT, but they also have some incredible flavours that we aim to bring out in every one of our products, to add a little something extra to your meals.
Free from artificial preservatives, flavouring & colours our products have received various awards from Taste of the West & Great Taste awards too.
We’d love to meet you, come along & try our range for yourselves, from mild to wild, they are all grown by us & made for you to enjoy.
Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07708 224139
The Garlic Farm
The High Tea Room
Each individual bag of fudge I make is lovingly made using only the best and natural ingredients. The fudge has a shelf life of six weeks as I don’t use any artificial ingredients or preservatives. This means that each individual bag that you order has been made just for you and only you.
The bars of fudge, that I sell at Farmer’s Markets in and around Somerset, are treated with the same amount of care and attention as the bags.
I hope you enjoy my little bags and bars of sweet treats as much as I enjoy making them. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHighTeaRoom where you can see reviews, updates and offers!
The Humble Pie
Award winning, handmade Pies from Somerset with a short-crust pastry and several delicious flavours to choose from.
The Leafy Tea Company
We are a small Tea Company based in Bath, our aim is to give you great tasting and unusual tea at great prices. All of our teas are full of goodness to help you feel refreshed, soothed and rejuvenated.
Our teas are packed and blended in the UK and are all ethically sourced.
The Mixing Bowl
The mixing bowl is a small local company selling award winning pickle, chutneys, marmalade, jams and curds along with flavoured cheeses.
Visit our web site at www.themixingbowlpreserves.com
Or phone 01458 850099
The Organic Cake Company
We use local ingredients & bake in small batches which us helps to create the most delicious cakes.
Vegan & Gluten Free – Wholesome Honest Baking
For Weddings, Events & Wholesale
Life is too short to eat bad cake
We are a Prince’s Trust supported business.
The Unusual Pork Pie Company
Here at The Unusual Pork Pie Company we’re dedicated to creating the tastiest homemade pies and quiches. All of our speciality pork pies are individually handmade made using British pork, and this commitment to quality runs through our entire range.
In addition to classic recipes, we’re never afraid to explore new tastes and ingredients in the hunt for the perfect pie! Take a look at our products page to see a list of our full selection, featuring tried-and-true favourites and new, exciting flavours alike.
The Wells Marshmallow Company
We now offer a wide variety of flavours, over 70 in fact. We can tailor make these for you in any shape or size however we are most famous for our giant sized marshmallows.
We offer a make to order service online @ www.thewellsmarshmallowcompany.co.uk or come visit us in our shop based in Cheddar Gorge or every Saturday at Wells Market from 9am.
Tim’s multiple Taste of The West award winning marmalades and jellies are a range of high quality, handmade, low output preserves. Although they are sweet and spreadable, they also work well with savoury foods as a spicy condiment, glaze or ingredient. Made in Clutton in Somerset using traditional techniques, Tim uses masses of fresh fruit to keep the chilli on the finish of each delicious mouthful
Tim began trading in January 2013. He started from scratch with nothing but home grown chillies and some very good family marmalade recipes.
Inspired by a love of spicy food which he gained visiting his relatives in California many years ago, and a desire to develop a range of products to fill a niche – “there were loads of different vinegar based hot sauces around, many of which used extracts and chemical preservatives rather than fresh ingredients. I wanted to develop a range that would deliver both fresh fruit flavour and fresh chilli heat”.
He uses local suppliers to source his ingredients, buying UK grown produce when available – from chillies to cheddar strawberries.
All Timmy’s Chillies products are gluten free and vegan friendly.
Delicious hand crafted cakes made to order, we bake every cake from scratch using top quality local ingredients including real butter, free range eggs and delicious local jams.
Each cake is made to your individual requirements whether it’s simple and elegant or big and extravagant you can be sure your creation from Wakey Cakey Kitchen will delight your guests and be the talk of your celebration
Wells Country Market
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2017, we are a local co-operative market, held in the Seager Hall every Friday morning. We sell genuinely home-produced cakes, puddings, breads, savouries and preserves alongside home-grown fruit and veg and unique hand-made craft items. All our produce is cooked freshly in small batches in our own kitchens – we can ‘make to order’, often using customers’ own favourite recipes and provide goodies for outside events. We also cater for people with gluten and dairy intolerances and can provide (and deliver) ready-meals for customers who are house-bound.
We look forward to tempting customers at this year’s Wells Food Festival with some of our range of over 100 different cakes as well as cookies (both traditional and quirky) and savoury snacks!
Delicious produce from our goat farm just up the road in Wookey. Cheese, milk, meat and goats milk soap.
WRAXALL VINEYARD TODAY – Brian Shirley and Jacky Brayton have just celebrated their 10th anniversary of buying the derelict Wraxall Vineyard in 2007. New varieties planted in May 2008 have proved a great success, winning international medals for both still and sparkling wine.
Adding sparkling wine to our range of wines in 2013 has been both exciting and rewarding.