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ABOUT US

SOMERSET FOOD TRAIL

WHO WE ARE


​The 2022 Food Trail Festival is organised by team of volunteers led by Wells Food Network, a non-profit run by four trustees from across Somerset. Wells Food Network is a member of the national network of Sustainable Food Places, a partnership programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain which encourages a cross-sector approach to tackling failings in our current food system.

The first pilot Food Trail was held in 2018, supported by a group of community organisations, including Reimagining The Levels, Somerset Community Food, Somerset Local Food Direct, Sustainable Wells and Green Wedmore. We are grateful for their ongoing support as well as for our network of volunteer cluster coordinators who are passionate about local sustainable food, and without whom this event would simply not be possible. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to all!

We believe by putting healthy, sustainable food at the heart of all we do, we can strengthen our communities, conserve our countryside and boost our local economy.' 

– Stewart Crocker, Chair, Wells Food Network

SOMERSET FOOD TRAIL

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

 

We owe a special thanks to our project patners and supporters, who have made the Somerset Food Trail possible and become some of our biggest champions – thank you to all of you!

SOMERSET FOOD TRAIL

FUNDERS

 

We are deeply grateful to all the organisations whose generous financial support has enabled us to put on the Somerset Food Trail Festival. We particularly wish to record our sincere appreciation of the support provided by Martin Stanley, without whose vision and commitment we would not have been able to get this project off the ground.

 

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This project is supported by WWF-UK’s Land, Food and Farming Fund.

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SOMERSET FOOD TRAIL

2022 ORGANISING TEAM 

STEERING GROUP

Stewart Crocker

Susie Weldon

Liz Pickering

Theresa Simon

Kim Robinson

Samantha Stadden

Deborah Hogarth

CLUSTER COORDINATORS

WEDMORE – David Hopkins, Liz Burton

WELLS & WOOKEY – Sarah Briton, Ellie Brown, Jade Ogden

CHEDDAR, WESTBURY-SUB-MENDIP, EASTON – Susie Weldon

GLASTONBURY & STREET – Melissa Taylor, Sarah Hallam

SHEPTON MALLET – Susan Ayton

FROME – Nikki Brain 

BRUTON – Jane Durney, Kristen Lindop

CASTLE CARY – Lucas Hollweg, Penny Steiner, Colleen Bower

WINCANTON – Claudia Cole, Helen Brown

SOMERTON & LONG SUTTON – Liz Pickering

LANGPORT – Kate and Damon Bridge, Cara Naden

YEOVIL & ILCHESTER – Katy Tilley, Mark Helyar 

CREWKERNE, ILMINSTER, CHARD, SOUTH PETHERTON – Katy Tilley, Mark Helyar 

WIVILESCOMBE – William Sitwell

CONTRIBUTORS

Brochure designer: Mark Matcham Design
Print agent: Adam Shaw, ASA Print
Cover image and Facebook masthead: Kate Lynch
Map illustration: Annabel Tempest
Copy: Liz Pickering, Hugh Thomas and Susie Weldon
Website development: Sarah Berry and Lorrie Kelly, Simplysig 

Social media: Liberty Ash, ADPR
Photography: Georgina Preston (Wiveliscombe), Ben Pulletz, Oliver Edwards and many others.

Somerset Food Trail would like to thank all participating enterprises, hosts, performers, guest curators, individuals and partner organisations for their support, co-operation and enthusiasm, and for their dedication to producing the finest quality, local, sustainable food and drink.

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