Valley Fest wouldn’t be able to run without its partners. Primarily our key partner, Yeo Valley. They help to oil the cogs of this party machine, they bring areas to the festival which we couldn’t do alone and, most importantly, they are all decent human beings striving to make this planet a better and tastier one. You can read all about their wonderful work below.
Yeo Valley, a family farm in Somerset. They make organic yogurt, milk, butter, and lots more besides. You’ll no doubt recognise tasty products in fridges up and down the country. They’ve been farming for 25 years – you can read their fascinating story – from humble beginnings to now a major mooover (ahem) on the dairy dancefloor.Visit website
Bradleys Juice are an independent family-run business, producing premium, award-winning soft drinks at our farm in Puxton, just down the road from Valley Fest. We’re passionate about creating delicious drinks; inspired by seasonal British flavours.
We use only the finest natural ingredients, sourced as locally as possible and add no nasties whatsoever, making our drinks a great choice for children and adults alike. To learn more about us please check out our website.
We look forward to meeting you at Valley Fest!
We’ve been farming organically since 1986. Our award-winning veg boxes are packed with the best of every season – all slow-grown for maximum flavour, and delivered in home compostable packaging.
We believe that amazing veg has the power to change lives and the world around us. Brilliant veg has the power to shape a better world – through what we grow, how we grow it, how it inspires you in the kitchen, and the joy it brings to your plate.
With the support of customers, in the past year we’ve saved 21 tonnes of plastic, donated over 1 million portions of veg to charity, planted over 1,500 native trees, and raised £164,744 for our charity partner Ripple Effect. And there’s still so much more to come.
WILDFARMED GROWS WHEAT THE RIGHT WAY MAKING REGENERATIVE FLOUR THAT TASTES BETTER, IS BETTER FOR YOU AND FOR THE PLANET
The name KAMADO is a Japanese word for “stove”, and KAMADO literally means “a place for a boiling pot”. 竈 is the kanji character for KAMADO. In romaji writing system, which is based on the Latin script, the word KAMADO is written the same as in English – KAMADO. Now the word KAMADO is referred to all similar types of ceramic barbecue grills.
Modern KAMADO barbecue grills are made of various materials such as heat-resistant ceramics and other heat-resistant materials, as well as terracotta – a traditional porous baked ceramic made of natural clay, Portland cement or a mixture of milled lava rock. The surface of barbecue grill can also vary greatly. It can be coated with glossy ceramic glaze, paint, decorative textured plaster or ceramic mosaic. Modern ceramics and fire-resistant materials protect barbecue grills from cracking.
Embrace the Solar powered Revolution! Meet Green Flare – your ultimate go-to experts for designing and installing high-quality renewable energy systems in the Southwest!
With 13 years of specialised renewable experience, they’ve mastered the art of solar pv, solar thermal, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating, and batteries for both homes and businesses.
Say goodbye to high energy costs and wave farewell to excessive carbon emissions! Let Green Flare lead the way to a greener, more sustainable future. Get ready to make a positive impact and bring some eco-friendly vibes to your life!
Barny Lee Marquees are a dynamic family run business based deep in the heart of Somerset providing luxury marquee and furniture hire across the South West. Founded in 2003 the business has grown organically through word of mouth, and we are proud to have created magical spaces for thousands of happy customers over the last 20 years. Caring for our clients and always going the extra mile is at the core of what we do, and we aim to be the best in the industry.
For Origin, transparency has always been at the heart of our brand. We source, roast, educate, and brew exceptional coffee from around the world. As a B Corp, and one of the longest standing, independent coffee roasters in the UK, we’ve built a reputation on quality, honesty, and integrity, alongside numerous awards and accolades. We’re not only held accountable in our business of doing better, but actively seek out relationships where the common goal is the same. We’re in pursuit of coffee excellence, setting standards and changing attitudes for the global speciality coffee industry
When it comes to producing high-quality, award-winning wine, Aldwick Estate is thriving in England’s fast-growing wine scene. A proudly independent and family run business, our vision is to continue to create truly exceptional wine. Never resting on our laurels, we’ve been farming a little pocket of land nestled at the foot of the Mendips for over a century and in 2008 we planted our first vines. These vines (and others) have been growing fabulously ever since, as have we.
Home to a full portfolio of English wine, we hope to inspire and encourage the celebration of English wine, with our dynamic whites, fruity reds, signature pinks, and fine fizz. To learn more about our current vintages visit our wine store, or alternatively a warm, friendly welcome awaits you at the Estate, so if you fancy discovering more about the world of English viticulture our vineyard tour & tasting experience is an absolute must.
Truespeed is a multi-award winning broadband provider, serving thousands of customers in the South West and beyond. By understanding the power of community, Truespeed works in partnership with people and businesses to deliver ultrafast networks with packages for everyone and provides free connections for schools and village halls.
Based down the road in Sandford, Somerset, the Thatchers family have been crafting and perfecting cider since 1904.
From the individual apple varieties we use, to the knowledge we have gained over four generations to make beautiful ciders that are bursting with flavour, we take great care to stay true to our roots. Only the best will do, so you know that with each glass of Thatchers the quality is the same, every time.
We craft a range of ciders, including our smooth and golden Thatchers Gold, our naturally cloudy Thatchers Haze and the sweet and vibrant Thatchers Rosé made from rosy-red eating apples. New this year is our sweet and juicy Thatchers Blood Orange, crafted with juicy eating apples and bursting with natural blood orange flavour.
Bristol born and made to stand out, Butcombe Brewing Co. began life at a time of cultural, social and political change, crafting beer before ‘craft beer’ was even a thing.
You see, at that time, no one was risking it all starting a brewery, making simple, premium, easy-drinking ale. To do so was an act of defiance. Or madness. But, 44 years and a lot of hard graft later, by staying true to our beliefs and Bristolian roots, it looks like owning a resolutely maverick brewing company isn’t such a crazy idea after all. By going against the grain, to work intimately with it, we made our own statement with every pint. And what was true then is just as important today.
Our passion for great beer extends to our passion for great pubs. Located across the South and South West of England, Butcombe Pubs & Inns are an independent, eclectic bunch with a focus on award-winning food and drink, and creating truly memorable experiences.
Weleda have been caring for soil – aka “the skin of the earth’ – for over a century, organically or biodynamically growing the plants used to make its iconic natural health and beauty products. From biodynamic farming and cultivation to honest, fair partnerships, Weleda has set the standard for ethical business, and its commitment to sustainability is recognised in B Corp certification and UEBT (Union for Ethical Biotrade) certification for sourcing with respect.
There are now seven medicinal Weleda plant gardens and 50 sourcing projects across the world and in 2022, Weleda supported an additional 20 sustainable soil projects with a total of € 350,000 to take action against the global soil crisis together with soil experts, activists and non-profits.
The Ramsbury Estate spans over 19,000 acres in the heart of the Kennet Valley; here it produces its award-winning Ramsbury Single Estate Gin and Vodka. Operating a true grain
to glass approach utilising produce grown on the Estate. Through the combination of tradition and innovative thinking, the result is a perfect product, which delivers inimitable
Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits
Ramsbury Single Estate Gin, RSP £29.50 (70cl, 40% ABV)
Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka, RSP £29.50 (70cl, 43% ABV)
NE Appliances is the largest independent retailer of Appliances in Bristol with a purpose built 15,000 square foot showroom boasting the largest displays of Built-In, Refrigeration and Range Cooking in the South West. Established in 1982 NE Appliances (Formerly Nailsea Electrical) is a family run business offering exceptional levels of service and expertise alongside competitive pricing, quick delivery and expert installation. You can also shop NE Appliances wide range of products online at neappliances.com with price match guarantee, free delivery in Bristol and Bath, and 100 day returns.
8Track Spiced Rum was created by Matt and Jem, two Cornish friends who had a shared love of good music and fine rum. 8Track is a vibrant, easy-drinking spiced rum with energy and positivity in its soul. Celebrating and supporting independent music and good times together, 8Track owes its name to the iconic recording kit that was used to make so many classic albums in the 20th Century from the Beatles’ Abbey Road though to Nevermind by Nirvana.
8Track’s pumping bassline is a 2-year old Guyana rum, blended with an 8-year old Barbados rum and then infused with natural botanicals and spices of Seville oranges, vanilla, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. The result is an award-winning, smoothly balanced, fine-tuned and zestful spirit – delicious on the rocks, with a mixer or as the base of your favourite cocktail
Valley Fest is held in the fields neighbouring The Community Farm (TCF), which provides organic vegetable boxes to around 700 customers in the area.
CSAs allow you to subscribe to the harvest of a farm – so it’s a win-win way of connecting growers with consumers. Luke was inspired by the many CSA projects he’d seen whilst travelling in the USA and thought the time was ripe for more of this in the UK. The Community Farm became a Community Interest Company co-founded by Luke with over 500 shareholders and is run by its team of staff and volunteers.Visit website
My Green Pod Ltd is an independent, family-run UK business, founded by Katie Hill and Jarvis Smith. We want to share the real stories behind the brands and people working tirelessly to offer ethical alternatives to mainstream products and services. You might not see these options on the high street and they may not be the first to appear in online searches.
Unlike any other company we know, we meet and connect personally with the owners of the companies we work with. We do this because we believe that authentically ethical products and services can only be produced and supplied with conscious, heartfelt intent. Plenty of businesses are cashing in on the trend towards natural and organic products, but if those companies are cutting corners to be the first to market – whether in their packaging, their supply chains, their ingredients, or their staff welfare – they won’t be featured here. This isn’t something you can check by visiting a website, so we go behind the scenes to investigate the company’s entire DNA.
Our Hero products and services are the most effective and enjoyable alternatives to mainstream options that we can find. We use them in our home and we use them on our family. They’re also from companies that are working in co-creation with the planet – intentionally operating in harmony with nature and in service to the wellbeing of their customers. Every time you buy from our Marketplace, we’ll plant a tree in the tropics (through charity partner TreeSisters) as our way of saying thank you for helping to change the path of the future. Together, lots of small actions make a huge difference.