A group of Bristol and the West Country’s finest food producers are collaborating at this years Glastonbury Festival, under the banner of Eat Bristol.
Eat Bristol is the first project of its kind that will see some of Bristol’s most loved food businesses teaming up to offer over 177, 000 festival goers a taste of the best of local, artisan, slow take away food.
Trethowan’s Dairy, cheesemaker and monger of handmade, unpasteurised British artisan cheese and usually found in St Nicholas market is teaming up with Somerset cheesemaker Jamie Montgomery to serve their deliciously moreish West Country raclette.
Kate’s Kitchen. One of Bristol’s best loved caterers and famed for championing local, seasonal and sustainable produce will be offering selection of delicious breakfasts, soups, and tagines.
Lahloo High Tea, a collaboration between Kate Gover, founder of artisan tea producer Lahloo Tea and Kirstie Urquhart, offers a slice of the high life. Delicious tea, iced teas and tea smoothies served with colourful macaroons, cake and giant all-time favourite biscuits.
Nathan Lee of Hyde & Co and operations director of the famous Clifton Lido, Glassboat, and Spyglass will be serving up 100% local beef burgers and seasonal salads.
All of the products used in the food are from within 35 miles of the site – apart from the tea which is blended in Bristol and is fairly traded artisan tea sourced directly from family-owned tea gardens in India, Japan, China as well as the Hampshire countryside! Wherever possible the ingredients and products come from Bristol or the surrounding countryside.
Kate Learner of Kate’s Kitchen says, “Its such a great opportunity to work at a festival with other foodies– it is amazing to work with people who share the same passion and enthusiasm for locally produced, high quality and of course delicious food’
Eat Bristol traders are using each others’ ingredients wherever they can and all are using Hobbs House bread. Tom Herbert is working with Eat Bristol to make sure we get exactly the right loaf, roll or bap for each offering.
Eat Bristol aims to be as sustainable as possible by sharing costs of infrastructure, disposables and so on – so we will be cutting down on the number of deliveries needed too. We also aim to save each of the traders money at each stage of the planning process. We do all the shopping around and negotiating for the best prices so they can concentrate on getting their offering right.
Todd Trethowan of Trethowan’s Dairy says, “It’s great to go into these things together. It’s a fantastic opportunity to save on resources, also to use each others products and give each other moral support! We are also really excited about the ‘terroir’ aspect of what we’re offering – our cheese, potatoes and the apple juice we’ll be serving alongside are all products of Somerset geography, geology and climate”.
If you were lucky enough to bag a coveted ticket you can find the Eat Bristol pitch in market H, near to Yeomans Bridge, behind the Circus field – come and enjoy some of the finest food the South West has to offer. You can also keep up with our news and updates on facebook/eat-bristol and on http://www.twitter.com/eatbristol