Main image: Ania Shrimpton
This article first appeared in our Earth Day 2022 issue of My Green Pod Magazine, printed on 22 April 2022. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
Valley Fest, the best-tasting music festival in the South West, is now in its eighth year – and 2022 looks set to be the festival’s most fun year yet.
Headliners for the family-friendly food and music festival (04-07 August 2022) include Travis, Clean Bandit, Kosheen, Faithless (DJ set) Roni Size and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club – yet consistently, the biggest crowd-pleaser is the view.
Chew Valley Lake, edged by the rolling Mendip Hills near Bristol, provides the sparkling backdrop. This is officially an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the festival itself is held on a regenerative, organic farm. Looking after the land has always been deep in this festival’s DNA.
The food on offer is carefully sourced, and farm tours are available alongside a thought-provoking programme of talks.
This year a new area – sponsored by Yeo Valley Organic, Britain’s largest organic dairy brand – will showcase regenerative, organically farmed food.
This ‘Regeneration Area’ will explore how healthy, natural food from a regenerative organic farming system can nurture and nourish both people and planet.
It is an area for anyone who is hungry for hope, who wants to be part of the solution and who wants to make informed choices.
It’s possible to eat our way to a better future through regenerative organic – and the programme of activities, talks, debates and entertainment will show you how.
Inspiring speakers will explain how, with your support, regenerative organic farmers can heal a broken system and mend the planet.