Freshly unpacked from the Organic Food Festival in Bristol, I thought I would record here some impressions.
It was a fantastic event, and I heard various stewards chewing over attendance and the numbers went up from 80,000 – 90,000 to 100,000. Like the fish that got away? Or was this the reality. I’m not sure how you count such a lot of heads with no entrance fees etc, but I would be very interested to know the official figures. It was certainly packed where our stand was. Breathing room only!
The wonderful thing about the whole festival was that it was just that – a festival, and the festivities were all about food, organic food no less. Street drama, acrobatics, ladies with jellies on their heads, it was all there, as well as the markets, the freebies (how much chocolate did you eat?) the cookery demos, the wonderful foods from far and wide to taste and try…FANTASTIC.
And that wonderful stall of fresh organic veg which had displays of sweetcorn piled high looking more like a sculpture than a veg stall…MARVELOUS.
I loved the Yeo Valley smooth and whole milk yogurts which we don’t stock yet, the Village Bakery yeast free rye and wheat bread with caraway seeds – gorgeous and some of the marvelous organic ice creams. I mean have you had ice cream with bits of lavender in before?
All in all it was a wonderful weekend and great to meet so many of our customers, who obviously we don’t normally get to see.
So see you there next year.